Max Silverstein is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s finance group, based in New York. Max focuses his practice on direct lending, special situations transactions and workouts, restructurings and insolvency matters. Max has also represented private equity sponsors, portfolio companies and corporate borrowers in a broad range of leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and asset-based credit facilities.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Max was a finance associate in the New York office of another international law firm.
- Represented an ad hoc group of first lien debt holders in the chapter 11 cases of My Alarm Company in connection with DIP Financing and Exit Financing.
- Representing Altamont Capital Partners in connection with its joint purchase of prepetition debt of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, an owner and operator of dine-in movie theaters, joint provision of $60 million of debtor in possession financing, and credit bid for a substantial part of the business and assets of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas through its chapter 11 cases.
- Represented Tronox Holdings plc in its refinancing of certain of its outstanding indebtedness with a global $1.3 billion term loan and revolving credit facility and $1 billion of senior unsecured notes.
- Represented a hedge fund on a DIP loan to Avianca consisting of a loan up to US$1,288,500,000 under a Tranche A Facility and US$702,300,000 under a convertible Tranche B Facility.
- Represented a hedge fund on a DIP loan to LATAM Airlines consisting of a loan up to US$1,300,000,000 under a Tranche A Facility, up to US$750,000,000 under a Tranche B Facility and up to US$1,150,000,000 under a Tranche C Facility.
- Represented a leading global investment management firm in a US$300M loan and warrant package to a leading real estate mortgage trust.
- Represented Tronox Holdings plc in a US$500M bond offering of senior secured notes due 2025.
- Represented Cyrus Capital Partners, Keyframe Capital and another leading global investment management firm to provide financing of up to US$100,000,000 in commercial solar loans.
- Centric Brands: Representing Centric Brands Inc., a leading lifestyle brands collective, and certain of its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 cases to recapitalize approximately $1.8 billion in funded indebtedness. Centric filed with a restructuring support agreement backed by its key funded debtholders, $435 million in debtor-in-possession financing, and a path to a quick and consensual emergence with a capital structure reduced by approximately $700 million.
- A direct lender in connection with its loan and warrant package for a digital mobile advertising company.
- A direct lender in connection with its loan and warrant package for a digital insurance brokerage business.
- Represented VIP Cinema Holdings, Inc. and certain of its affiliates (“VIP”), a multinational enterprise that is one of the largest manufacturers, and a pioneer, of luxury seating products for movie theaters, in its prepackaged Chapter 11 case in Delaware. In connection with its restructuring, VIP reached agreements with its first lien and second lien lenders, and its private equity sponsor, prior to filing the Chapter 11 case to deleverage its balance sheet by approximately $178 million.
- Tronox Limited: Represented Tronox Limited in connection with a $2.15 billion term loan; $550 million asset-based revolving credit facility; $450 million 5.75% Senior Notes due 2025; $1.5 billion global term loan; $300 million global ABL; $900 million bond offering; $100 million Rand-denominated working capital facility, $615 million 6.5% Senior Notes due 2026.*
- Claire’s Stores: Represented ad hoc group of creditors in chapter 11 cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The ad hoc group sponsored a chapter 11 plan of reorganization that eliminated approximately $1.9 billion of debt from the company’s balance sheet and provided the company with $575 million in new capital.*
- Investcorp: Represented Investcorp in the financing for its acquisition of Revature.*
- FFL Capital Partners: Represented FFL Capital Partners in its financing for its acquisition of Summit Behavioral Health.*
- Rolls-Royce: Represented institutional investors in connection with senior secured notes issued by an affiliate of Rolls-Royce plc.*
*Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray
- Co-author, “Exit Financing: Overview,” Practical Law Practice Note (February 10, 2020)
- JD, Columbia Law School, 2016; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- Master of Arts (Teaching), Relay Graduate School of Education, 2013
- BS, Pennsylvania State University, 2011
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2017