Zach Finley, a partner in Orrick’s San Francisco office, serves as head of the firm's global Banking & Finance group.
He advises publicly held and privately owned (including sponsor-backed) companies, as borrowers, and major financial institutions, as arrangers and lenders, in syndicated credit facilities (including pro rata, first-lien/second-lien, term loan B and bridge loan facilities) used for acquisitions, recapitalizations, refinancings and general corporate purposes. His experience also extends to asset-based loans, equipment financings, debt restructurings and workouts.
In addition, Zach frequently represents technology companies on various types of growth capital financings used by these companies to rapidly expand their businesses and to deploy new and market-disrupting products and services.
He previously served a three-year term on the Commercial Transactions Committee (formerly called the Uniform Commercial Code Committee) of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, acting as its Co-Chair for the final year of his term.
In the 2022 California Banking & Finance category of Chambers USA, clients regard Zach as having “an incredible temperament even in the most stressful of situations" and describe him as "extremely sharp, thorough and a pleasure to work with." He is also identified by IFLR1000 in its 2015-2021 editions as a Rising Star in Banking and Finance, where clients report that Zach “is an outstanding business partner” and “his strengths are his creativity, accessibility, diligence and his ability to bring all of Orrick's resources to bear.”
Some of Zach’s significant recent borrower-side engagements include representing:
Lead Arranger and Lender Representations:
Some of Zach’s significant recent lead arranger and lender engagements include representing: