Joseph L. Scibilia
Partner

1100 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA USA 30309

The Grace Building 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY USA 10036

Overview

Joe Scibilia leads the firm’s Leveraged Finance practice. He focuses his practice on commercial finance matters and has more than twenty years of experience in complex commercial finance transactions.

Mr. Scibilia has extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers in complex commercial financing transactions. His practice includes the representation of public and private companies, as well as foreign and domestic financial institutions. His practice focuses on representing lenders and borrowers in debt financings, including syndicated credit facilities on both a leveraged and investment grade basis, cash flow and asset-based financings, secured and unsecured credit facilities, letter of credit facilities, first lien and second lien financings, bridge loan financings, acquisition financings, asset securitizations, subordinated debt facilities, real estate financings, and debtor-in-possession financings. Mr. Scibilia also represents financial institutions and customers of financial institutions in connection with interest rate hedge transactions, loan syndications and participations, loan sales, workouts and debt restructurings. 

Mr. Scibilia was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Banking and Finance Law in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He was honored by BTI Consulting Group as one of 307 attorneys nationwide to be selected to its Client Service All-Stars 2013. Mr. Scibilia received this distinction for delivering the absolute best client service to Fortune 1000 companies. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated for Banking and Finance Law by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

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Represented a lead agent and lead arranger in connection with $375 million syndicated multicurrency revolving credit facility provided to a publicly-held contract staffing firm.

Represented a commercial finance company as lead agent and lead arranger in connection with a $40 million syndicated senior-secured revolving credit facility provided to a national owner and operator of water and other amusement parks.

Representation of publicly held company, as borrower, issuer and guarantor, engaged in selling and leasing home and office furniture, electronics and appliances, in connection with over $100 million privately placed senior unsecured notes, and over $100 million in combined working capital and franchisee loan facilities.

Representation of publicly held company, as borrower, issuer and guarantor, engaged in selling and leasing home and office furniture, electronics and appliances, in connection with over $100 million privately placed senior unsecured notes, and over $100 million in combined working capital and franchisee loan facilities.

Represented a bank, as lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with over $200 million in syndicated bank loan facilities provided to an agricultural cooperative.

Represented a lead agent and lead arranger in connection with over $100 million in syndicated senior-secured revolving and term loan b credit facilities used to finance the acquisition and working capital needs of an owner and operator of cancer treatment centers.

Representation of publicly held provider of information solutions, as borrower, in connection with $500 million multi-currency syndicated senior revolving credit facility.

Representation of domestic and international software management solutions company, as borrower, in connection with $30 million senior secured revolving credit facility.

Represented a collateral monitoring agent and lead lender in connection with over $500 million in syndicated senior-secured bankruptcy exit financing provided to a publicly-held nationwide owner and operator of nursing homes and eldercare facilities.

Represented a commercial finance company as agent and lender in connection with a $20 million senior-secured revolving credit facility provided to a domestic and international manufacturer and distributor of lumber and steel products.

Represented a lead agent and lender in connection with a $50 million senior-secured revolving credit facility provided to a discount retail electronics company.

Represented a lead agent and lead arranger in connection with over $200 million syndicated senior-secured revolving and term loan credit facilities provided to a sports and entertainment food concession operator.

Represented a commercial finance company as agent and lender in connection with over $200 million in Chapter 11 debtor-in-possession credit facilities provided to a national freight trucking company.

Representation of agents and lead lenders in connection a debt restructuring of affiliated television broadcast companies and provision of over $145 million in revolving and term loan senior credit facilities, including preparation and negotiation of intercreditor and subordination agreements.

Represented a bank as lead agent and lender in connection with the provision of $280 million senior-secured credit facilities to a manufacturing company.

Representation of publicly held information solutions company in connection with over $100 million trade receivables securitization facility provided by agency rated bank conduit to an affiliated bankruptcy remote special purpose entity.

Represented lead agents and lead arrangers in connection with $250 million of syndicated senior-secured revolving and term loan b credit facilities provided by a syndicate of banks and other institutions to a medical equipment manufacturer and distributor.

Representation of publicly held leading regional coal producer, as borrower, in connection with $100 million syndicated senior secured revolving credit facility.

Represented a lead agent and lead arranger in connection with $95 million syndicated secured first lien and second lien credit facilities used to finance the acquisition and working capital needs of a paper manufacturing company, including documentation and negotiation of related bridge loan facility and intercreditor agreement between first lien and second lien creditors.

Representation of publicly held leading global manufacturer of flooring products, as borrower, in connection with $100 million syndicated senior secured revolving credit facility.

Represented a commercial finance company, as agent and lender, in connection with $30 million senior-secured revolving credit facility provided to a domestic and international manufacturer and distributor of cellular telephones.

Representation of commercial finance company and its related securitization funding conduit (and issuer of agency rated commercial paper) in connection with $100 million trade receivables securitization facility and letter of credit facility provided to a bankruptcy remote special purpose entity affiliated with a public company engaged in providing temporary employment in the unskilled labor and construction markets, including preparation and negotiation of securitization sale, funding and liquidity documents, and the related security documents and intercreditor agreements.

Representation of public coal mining company in connection with $100 million syndicated senior secured revolving credit facility.

Representation of public company in connection with $9 billion senior bridge credit facility in connection with strategic acquisition, a separate $2 billion revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of bank lenders for use in refinancing existing indebtedness and working capital, and a $1.5 billion in senior term loan facilities provided by a syndicate of bank lenders for general corporate purposes.

Representation of national bank, as lender, in connection with provision of senior secured credit facility to nursing home group.

Representation of a tribal gaming authority in connection with $350 senior secured credit facility for use in refinancing existing gaming and resort related indebtedness and future casino and resort expansion.

Representation of bank, as lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with over $250 million in syndicated bank loan facilities provided for a strategic acquisition.

Represented Aaron’s Inc. (NYSE: AAN) in its $700 million acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, Inc. Aaron’s is a specialty retailer in the

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Education

St. John's University School of Law, J.D. cum laude

Hofstra University, B.B.A.

Admissions

New York

Connecticut

Georgia

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Member
 Business Law Section
 Business Financing Committee
 Commercial Finance Committee
 Uniform Commercial Code Committee

Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Member

Atlanta Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Business Law Section, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Member

St. John’s Law Review (former member)

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