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August 2018

MergersMergers, Refinancings Push U.S. Syndicated Lending to All-Time Highs
Reduced corporate tax rates and a push to borrow before interest rates rise further propelled US syndicated lending for mergers and refinancings to a record high for any half-year period, with heated deal flow seen at least through year-end. 
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HighlyLeveragedShare of Highly Leveraged Middle Market Buyouts Climb 
The share of the US institutional middle market loans that are classified as highly leveraged has hit a record high as strong investor demand continues to put pressure on midcap lending.    

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LowerMiddleMarketDebtInvestors Flock to U.S. Lower Middle Market Debt
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Investors are increasingly looking to US lower middle market direct lending and counter-cyclical strategies. 

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The  Comptroller of the Currency said on May 24th that he does not expect to make changes to the federal leveraged lending guidance as he does not see revisions necessary since the guidelines  currently allow for flexibility for banks. 

Finance4A Lender Perspective on the Private Equity Middle Market 
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The middle market private space has been on a tear...

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ISDAISDA Publishes ISDA 2018 US Resolution of Stay Protocol 
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA 2018 US Resolution Stay Protocol. Read the full press release by clicking the read more button below.
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Martin LLP is pleased to announce that Ken Zinghini has joined the firm's Corporate Practice Group as a partner. Ken brings to the firm over 28 years of legal experience, most recently as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Loews Corporation, a NYSE-traded conglomerate holding company. Prior to joining Loews, Ken was Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel at Winstar Communications, Inc., a diversified provider of telecom, internet and new and traditional media services. Prior to these in-house roles, Ken was in private practice with several New York City-based law firms including Maloney, Mehlman & Katz, Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, and Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, and representing a wide range of public and private companies, private equity firms, financial institutions, boards of directors, and individual business owners and investors.

During his career, Ken has advised clients on dozens of transactions and other legal projects across many industries having values ranging from multiple billions of dollars to a million dollars or less. Ken also has extensive experience advising senior corporate executives and boards of directors on a wide variety of corporate governance, compliance, risk management, related-party transactions, and similar matters.

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WomensSoireeMartin LLP Hold Women's Event at JHouse on July 24th 
Martin LLP along with fellow sponsors: Marcum LLP, Fieldpoint Private and Willis Towers Watson held a women's networking event at the JHouse in Riverside, CT. The networking group consisted of over 50 women professionals in the Fairfield County area.  If you would like to be included in future events, please email Aria Antonopoulos.
MyTeamMartin LLP Participates in 5k with MyTeam Triumph  
At the Fairfield Police Sunset 5K on July 25th, there was no sunset in sight. Gray skies blanketed the runners, and the course was filled with the patter of rain, the scuffing of shoes against pavement and the occasional "Don't quit on me now!"

MyTEAM TRIUMPH, which supports people with disabilities that would normally make racing difficult, is new to Connecticut. The group has already partnered with STAR, Inc., a Norwalk nonprofit serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and hopes to grow to serve all of Connecticut and even New York. Curtis Lueker of Westport recently started the organization's Connecticut chapter after seeing a man swimming in a triathalon pulling a boat behind him. Attorneys at Martin LLP were "Angels" as they helped push wheelchairs across the finish line.   CLICK HERE to read more from The Hour.
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