Scott Forchheimer, a former Local Chair of the Finance Department in Washington, D.C., advises major private equity firms on banking transactions and leveraged financings.

Mr. Forchheimer combines his depth of experience across complex financing transactions with a streamlined approach to execution to help private equity firms and their portfolio companies in the large-cap and middle markets navigate:

  • Asset-based and cash-flow loans
  • Acquisition financings
  • Subordinated debt facilities

He also advises on secured finance and debt compliance issues. He forges long-term client relationships and provides consistently high-quality and efficient service, even on short deadlines.

Mr. Forchheimer serves on the firm’s Opinion and Auction Intake Committees. He previously served on the Associates, Pro Bono, and Recruiting Committees.

He maintains an active pro bono practice, including wills and estates work through Legal Counsel for the Elderly. 

Mr. Forchheimer’s recent experience includes representing:

Private Equity / Portfolio Companies

  • The Carlyle Group in numerous acquisition financings and refinancings, including for Coding Solutions, Unison Software, HireVue/ModernHire, PrimeFlight Aviation, WellDyneRx, Veritas Technologies, ProKarma, Novetta Solutions, and Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
  • Onex Corporation on the financing to acquire Analytic Partners, Sav-a-Lot, SIG Combibloc, and Survitec
  • Platinum Equity in numerous acquisition financings, including to acquire Oregon Tool, SVP Worldwide (Singer Sewing Machines), NDC, TruckPro, Multi-Color Corporation, Livingston International, Jostens, United Site Services, PAE, Ball Metalpack, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the Hunterstown Power Plant, Husky Injection Moldings, and Electro Rent
  • The Pritzker Organization, DNS Capital, and affiliates in the acquisition financing for Epic Staffing Group, Crown Health Laundry, Steward Partners, Creative Office Solutions, NationsBenefits, STV Group, KBP Foods, Hargray Communications, Lithko Contracting, Industrial Magnetics, and TMS International
  • BDT & MSD Partners in its investment in National Amusements

Public Companies

  • Brilliant Earth in its senior secured credit facilities
  • Nesco Rentals in its financing for its combination with Custom Truck One Source
    Scientific Games (doing business as Light & Wonder) in connection with its senior secured credit facilities, including its acquisition of Bally Technologies and WMS Industries
  • SciPlay in connection with its senior secured revolving credit facility 
  • CommScope in connection with its senior secured credit facilities, including its acquisition of Arris and TE Connectivity

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2005
    cum laude
  • BS, Cornell University, 2002
    magna cum laude