Brad Axelrod is a member in the firm’s business and corporate matters section. He regularly handles transactional matters, principally mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and strategic contract negotiations. His clients in this area generally are privately held mid-market companies with annual revenues ranging from $50 million to several billion dollars, as well as private equity and venture capital firms who engage the firm directly or introduce us to their portfolio companies.
Brad also regularly represents national banks, non-bank lenders, agents, and collateral custodians in connection with syndicated, mid-market, asset-based loans, and lease financings in the range of $30 million to $250 million. He occasionally represents borrowers and mezzanine lenders in these transactions.
Brad began his career as an associate in the restructuring and bankruptcy reorganization group of Skadden Arps in New York City. He has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of complex bankruptcy cases and has represented public and private companies as Chapter 11 debtors-in-possession, creditors' committees, financial advisors, senior and junior secured lenders, sureties, and bondholders in Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 liquidations. Brad frequently represents clients seeking to acquire assets of bankruptcy debtors pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, and DIP lenders providing financing pursuant to Section 364 of the Code.
Brad’s approach to transactional legal work is informed by practical perspectives he gained as the founder and operator of an entrepreneurial project development firm focused on reprocessing industrial and agricultural by-products into usable commodities and alternative energy feedstocks, as well as his substantial corporate business experience as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, for The Shaw Group, a Fortune 500 corporation providing engineering, construction, technology, fabrication, environmental, and industrial services around the world. Shaw recently was acquired by Chicago Bridge & Iron.