Carolyn Frederick’s practice focuses on business and corporate finance, real estate, transactions, and debtor/creditor matters. She represents clients in a wide range of other issues from company formation and initial capitalization to subsequent restructuring through acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, and liquidations.
Carolyn represents lenders, funds, borrowers, and other finance clients in matters including:
- Loan document creation and negotiation
- Revolving credit facilities
- Mezzanine financing
- Term loans
- Subordination and Inter-creditor issues
- Equity pledges, real property collateral and other asset based lending
- Lender and borrower diligence
- Opinion letters
Business and Real Estate
Carolyn frequently represents companies in corporate structuring and restructuring that includes: formation and liquidation issues; negotiating and documenting of domestic and cross-border transactions; and negotiating and documenting supply and distribution agreements. Her emphasis in this area is centers on indemnification, performance and warranty issues. Carolyn also assists real estate clients with syndications, tenant in common structures, commercial leases, property management agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and title issues. She routinely advises sponsors seeking to raise capital through a combination of debt and private equity offerings in connection with commercial real estate development and other business capital needs.
Debtor/Creditor, Restructuring and Bankruptcy
Carolyn has extensive experience counseling borrowers and lenders in the restructuring of underperforming loans and investors acquiring distressed assets and distressed debt. For over four years she practiced in a New York law firm representing creditors and other stakeholders in high profile bankruptcies. Her representative clients included Lehman Brothers, Washington Mutual, Capmark Financial, General Growth Properties, and others. Carolyn regularly advises creditors and other substantial parties in bankruptcies and insolvency-related litigation. She has successfully represented creditors seeking relief from the automatic stay, contesting cash collateral, litigating DIP financing issues, objecting to Chapter 11 plans and asset sales, and defending avoidance actions.
When not practicing law, Carolyn can be found hiking or working in the garden with her husband and two sons.