Michael Stout counsels clients on debt financings, restructurings, high-yield and investment grade debt capital markets, special situations, emerging growth and general corporate matters. He represents U.S. and international financial institutions, corporate borrowers, private equity funds and private credit funds in connection with complex corporate and financing transactions. Mike has extensive experience in high-yield capital market transactions in addition to banking and credit-related matters, including leveraged acquisition financings, senior and subordinated financings, asset-based loans and cash-flow lending transactions. He has closed in excess of several billion dollars of high-yield debt offerings, exchange offers and tender offers, in addition to senior secured, first-lien and second-lien financing transactions.

Representative Experience

  • A discount department store in its $250 million notes offering and multiple subsequent credit facilities
  • A Texas-based diversified, family-owned holding company in its $525 million unregistered notes offering and concomitant credit facility
  • A U.S. steel producer in multiple high-yield notes offerings and tender offers
  • An Texas-based provider of digital transformation solutions for banking and lending in a $210.8 million underwritten registered public offering of its common stock and a concurrent private placement of a $316.25 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes
  • A specialty finance company in multiple lending transactions to distressed borrowers in and out of bankruptcy
  • A retail consumer electronics producer in its first exit financing from Chapter 11 and numerous follow-on financings
  • A Louisiana-based corporation in the oil and gas industry in its $70 million pre–Chapter 11 financing and $225 million exit financing
  • A Japanese-domiciled company in its Exchange Act reporting obligations
  • A Taiwanese-domiciled company in its Exchange Act reporting obligations
  • Affiliates of a Chicago-based private equity firm in numerous acquisition financings
  • Affiliates of a New York–based private equity firm in numerous acquisition financings


  • Super Lawyers — Rising Star, New York Metro Area, 2014-20

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