Christopher Ross is of counsel in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on representing banks and alternative lenders in commercial finance transactions, including acquisition financings, syndicated and direct lending, cross-border transactions, special situations, refinancings, recapitalizations, asset-based lending, cash flow loans, first lien/second lien facilities, and mezzanine debt facilities. He has experience in various business sectors including healthcare, software, retail, media, franchising, manufacturing, and transportation.
In addition, Mr. Ross has extensive experience in representing creditors, lenders, and investors in connection with both in-court and out-of-court restructurings, including debtor-in-possession and exit financings.
Mr. Ross received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law (magna cum laude) in 2006, where he was a member of the Urban Law Journal and Moot Court. Mr. Ross received his B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Pomona College in 2000. He is admitted to the State Bar in New York.
Mr. Ross is a thought leader in the finance industry and regularly speaks and writes, internally and externally, on the legal issues and market dynamics faced by both traditional and nonbank lenders, including the following:
Franchise Group Secures Senior Secured Term Loan; Finalizes Acquisition of Sears Hometown's Outlet Business
October 23, 2019
Array Canada Inc. Closes $275 Million Financing for Dividend Recapitalization
February 13, 2017
Paul Hastings Advises Smithfield Foods on $1.4 Billion Senior Notes Offering
February 01, 2017
BCD Acquisition, Inc. to Acquire American Trailer Works, Inc.
August 24, 2016
Banks Finance Centerbridge Partners Acquisition of KIK Custom Products
August 28, 2015
Paul Hastings Advises Banks in Financing the $8.7 Billion Acquisition of PetSmart by a Consortium Led by BC Partners
March 12, 2015
Paul Hastings Represents the Lenders in Riverstone Holdings’ Acquisition of Proserv Group Inc.
December 24, 2014
Paul Hastings Advises Banks on Financing Mattress Firm’s Purchase of The Sleep Train
October 20, 2014
Paul Hastings Represents Banks in Financing DPx Holdings B.V.’s Acquisition of Gallus BioPharmaceuticals
October 16, 2014
Paul Hastings Advises Société Générale in Connection with Financing Novetta’s Acquisition of Digital Results Group, Inc. and Sentinel Applied Analytics, LLC
October 06, 2014
Paul Hastings Advises Banks on the Financing of Wayne Fuel Systems Acquisition by Riverstone Holdings
June 20, 2014
Paul Hastings Represents Joint Bookrunners in AerCap's $2.6 Billion Notes Offering
May 14, 2014
Paul Hastings Represents Joint Bookrunners in $430 million Refinancing of BRG Sports
April 17, 2014
Paul Hastings Advises Banks in Financing for JLL Partners Acquisition of Royal DSM NV
March 18, 2014
Paul Hastings Represents Banks in Financing Southwire's Acquisition of Coleman Cable, Inc.
December 20, 2013
Paul Hastings Represents Banks in Financing of Dealertrack Technologies' Acquisition of Dealer.com
December 19, 2013
Paul Hastings Advises on the Financing for the Partial Acquisition of Syncreon Ireland B.V. by Centerbridge
October 28, 2013
Paul Hastings Advises on the Financing of General Atlantic's Acquisition of CLEAResult
August 06, 2013
Paul Hastings Advises on Financing for Fieldwood Energy's $3.75 Billion Acquisition for Apache Corp.
July 18, 2013
Paul Hastings Represents Lead Arrangers in Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc. Financing
March 07, 2013
Paul Hastings Represents Lead Arrangers in Saxon Refinancing
February 25, 2013
Paul Hastings Advises on the Financing for Gulf Oil Corp.s $1.1 Billion Acquisition of HII Holding Co.
January 09, 2013
Paul Hastings Represents Lead Arrangers in Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc. Refinancing
December 11, 2012
Paul Hastings Represents RBC in Financing For Zayo Groups Acquisition of 360networks
December 02, 2011
Market Intersection: A Quarterly Look at the U.S. Credit Markets-2Q20
August 06, 2020
Market Intersection: A Quarterly Look at the U.S. Credit Markets-4Q19
February 13, 2020
Market Intersection: A Quarterly Look at the U.S. Credit Markets - 1Q19
July 30, 2019
Recognized in The Commercial Finance Association's 40 Under 40 List
Christopher Ross was named to The Commercial Finance Association's "40 Under 40" list. He was honored as a mover and shaker who exemplifies true excellence in his career and who brings a strong voice and commitment to the industry at large. The 40 Under 40 Awards program was introduced to honor the achievements of young commercial finance professionals and service providers from across the industry.
September 29, 2017