Kimberly Easter Zirkle focuses her practice on corporate finance and acquisition transactions. She regularly represents various types of lenders, private equity portfolio companies, and private companies in corporate finance and acquisition transactions. Her experience involves a wide variety of debt structures, including unitranche, ABL, first lien, split lien, second lien, and mezzanine (secured or unsecured). Kimberly has provided counsel to clients for transactions involving technology, service, and manufacturing companies, as well as for companies operating in regulated industries such as government contracting, telecommunications and healthcare.

Kimberly primarily represents a number of private credit providers, including SBICs, BDCs, lenders and institutional investors in the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of debt transactions and related equity co-investments. She has experience involving a range of debt structures for both domestic and cross-border transactions. Her flexibility and willingness to pivot enables Kimberly to craft creative solutions and structures for lender clients to maximize returns and achieve desired outcomes.

In addition, Kimberly regularly represents private equity funds in leveraged buyout transactions and represents portfolio companies and other private companies as borrower counsel in their third-party debt financings. In her role as borrower’s counsel, she is a trusted advisor to her private equity and corporate clients and provides counsel on structuring, debt terms, and other business considerations to enable clients to meet their financing needs.

Kimberly has a client-focused practice, constantly striving to listen to and understand client ideas, concerns, and business needs. This service-minded approach allows her to design effective and efficient solutions to achieve clients’ goals and deliver impactful results.