Edward J. Hammond

Partner

Overview

Edward Hammond is a partner and transactional lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He focuses his practice in the area of commercial and industrial financing transactions, including energy and infrastructure project financing, syndicated bank loan transactions and institutional investment in long-term debt securities. He is a member of the Finance & Financial Institutions Practice and Energy and Sports Industry Teams.

Speaking Engagements

In February 2014, Mr. Hammond spoke at the Infocast Wind Power Finance and Investment Summit Conference where he was also moderator for the panel, “New Options for Lower Cost of Capital.”

Recognition

Mr. Hammond has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. Since 2007, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of banking law, structured finance law, project finance law, and financial services regulation law. In 2014, Mr. Hammond was named the Milwaukee Project Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year," in 2016 he was named Milwaukee Commercial Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”, and in 2017 he was named “Milwaukee Project Finance Law Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. From 2011 - 2016, The Legal 500 recognized Mr. Hammond for his work in the area of project finance and also for his work in energy – renewable/alternative in 2015. He was also selected for inclusion in the 2005 - 2009 lists of Wisconsin Super Lawyers®.

Affiliations

Mr. Hammond recently served on the board of trustees of the American College of Investment Counsel and served as president of the organization in 2011.

Education

Mr. Hammond received his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Yale University in 1978 and his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1981.

Professional Memberships

Mr. Hammond is a member of the American Bar Association and its Business Law Section, as well as of the Milwaukee Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Admissions

In addition to Wisconsin, Mr. Hammond also is admitted to practice in the state of Massachusetts.

Examples of Recent Transactions

  • Representation of a plastics manufacturing company with world-wide operations serving the automotive and transportation industries in a $30 million asset-based revolving credit facility
  • Representation of a Chicago-based consumer products manufacturing company in a $50 million asset-based senior revolving credit facility, including a restructuring of a tranche of second lien notes, and negotiation of a complex intercreditor agreement between the senior banks and the second lien noteholders
  • Representation of a Midwest regional bank as the administrative agent in a syndicated $70 million asset-based revolving credit facility for a Chicago-based consumer financial service company, including the negotiation of an intercreditor agreement with institutional second lien noteholders
  • Representation of a Midwest regional bank as the administrative agent in a syndicated $175 million asset-based revolving credit facility for a Chicago-based consumer financial services company, including the negotiation of an intercreditor agreement with institutional second lien noteholders
  • Representation of a large national bank as the administrative agent in a syndicated $100 million revolving credit facility for a large Wisconsin-based food processing company
  • Representations of two California-based distributors of renewable energy components in a total of $75 million of asset-based revolving credit facilities
  • Representation of a national engineering firm in a $50 million asset-based revolving credit facility
  • Representation of a Wisconsin-based snack food manufacturing company in a $50 million asset-based revolving credit facility

Representative Matters

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Foley represented Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies in a $250 million loan agreement with China Minsheng Bank.
Foley represented Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies in a $250 million loan agreement with China Minsheng Bank, one of the largest private banks in China.
Represented the Administrative Agent in a $175,000,000 syndicated amended and restated senior revolving credit facility for a financial services company in connection with the acquisition of the company and the addition of a $25,000,000 subordinated note facility.