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Marija Pecar is a debt finance associate practicing in the Financial Restructuring Group. Ms. Pecar is dual-qualified to practice New York and English Law, and represents leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, private equity sponsors and other alternative capital providers, as well as public and private companies, as creditors, sponsors, debtors, underwriters, arrangers, collateral agents and indenture trustees on a wide range of complex domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including leveraged acquisition and syndicated financings; distressed debt and other special situations financings and restructurings (including “debtor-in-possession” financings, bridge facilities and Chapter 11 exits); ABLs; high-yield bond issuances and other debt and capital markets transactions.

Prior to joining Stroock, Ms. Pecar 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, Ms. Pecar 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Reagan Corporation - $260 million acquisition securitization facility (borrower)
  • 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

Admitted To Practice

England and Wales

New York

Honors & Awards

  • "Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers in America

Education

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

B.A., University of Oxford, 2009