Shaheen Karolia

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Shaheen is an associate in the Debt Finance practice at White & Case. He advises on cross-border and domestic financings and lending transactions, secured transactions, asset based lending, corporate finance, as well as insolvency matters including debtor-in-possession and exit financings, mergers & acquisitions, general corporate and commercial matters. He represents agents, lead arrangers, investors, private equity sponsors and other corporate borrowers in a variety of industries.

Shaheen is qualified to practice both New York and Ontario law. Prior to joining White & Case, Shaheen practiced with a global law firm in New York, a leading Canadian law firm and global law firm in Toronto, was a summer associate with the in-house counsel for Piper Jaffray & Company in Minnesota, a Judicial Extern for the Honourable Joan N. Ericksen, Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota, and an international law clerk for one of the leading South African law firms in Cape Town, South Africa.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Ontario Bar
Education
JD
University of Minnesota Law School
BBA
University of Toronto
Languages
English

Experience

Representation of KKR, as administrative agent and lead arranger, in connection with the arrangement of senior secure credit facilities to fund the acquisition of a global retailer.

Representation of Barclays, as administrative agent and lead arranger, in connection with the arrangement of senior secured credit facilities to fund the acquisition of Press Ganey.

Representation of Deutsche Bank, as administrative agent and lead arranger, in connection with the arrangement of senior secured credit facilities to fund the acquisition of Confluent Health.

Representation of Colfax Corporation in the $4 billion acquisition financing with JP Morgan.

Representation of Virgin Atlantic in the US aspects of its secured financing as part of its restructuring under the UK Companies Act.

Representation of Royal Bank of Canada in the $1.2 billion dollar senior syndicated financing and security documentation to a real estate developer and purchase of mortgages from a public holding company.

Representation of Bank of Montreal in connection with a working capital and secured credit facility transaction to a group of borrowers operating in the Canadian and U.S. technology industry.

Represented individuals for the Her Justice Pro Bono Project in obtaining U immigration visas, employment authorization and green cards.

Publications

Restructuring Across the Pond and Back: A Comparison of Chapter 11 and the New UK Act, International Comparative Legal Guide, 2021

Collier International Business Insolvency Guide, Canadian Chapter, LexisNexis, 2014

The International Insolvency Review, Canadian Chapter, Law Business Research, 2014