Jeff Chenard, Global Department Chair of the firm’s Finance Department, represents private equity sponsors and borrowers in secured lending and other financing transactions. 

Drawing on more than two decades of experience, Mr. Chenard helps clients navigate and execute complex acquisition financing, including:

  • Traditional syndicated loan facilities
  • Cross-border financings 
  • Private credit financings 
  • Mezzanine financing transactions 

He fosters deep relationships by quickly building clients’ trust and understanding their commercial objectives. An astute practitioner, Mr. Chenard leverages market knowledge to foresee challenges and craft effective solutions. 

Mr. Chenard helps clients meet their emerging needs by unlocking opportunities across Latham’s global platform, especially within the firm’s broader Private Equity Practice. He leads debt finance teams that work closely with M&A and capital markets teams to achieve seamless execution on transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity.  

Mr. Chenard’s recent experience includes representing private equity sponsors including The Carlyle Group, Onex, and SK Capital. 

A sampling of his transactional work includes advising on:

Syndicated Financings

  • Nobian Finance 
  • Atotech 
  • Nouryon 
  • StandardAero
  • SI Group
  • Veritas 

Private Credit Financings

  • Fidelity Building Services
  • Sciens Building Solutions
  • Hilb Group
  • Abrigo 
  • IMIA Group
  • Hexaware Technologies 

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2001
  • MA, Georgetown University, 1995
  • BA, Colby College, 1993