Philip Perzek

McGuireWoods LLP

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West Wacker Drive 77
Chicago 60601 IL US

Philip J. Perzek is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and his practice focuses on debt finance. He has substantial experience structuring and documenting revolving and term loan facilities, asset-based financings, receivables purchase agreements, and junior debt financings.

His practice also includes representing lenders in mezzanine, second lien and “unitranche” lending transactions. He also routinely represents secured and unsecured creditors in a variety of workouts, restructurings, bankruptcies and consensual foreclosure transactions.

Philip has extensive experience with cross-border secured financings, particularly those involving Canadian and U.K. law issues. He frequently represents lenders and borrowers in lending transactions in the healthcare industry.

Philip was named as a leading banking and finance attorney by Chambers USA from 2005-2018 and as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” in banking by Thomson Reuters from 2007-2018.

He was also selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for banking and finance law each year from 2011-2018. Following law school, Philip clerked for the Honorable Nicholas J. Bua of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


  • Represent agent in $400 million syndicated asset-based loan facility for a leading metal recycling business.
  • Represent agent in $270 million syndicated term and revolving asset-based loan facility for a steel manufacturing concern.
  • Represent agent in $90 million cross-border credit facility for a U.S. and Mexican manufacturer of aluminum ladders and scaffolding products.
  • Represent agent in multitranche $750 million unsecured credit facility for a major defense contractor.
  • Represent agent in $190 million construction, start up phase, and permanent term and revolving credit financing of group of 14 hospitals.
  • Represent agent in $73.6 million revolving and term loan credit facility for a home healthcare and hospice service provider.
  • Represent agent in $205 million term and revolving credit facility for a home healthcare and hospice provider.
  • Represent agent and first-out lender in $118 million unitranche term and revolving credit facility for a technology company.
  • Represent agent and last-out lender in $25.5 million unitranche term and revolving loan facility for an automotive parts manufacturing company.

Education :

  • Northwestern University School of Law, JD, 1986
  • Northern Illinois University, BS, 1982

Admissions : Illinois

Affiliations :

  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Grace and Peace Church
  • Board Member, Chicago Fellowship
  • Former Board Member and Pro Bono Counsel, Almost Home Kids (formerly Respite House, Inc.)
  • Member, American Bar Association.


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