Eric Goodison is a distinguished finance lawyer who commands over 25 years of experience in structured and leveraged financing matters across the US market.
Eric has over 25 years of experience as a financing lawyer representing clients in acquisitions, divestitures, structured financings and work-outs and restructurings.
Eric has significant expertise in structuring, negotiating and consummating leveraged financings for all types of borrowers across many industries from purely domestic companies to multi national businesses with complex global organisational structures. He has particular strength in complex leveraged transactions.
Eric has also recently been advising clients across the spectrum of investors and borrowers in dealing with the fallout and recovery from the unprecedented market turmoil arising from various economic crises.
A frequent writer and speaker, Eric recently authored an article in The Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions entitled "Considerations in Negotiating Closing Conditions in Debt Commitment Letters for Acquisition Transactions". Eric participated on a panel about developments in deal financing techniques at the 27th Annual Corporate Law Institute at Tulane University law school. Eric was also a presenter on Stratford's webinars on commitment letters and covenant-lite loans and authored an article in the Practical Law Journal on covenant-lite loans. The Financial Times, in its 2013 annual US innovative lawyers report, "highly commended" the firm's work on behalf of Emmis Communications to monetise its local programming and marketing agreement with ESPN.
Eric's work speaks to his strength of practice. He is ranked nationally by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in banking and finance, and sources say, Eric is the "master of keeping everything simple" and he is "very pragmatic, very knowledgeable, very thoughtful and also very responsive."