(NEW YORK) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that it is growing its Commercial Finance practice with the addition of Mark P. Ramsey to the firm's New York office.

Ramsey joins Katten as a partner, representing lenders, developers, administrative agents and arrangers, as well as corporate, private equity fund and portfolio company borrowers in highly complex finance transactions in a variety of industries.

"Mark brings a sophisticated, pragmatic approach to developing innovative strategies that help our clients navigate business challenges in the lending industry," said Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey.

Ramsey concentrates his practice on the structuring, negotiation and documentation of syndicated acquisition, working capital and recapitalization credit facilities, ranging from middle-market to large-cap transactions, including US, cross-border, multicurrency, senior, second-lien and debtor-in-possession financings and in-court and out-of-court restructurings. His practice spans a number of sectors, including health care, media, manufacturing, energy, chemicals and technology.

His experience includes consulting an American chemical company in a $2.5 billion senior secured recapitalization financing related to the spinoff of its titanium dioxide business and advising a US drugstore chain in the amendment and restatement of its $3.7 billion senior secured revolving credit facility and in the documentation of commitment for a $1.8 billion senior unsecured bridge facility for the proposed acquisition of a health care and pharmacy benefit management company.

Ramsey previously worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

"Mark's impressive skill set and wide range of experience in banking and finance transactions helps strengthen our team's position at the forefront of the most trusted legal advisors in our highly competitive field," said Michael Jacobson, national head of Katten's Commercial Finance practice.