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About Tony

Experienced, practical and responsive commercial finance counsel

Tony Marino represents both lenders and borrowers in complex commercial finance transactions. With extensive knowledge of and experience in capital markets, Tony advises on a full range of corporate finance matters, including:

  • Commercial loans and financing vehicles, both single-bank and syndicated
  • Financing for private equity sponsor buyouts
  • Acquisition financing representing agents, private equity and strategic buyers
  • Third-party legal opinions

Clients value Tony not only for his depth of experience and responsiveness, but for the practical and creative solutions he develops to address their capital needs. They also benefit from his participation in and collaboration with the Quarles Financial Services industry team, attorneys with a broad spectrum of knowledge working collaboratively to serve financial institution clients.

Experience in Action

  • Advising borrowers and lenders on commercial finance transactions and related issues, including secured and unsecured transactions, single-bank and syndicated commercial loans, asset-based financings, asset securitizations, mezzanine debt financing, construction loans, private placements, revenue bond credit enhancements and direct purchases (particularly in the senior living and health care industries), workouts and ISDA swap documentation and negotiation.
  • Representing private equity buyers in acquisition financing transactions, working closely with the portfolio companies on their financing needs.
  • Providing third-party legal opinions of finance transactions.
  • Advising borrowers on covenant compliance.


  • Represented the agent in connection with a syndicated, multicurrency, $70 million financing to multiple borrowers secured by domestic and foreign assets.
  • Represented the agent in connection with a syndicated $200 million senior secured financing.
  • Represented the agent in a syndicated, $70 million financing in connection with a private equity sponsor buyout of the borrower.
  • Represented the agent in a syndicated, $30 million financing as part of a private equity sponsor buyout of the borrower.

Professional Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2016–present: Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law)
  • Chambers USA® (2016–present: Banking & Finance)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Zoological Society of Milwaukee, former board member
  • American Bar Association, member
    • Section on Business Law
    • Commercial Finance Committee
  • Wisconsin Bar Association, member
  • CFA Charter holder
  • Economics Wisconsin, former board member

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