Sean Girdwood concentrates on debt financing transactions, representing financial institutions in syndicated and bilateral credit facilities. He also serves as borrower’s counsel, and in that capacity has represented local and national manufacturing companies in a variety of debt financings.
Because of his extensive experience, Sean serves in various key roles for some of Buchanan’s largest financial institutions’ client teams. Although based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, Sean’s practice extends to clients in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Charlotte as well.
Sean works closely with financial institutions on all types of syndicated and bilateral credit facilities, including:
- Secured and unsecured loan transactions
- Asset-based financing
- Acquisition financing
- Leveraged financing
- Mezzanine financing
The transactions he has completed span a wide variety of industries, and many have involved multiple currencies and cross-border issues.
Sean’s clients know that he will follow their lead in finding the right approach to every transaction. They also know that his practical counsel – whether as part of a Buchanan team working on their transaction(s) or as the only attorney on the matter, will result in getting the deal done. They also appreciate Sean’s easy-going, collaborative style, and he has been accused of being fun to work with.
Sean’s finance experience has made him a frequent presenter on various capital markets and related loan transaction issues at client training programs and continuing legal education seminars.
- Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1998, cum laude
- West Virginia University, B.A., 1995, magna cum laude
- Allegheny County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Association for Corporate Growth, Pittsburgh Chapter
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