Eric Goodison is a top-flight finance expert in North America, with over 30 years of experience representing clients in finance acquisition matters, divestitures and structured finance issues.
A partner in the corporate department and a member of the finance practice, Eric Goodison represents domestic and international clients in their borrowing and lending and other financing transactions.
Eric has more than 30 years of experience as a financing lawyer, representing clients in acquisitions, divestitures, structured financings and workouts 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.
A frequent writer and speaker, Eric spoke at the American Bar Association 2015 Business Law Section annual meeting and participated on a panel about developments in deal financing techniques at the 27th Annual Corporate Law Institute at Tulane University Law School. Eric has also been a presenter on Stratford’s webinars on commitment letters and covenant-lite loans. Eric has authored articles published in Lexis Practice Advisor entitled “Market Trends 2017/18: M&A Financing”, The Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions entitled “Considerations in Negotiating Closing Conditions in Debt Commitment Letters for Acquisition Transactions” and Practical Law Journal on covenant-lite loans, among others. 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 testifies 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 that he is “very pragmatic, very knowledgeable, very thoughtful and also very responsive”.