About Kim

Practical judgment tailored to the business goals of each transaction

Kim Wynn structures, negotiates and closes commercial finance transactions. She has extensive experience with asset-based loans and other secured loans as counsel for agents, lenders and borrowers.

Kim's work includes transactions throughout the United States involving real estate and personal property collateral as well as transactions with foreign loan parties and collateral. She also handles workouts and restructurings, and successfully structures and negotiates complex intercreditor, participation and subordination agreements, including agreements among lenders in unitranche transactions. Kim represents banks and borrowers in tax exempt bond financings and complex multi-facility transactions, and also advises on real estate and construction loans, acquisition financing and debtor-in-possession financing.

Kim proceeds with the client's goals in mind, achieving a balance between the legal issues that must be addressed and the real-world factors that drive the transaction.

Experience in Action

  • Assists with structuring unique and complex transactions, including analyzing credit risk and potential bankruptcy outcomes, and achieving solutions for transactions among parties having divergent interests.
  • Manages large and multi-faceted transactions to coordinate documentation and due diligence and efficiently consummate transactions.
  • Assists with intercreditor arrangements, including initial documentation and restructuring of intercreditor and unitranche agreements.

Successes

  • Represented agent bank in $200 million-plus acquisition and working capital financing secured by assets of more than 40 affiliated entities and by real estate in six states.
  • Represented first-out lender through the life of a unitranche transaction, including initial documentation, bankruptcy and DIP financing, and restructured exit financing.
  • Represented ABL lender in initial financing, subsequent acquisition by the borrower and later buy-out of borrower shareholders.
  • Represented borrowers and lenders in ESOP transactions ranging up to $300 million-plus.
  • Represented borrowers and lenders in floorplan facilities and related real estate loans.
  • Represented lender in $40 million-plus loan to affiliated entities secured by seven properties in five states.
  • Represented lender in workouts of multiple transactions involving loans secured by skilled nursing facilities.

Professional Recognitions

  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2016–present: Banking & Finance)
  • Recognized as Best Lawyers® 2019 Milwaukee Commercial Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year," and 2013, 2021 Milwaukee Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, 2007-present
  • Wisconsin Law Journal — Women in the Law Award (2011)
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional & Civic Activities

  • First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin (Board Member and Secretary)
  • LPGA Amateur Golf Association (Member)
  • Turnaround Management Association (Member)
  • Volunteer, COA Youth & Family Centers (Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee Women's Leadership Council (Past Member)
  • Renaissance Theaterworks (Past Board Member)
  • The Parenting Network (Past Board Member)
  • ACTS Housing (Past member of Finance Committee)
  • TEMPO Milwaukee (Past Chair, Professional Development Series)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Past Chair, Corporate, Banking and Business Section)
  • Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women (Past Chair, Showcase Awards Committee)
  • Association for Women Lawyers (Past Board Member)

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