Nicole is counsel in the Americas Debt Finance practice of White & Case.
Nicole has a bi-coastal and international finance practice representing major commercial banks, investment banks, and private equity funds in connection with complex finance transactions including secured and unsecured syndicated financings, private debt placements, leveraged acquisition finance, asset based lending and mezzanine financings. Nicole also has experience in mergers and acquisitions, international asset finance and advising clients on general corporate matters.
As a mark of the esteem in which she is held in the finance community, Nicole was recently short-listed for "Rising Star in Finance" in the US by Euromoney's Americas Women in Business Law Awards. She was the only U.S.-based non-partner to be short-listed in her category.
Nicole is active in her firm's culture including serving on the hiring committee and taking a lead role in the mentoring, training and development of junior attorneys.
Nicole is active in pro bono matters serving marginalized women and children locally and globally, including sitting on the Board of Directors of one of the oldest non-profit organizations in Los Angeles.
Nicole holds a BA, magna cum laude, and a JD, cum laude from Pepperdine University. In law school she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review, a Dean's Scholar and became a member of the Order of the Coif.
Prior to attending law school, Nicole had a successful career as an entrepreneur in the health and fitness industry, independently owning and operating health clubs and running a consulting business for other fitness entrepreneurs.
Representative Lender Representations
Representation of Credit Suisse in connection with a half-billion dollar financing for Paradigm Outcomes, the nation's leading provider of medical management services for catastrophically injured workers, in connection with its acquisition of the surgical management solutions provider, ForeSight Medical.
Representation of Deutsche Bank as lead arranger in connection with TransUnion's multi-billion dollar credit facilities.
Representation of Deutsche Bank in the arrangement of a multi-billion dollar senior secured credit facility for the leading auto dealership computer software provider.
Representation of American AgCredit, one of the nation’s largest farm credit co-operatives, in connection with its credit facilities for a global market leader in fresh produce.
Representative Private Equity Representations
Representation of private equity firm Harvest Partners in connection with multiple acquisition financings, including its acquisition with Audax Private Equity of AP Exhaust, a manufacturer of automotive exhaust systems, and Centric Parts, a distributor of auto parts; and its acquisition of Athletico Physical Therapy, a clinician-owned physical therapy business.
Representation of the global private equity fund Partners Group in connection with the financing of its initial US$1 billion leveraged acquisition of PCI Pharma Services, a leading global provider of outsourced pharmaceutical services with substantial operations in the UK.