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Marija Pecar is a debt finance partner practicing in the Financial Restructuring Group.  Her client base spans the finance industry and includes leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, private equity sponsors, CLO managers and BDCs.  She also regularly represents corporates seeking to access the capital markets and alternative credit providers to finance their operations across a broad range of industries and sectors, including healthcare, infrastructure, energy, retail, technology and logistics.  Clients call on Marija for strategic counsel and commercial advice on an array of complex domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including leveraged acquisition and syndicated credit facilities, distressed debt and other ‘special situations’ financings and restructurings (including bridge facilities, “debtor-in-possession” financings and Chapter 11 exit finance), liability management and debt exchange transactions, asset-based lending and high-yield bonds.  Marija is dual-qualified to practice New York and English Law.

Prior to joining Stroock, Marija practiced at a leading “magic circle” international firm in London, where she worked on a variety of European and emerging markets financings, and complex derivatives and structured finance transactions (including pensions hedging and longevity swaps).  While in London, Marija also spent a portion of her time in-house at CVC Capital Partners supporting US and European private equity deal-teams.

Representative Matters

  • 21st Century Oncology, Inc. – bridge loan facility, debtor-in-possession credit facility and Chapter 11 exit financing (ad hoc term lender/noteholder group)
  • American Addiction Centers (DIP lenders)
  • Animal Supply Company (ad hoc group of second lien lenders)
  • Caesars Entertainment Corporation (ad hoc group of first lien lenders)
  • Cargill, Inc. – $500,000,000 acquisition credit facility (sponsor/borrower)
  • Cenveo, Inc. – $100 million senior secured super-priority priming debtor-in-possession facility and related DIP intercreditor arrangements (agent / lenders)
  • Chase Industries (ad hoc group of 1.5L and 2L lenders)
  • Dex Media Inc. – $550 million incremental term loan facility (lender)
  • Ferrellgas (ad hoc group of unsecured Opco noteholders)
  • Foresight Energy LLC – consensual restructuring of $1.4 billion capital structure (ad hoc bondholders)
  • Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. – senior secured debtor-in-possession credit facility (prepetition secured lender & DIP lender)
  • Halcón Resources Corporation – consent solicitation (ad hoc bondholders)
  • Hycroft Mining Corp. (bond issuer)
  • Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (term lender and revolving lender)
  • Iracore International Holdings, Inc. – debt-to-equity exchange and term loan facility (ad hoc bondholders)
  • Island Energy Services – $370 million acquisition delayed-draw term and working capital facilities (loan agent)
  • Permian Production Partners (senior secured lenders in out-of-court restructuring financing)
  • Reagan Corporation - $260 million acquisition securitization facility (borrower)
  • Sandy Creek Energy Station (ad hoc group of first lien lenders)
  • Summit Midstream (majority lenders leading consensual debt exchange and foreclosure transaction)
  • Transmar Commodity Group Ltd. – distressed ABL facility (loan agent)
  • VIP Cinema Seating (second lien lender)

Speeches & Events

  • Panelist, “Hot Button Issues in Transactional & Corporate Compliance,” 2018 Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention, September 6, 2018
  • Speaker, "Blockchain Technology and the Financial System: Legal and Regulatory Issues", New York City Bar Association, Futures & Derivatives Regulation Committee, June 14, 2017

Publications

  • Co-author, "Unblocking the Blockchain: Regulating Distributed Ledger Technology," Futures & Derivatives Law Report, November 2016

Honors & Awards

  • "Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers in America

Admitted To Practice

England and Wales

New York

Education

LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2010

B.A., University of Oxford, 2009