Steven R. Rutkovsky

Partner

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  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1991; Order of the Coif
  • MBA, New York University, 1991
  • AB, magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1987

Qualifications

  • New York, 1992
  • American Bar Association
  • Legal Opinions Committee of ABA Business Law Section
  • Fund Finance Association
  • IFLR1000 Leading Lawyer (2015-2017), Highly Regarded (2018-2019)
  • New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition (Bankruptcy & Creditors/Debtor Rights) (2010, 2013-2017)

Steven R. Rutkovsky

Partner

Steve focuses on complex leveraged finance and fund finance transactions. He represents private equity funds, credit funds, and public and private companies in a wide range of financings, including leverage buyouts, acquisitions, dividend recaps, fund subscription lines and leverage facilities, involving both syndicated and privately place debt at all levels of the capital structure. Steve is chair of the firm’s Opinion Practices Committee.

Experience

  • Represented Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in obtaining financing for its acquisitions of U.S. Anesthesia Partners and U.S. Acute Care Solutions and US Radiology Specialists.
  • Represented Kohlberg & Company in obtaining financing for its acquisitions of Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, CIBT Global, EN Engineering and US Retirement & Benefits Partners.
  • Represented Altamont Capital Partners in obtaining financing for its acquisitions of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, Amplity Health, and Tacala Companies.
  • Represented Aretex Capital Parnters in obtaining financing for its acquisition of Alerian.
  • Represented numerous private equity fund sponsors in obtaining capital call subscription facilities, management company facilities, co-investment facilities and partner loan programs.
  • Represented Dunkin’ Brands’ Inc. in obtaining financing for its $2.4 billion buyout by Bain Capital, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Carlyle Group.

Publications

  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1991; Order of the Coif
  • MBA, New York University, 1991
  • AB, magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1987
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