Ochs, Justin L.

Justin L. Ochs

Justin Ochs represents both public and private companies on a variety of corporate finance and other matters. Borrowers, private equity sponsors and financial institutions rely on Mr. Ochs’ experience and strategic business advice and turn to him for counsel on a wide range of debt financing transactions. Mr. Ochs successfully represents his clients in matters involving secured and unsecured financings, leveraged buyouts and acquisition financings, bridge loans, first- and second-lien, mezzanine and other subordinated debt, working capital facilities, commercial paper programs and letters of credit. He is also a trusted advisor to clients on mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate and securities matters. Learn more about Mr. Ochs’ practice and how he can support your startup on WilmerHaleLaunch.com.

Mr. Ochs is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section), the DC Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute.

Experience

  • Bank Financing

    • Represented Analog Devices in term loan and bridge loan facilities and an upsized revolving credit facility in connection with its acquisition of Linear Technology Corporation
    • Represented MKS Instruments in a secured term loan and asset-based revolving credit facility in connection with its acquisition of Newport Corporation
    • Represented WEX in its term loan credit facility in connection with its acquisition of Electronic Funds Source from Warburg Pincus
    • Represented Staples in its term loan and asset-based credit facilities to finance its proposed acquisition of Office Depot
    • Represented Discovery Communications in its revolving credit facility
    • Represented manufacturing conglomerate in multiple bridge loan credit facilities, commercial paper backstop credit facilities and senior note offerings
    • Represented major insurance company in its commercial paper backstop credit facility
    • Represented professional football franchise in its secured credit facility
  • Capital Markets

    • Represented Merrimack Pharmaceuticals in a private placement of senior secured notes to qualified institutional buyers
    • Represented The White Wave Foods Company in its spin-off from Dean Foods Company
    • Represented Fortive Corporation in its senior note issuance, credit facilities and US and Euro commercial paper programs, each in connection with its separation from Danaher Corporation
    • Represented test equipment manufacturer in its convertible note offering and related call spread overlay transaction
  • Debt Restructurings, Workouts and Debtor-in-Possession and Exit Financings

    • Represented various bondholder groups in connection with restructurings, exchanges and related consent solicitations
    • Represented Constar International in its debtor-in-possession and exit financing transactions
    • Represented lender group in connection with an out-of-court restructuring of approximately $600 million of indebtedness
  • Other

    • Mergers and acquisitions experience, including a variety of corporate acquisitions and divestitures for both public and private companies in multiple industries
    • Representing public and private companies in general corporate matters, including structuring, formation and operational issues
    • Various sports-related transactions, including acquisitions of, and minority investments in, professional sports franchises

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1999

      Member, Virginia Journal of International Law
    • BA, Cornell University, 1995

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

Credentials