Paul Bonewitz serves as Global Vice Chair of the firm’s Finance Department, and formerly served as Chair of the New York Finance Department. He is a member of the Banking, Direct Lending & Private Debt, Capital Markets, and Private Equity Finance Practices.

He represents investment banks, direct lenders, and other financial institutions in a wide range of leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition financings and cross-border financings, syndicated, asset-based, and unitranche financings, special situations lending, and workout transactions.

Mr. Bonewitz’s representative clients include various investment banks and direct lenders, including:

  • Jefferies Finance
  • Barclays Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank
  • Credit Suisse
  • Bank of America
  • Golub Capital Markets
  • Apollo Credit
  • Blackstone Credit
  • Macquarie Principal Finance
  • Churchill Asset Management
  • Varagon Capital Partners
  • Ares Capital Corporation

He is also a member of Latham’s Finance Department’s Opinions and Confirmations Committee.

Mr. Bonewitz’s experience includes representing:

Investment Banks

  • Barclays Bank in its US$900 million term loan and asset-based revolving credit facilities in connection with Apollo Global Management's acquisition of ScionHealth, a provider of patient-centered acute and post-acute hospital solutions
  • Barclays Bank in its approximately US$1.1 billion term loans and revolving credit facility in connection with Francisco Partners' acquisition of Renaissance, a provider of pre-K–12 learning analytics
  • Jefferies Finance in its approximately US$1 billion term loan facilities in connection with CCMP Capital Advisors’ acquisition of Landcadia Holdings III, a special purpose acquisition company
  • Credit Suisse in its US$697 million term loans and revolving credit facility in connection with Genstar Capital's acquisition of Brook + Whittle, a full service business advisory firm
  • Credit Suisse in its approximately US$1.4 billion term loan and US$540 million senior secured bond offering for MacAndrews and Forbes’ portfolio company Vericast, to refinance existing debt
  • Goldman Sachs in its approximately US$2.1 billion term loan and revolving credit facilities for SolarWinds Holdings, Inc., to refinance existing debt
  • Goldman Sachs in connection with a US$637 million term loan facility for Revint Intermediate II, LLC, a provider of revenue cycling consulting services to the healthcare industry, to refinance existing debt
  • Bank of America in its approximately US$1 billion refinancing of a term loan and revolving credit facility for ACCO Brands Corporation, an American manufacturer of office products

Direct Lenders

  • The lenders in Blackstone’s US$665 million acquisition financing for CoreTrust, a carve out from HCA
  • The lenders in connection with Onex’s investment in Unanet Technologies, a provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions for government contractors, architecture, engineering, construction, and professional services
  • The lenders in connection with BlackRock Long Term Private Capital’s US$390 million acquisition of Paradigm Oral Surgery
  • Ares Management in its US$875 million term loan and revolving credit facility in connection with Stone Point's acquisition of, Inc., a provider of employee benefits administration technology
  • Ares Management in its US$327 million acquisition financing for HealthEdge Software, Inc., a software company focused on providing next-generation core administration and care coordination for transformative health plans in connection with its acquisition of Wellframe, Inc.
  • Blackstone Alternative Credit Advisors in its US$405 million term loan facility in connection with AEA Investors LP's acquisition of Redwood Logistics, a logistics platform company
  • Golub Capital in its term loan and revolving credit facility in connection with L Catterton's acquisition of Kodiak Cakes, LLC
  • HPS Investment Partners in its US$320 million term loan financing in connection with The Vistria Group portfolio company Edmentum’s acquisition of AL Digital Holdings, LLC
  • Silverpoint Capital in its US$325 million term loan and revolving credit facilities in connection with Centre Lane portfolio company, an inventory and supply chain solutions provider RGIS’ acquisition of WIS

Thought Leadership

  • Co-author, “United States Acquisition Finance,” The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides, January 2023

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “Direct Lending: Protection for the Future,” PEI’s Private Debt Investor New York Forum, September 2022

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, St. John's University School of Law, 2008
    magna cum laude
  • BA, Tufts University, 2004
    cum laude