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Stacy Hopkins

Of Counsel, Corporate Department


Stacy Hopkins is Of Counsel in the Global Finance practice and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on commercial finance and creditors’ rights. Ms. Hopkins advises clients on structuring, negotiating, and documenting cash flow and asset-based transactions across all lifecycles of a loan. While she has a deep knowledge of healthcare finance, given her prior business experience, Ms. Hopkins also has industry expertise in other business sectors, such as casinos, restaurants, media, manufacturing, and entertainment. In addition, Ms. Hopkins has extensive experience structuring and documenting unitranche and split collateral deals.


Prior to rejoining Paul Hastings, Ms. Hopkins served as Senior Vice President in the Healthcare Finance group at Wells Fargo Commercial Capital. In this role, she led the negotiation, documentation, and execution of all transactions (asset-based, cash flow, and real estate) for the group across a variety of healthcare sectors. Prior to her tenure at Wells Fargo, Ms. Hopkins was a partner in Paul Hastings’ Finance practice, advising commercial finance companies, hedge funds, and banks on leveraged loans, asset-based financings, debtor-in-possession financings, syndications, and leasing transactions in a variety of sectors.  In addition, before initially joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Hopkins practiced in the Central District of California bankruptcy court.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, JD, 1994
  • California State University Northridge, BS, 1991

    Engagement & Publications

    • "Stacy Hopkins Archives,"  ABFJournal
    • "Whose_AR_is_it_anyway.pdf," (ctfassets.net)
    • "Warning Letters and What They Mean for Healthcare Lending," mddionline.com, 2021
    • Instructor, Financial Lawyers Conference Nuts & Bolts Commercial Law Program, 2015, 2018
    • Guest Lecturer, “Economics of Senior Loan Pricing,” UCLA School of Law, 2013–2018
    • Presenter, “Latest Trends in Second Lien Financings,” Joint Presentation of American Bar Association and Commercial Finance Association, 2007
    • Panelist, “From Accordion Loans to Xerox Lenders (and everything in between),” Financial Lawyers Conference, 2011

    Numerous training programs on a variety of topics, including:

    • Structuring Deals
    • Restructurings and Workouts
    • Intercreditor Agreements
    • Split Collateral Intercreditor Arrangements
    • Trends in commercial loan documentation
    • Unitranche facilities
    • Credit Agreements
    • Due Diligence
    • Confidentiality Agreements


    • Co-Chair, Women in Commercial Finance Conference, 2019
    • Fundraiser and Volunteer, Richstone Family Center
    • Member, Secured Finance Network
    • Member of California State Bar

    Practice Areas

    Global Finance




    District of Columbia Bar

    California Bar


    Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. 1994

    California State University, Northridge, B.S. 1991

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