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Overview

Ann leads finance transactions in all sizes, types and structures, with a particular focus on sponsor-backed acquisition financings. Ann has significant experience in senior and subordinated debt facilities, asset-based financings, syndicated loan transactions, acquisition financing and cross-border and multi-currency transactions. During her years of practice, Ann has represented clients in financing transactions totaling over $3 billion across an array of industries.

Ann was recognized as an "Up and Coming" attorney in Banking & Finance in Ohio by Chambers USA in 2021. Chambers USA researchers noted, "[Ann] is experienced across a range of financings, in particular those connected with M&A." Clients interviewed by Chambers USA researchers mentioned, "She is detail-oriented, incredibly responsive and always happy to help, regardless of time of day." Another client commented, "She's proactive, understands and explains market terms well, and provides quality recommendations."

Ann is licensed in Ohio and Illinois and is a member of the ACG Women in Transactions (WiT) committee.

She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law, where she served as the Note & Comment Editor of the University of Toledo Law Review.

Before joining Calfee as a Partner in 2019, Ann was an Associate at a global law firm. She now serves as Vice Chair of Calfee’s Associates Committee.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Banking & Finance, "Up and Coming" Attorney (2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Banking and Finance Law (2022)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars, Banking (2018, 2021)

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Toledo, 2010

B.A., magna cum laude, The Ohio State University, 2006

Experience

Experience

  • Representation of private credit fund in connection with a cash flow facility extended to a gaming operator.
  • Representation of private credit fund in connection with a sponsor’s acquisition of a large premium indoor cycling franchisor.
  • Representation of private credit fund in connection with a sponsor’s acquisition of a provider of motor coach services.
  • Representation of private credit fund in connection with a senior secured second lien credit facility provided to finance the acquisition of a payment processing company.
  • Representation of private credit fund in connection with sponsor’s leveraged buyout of a master distributor of pipes, valves and fittings used in a variety of end markets.
  • Representation of business development corporation in connection with sponsor’s acquisition of a digital communications platform providing the underlying infrastructure for companies to transmit transactional and marketing emails.
  • Representation of business development corporation in connection with sponsor’s acquisition of a global IT management platform.
  • Representation of business development corporation in connection with sponsor’s acquisition of a post-production content editing and finishing service provider for feature films.
  • Representation of global bank in connection with a cash flow credit facility extended to a data visualization technology company and its wholly owned Danish subsidiary.
  • Representation of global bank in connection with an asset based facility extended to a publicly traded manufacturer.
  • Representation of sponsor in connection with its investment and related financing of a technology company.
  • Representation of publicly traded steel corporation in the amendment and restatement of its $300 million asset-based revolving credit facility.
  • Representation of publicly traded global supplier of technology-based performance materials in its $1.025 billion senior secured term loan and revolving credit facilities.
  • Representation of publicly traded specialized products and services provider in a strategic acquisition with a total enterprise value of approximately $2.2 billion.
  • Representation of sponsor in acquisition and related financing of an o-ring supplier.

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • Association for Corporate Growth, WiT Committee Member
  • Cleveland Young Professionals of the American Cancer Society, Past Committee Member

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Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • Illinois

"She is detail-oriented, incredibly responsive, and always happy to help, regardless of time of day."

"She's proactive, understands and explains market terms well, and provides quality recommendations."

Client quotes from the Chambers USA 2021 Guide

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