Harry's practice is concentrated in bank and institutional debt financings, and includes borrower as well as lender representations. He has had particular experience with secured financings for high net-worth individuals, and with asset types that often serve as collateral for such financings (such as aircraft, interests in hedge funds and art collections), as well as with debt financings involving REITs. He also represents dealers and end-users in connection with the negotiation and documentation of their derivatives transactions (including the negotiation of ISDA documentation), and on compliance with Dodd-Frank and CFTC requirements. In addition, Harry counsels clients with respect to the purchase, sale and operation of corporate and general aviation aircraft, involving not only new and used "whole" aircraft but also fractional interests in aircraft operated under major fractional interest programs. Harry is the co-chair of the firm’s Opinions Committee and from 2001 to 2007 was the co-director of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Representative Client Work

Recent major client engagements include:

  • Representing an international records storage and information management services company in connection with, among others, its $2.0 billion secured revolving credit and term loan facility, its $700 million term loan B facility, its cash-pooling arrangements and its high-yield bond offerings
  • Representing various office, hospitality and senior housing real estate investment trust clients in connection with their syndicated revolving and term loan facilities, with aggregate commitments totaling more than $4 billion
  • Representing various office and senior housing real estate investment trust clients in connection with acquisition-related CMBS and other mortgage loan assumptions involving aggregate outstandings of more than $1 billion
  • Representing an owner/operator of senior living communities in connection with its $100 million asset-backed revolving credit facility
  • Representing a variety of open-end and closed-end investment companies in connection with their revolving credit facilities (secured and unsecured)
  • Representing a family holding company in connection with its $750 million revolving credit facility secured by interests in hedge funds
  • Representing a charitable trust in connection with its $30 million credit facility secured by interests in hedge funds
  • Representing an individual and related entities in connection with their $190 million term loan financing secured by art collections located in three countries
  • Representing a U.S. bank in connection with a secured term loan to a national restaurant chain
  • Representing a U.S. bank in connection with its aircraft lending transactions involving high net-worth individuals and family companies
  • Representing a U.S. insurance company, as lender, in connection with a progress payment financing of a Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft
  • Representing a U.S. insurance company in connection with its sales of its Bombardier Global 5000, Global Express and Gulfstream G-450 aircraft
  • Representing a real estate investment trust client in connection with its acquisition of an interest in a Bombadier Global 6000 aircraft
  • Representing a U.S. private equity company in connection with the acquisition and financing of, and the structuring of a like-kind exchange involving, a Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft
  • Representing numerous family companies and individuals on aviation matters (advising on compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, the structuring of lease and purchase arrangements, the negotiation of fractional and charter program arrangements, etc.)
  • Representing various public company clients, as end-users, in connection with the negotiation and documentation of their interest rate swaps and other derivatives transactions
  • Advising various clients concerning the implementation of Dodd-Frank and CFTC regulations on the registration of commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors (CTAs)
  • Advising end–user swap and derivatives clients on compliance with Dodd-Frank and CFTC swap clearing and reporting requirements

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., Colgate University

Community Engagement

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association (Commercial Lending Committee, Co-Chair 2004-2005)
  • National Business Aircraft Association

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America (2020)
  • The Legal 500 U.S. (2016)

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