Nathan M. Eisler

Partner

Nathan Eisler represents financial institutions in many types of finance transactions including asset-based loans, real estate financing, leveraged transactions, loan restructurings, workouts and bankruptcy proceedings.  He has over 30 years of experience documenting and negotiating loan and other forms of credit extension transactions in a wide variety of industries and is responsible for drafting and maintaining form loan documentation for lending groups at major financial institutions.  Nathan has been consistently recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers and is a Martindale-Hubbard Honoree AV Preeminent – Highest Possible Rating in Professional Excellence.
Contact Nathan Eisler

Phone: (212) 597-8230
Email: eisler@lsellp.com
V-Card: download here

Selected Matters

  • Agent for a group of lenders in the workout and restructuring of a $1.4 billion line of credit secured by shipping vessels.
  • Agent for a group of lenders under a $1 billion revolving credit facility secured on margin by marketable securities.
  • Agent for a group of lenders in the restructuring of a $955 million term loan and revolving credit facility to an owner/operator of shipping ports.
  • One of three lenders under a $910 million revolving credit facility to a Belize corporation secured by works of fine art.
  • A lender under a $1.5 billion credit facility secured by marketable securities.
  • A lender under $875 million of co-lender credit facilities secured by restricted shares of a public company and works of fine art.
  • A lender under a $550 million line of credit secured by publicly-traded shares owned by an executive officer of the issuer.
  • A lender under a $575 million term loan secured by works of fine art.
  • A lender under $400 million of credit facilities secured by pledges of marketable securities by US and Cayman Islands private investment companies.
  • A letter of credit issuer to support a bond financing for a Chilean power plant.
  • A lender providing construction financing for a multimedia center in Las Vegas.
  • A lender providing a $100 million purpose credit facility to a British Virgin Islands private investment company.
  • A lender under a $350 million line of credit secured by publicly-traded shares owned by an affiliate of the issuer.
  • Lenders providing acquisition financing for a Long Island City residential tower site, a Manhattan office building, a Manhattan hotel development site and a national hotel chain.
  • A lender under revolving credit facilities to three Cayman Islands feeder funds secured by equity interests in hedge funds.
  • A lender providing $265 million of term loan and revolving credit facilities for the refinancing of a New York City office building and other assets.
  • Agent for a group of lenders to an offshore seller of metals and frozen protein and to domestic and offshore sellers of metal content commodities.
  • A lender to employees of public companies secured by restricted common stock issued under employee stock incentive programs.
  • Agent for a group of lenders under revolving credit facilities to private equity funds secured by capital call obligations and other financial assets.
  • Agent for a group of lenders under a $150 million estate tax liquidity facility.
  • Lenders in bilateral and syndicated asset-based borrowing base revolving credit and term loan facilities to manufacturers of chemicals, metal fabricators, a purchaser of farm subsidies, a consumer products company, a reality TV film company, a finance company that lends to law firms, and owners of commercial cooperative units and apartment complexes.
  • Lenders to hedge funds.
  • Lenders to art galleries and art collectors in the US, Europe and South America.
  • Agents and lenders in the restructuring and refinancing of loans to financially troubled companies in the automotive, real estate, airline, aircraft leasing, real estate construction, radio broadcasting, taxi medallion, equipment supply, national restaurant chain and advertising industries.
  • Agents and lenders in the enforcement of remedies against commercial airlines, energy suppliers, a regional fast food franchise and a printing company.
  • Financial institutions as limited partners of a real estate investment partnership in assessing claims against their general partner for breach of the partnership agreement, breach of fiduciary duty and participation in fraudulent conveyances.
  • A lender in the workout of loans under a multiple term loan facility to an irrevocable trust to fund premium payments under life insurance policies.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Florida
  • Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, past member of the Structured Finance Committee
  • American Bar Association

Publications and Lectures

  • Past Contributing Editor, Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice
  • Past Contributing Editor, Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law
  • Lectures on asset based lending, workouts and structured finance issues

Previous Experience

  • Partner and Co-Chair of Banking and Financial Services Practice Group, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (2008-2012)
  • Partner, Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP (1989-2008)
  • Associate, Shearman & Sterling (1985-1989)
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Howard Schwartzberg, Bankruptcy Court, S.D.N.Y. (1983 – 1985)

Education

Cardozo School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1983, Member, Law Review

Oberlin College, B.A. 1980