Biography

Mary Bucci, leader of Brown Rudnick’s Finance Practice, represents financial institutions, hedge funds and borrowers in complex corporate finance and restructuring transactions. Her practice concentrates on multi-lender cash flow and asset-based loans, acquisition financing, junior and senior loans and high yield debt offerings. In recent years, a significant portion of Mary’s practice has involved debtor-in-possession financing and the workout and recovery of troubled loans.

Mary also frequently advises clients on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues in connection with matters in and out of Bankruptcy Court.

Representation

Hedge Funds: Strategic Lending

Routinely handles complex strategic finance transactions and debtor-in-possession loans for hedge fund clients, including in connection with loan-to-own matters and acquisitions out of bankruptcy and receivership.

Represented an ad hoc group of noteholders in connection with debtor-in-possession financing and four layers of exit financing in a highly complex in-court restructuring of one of the nation’s oldest manufacturers. This restructuring was the recipient of the “Upper Middle Market Turnaround Deal of the Year (Over $250 million to $500 million) Award” at the 2016 Global M&A Network 8th Annual Atlas Turnaround Awards.

Closed multi-party purchase and total restructure of $167 million credit facility to national RV sales company in 6 days.

Effectively analyzed risks and advised on adequacy of deal documents in a variety of distressed debt purchase transactions.

Financial Institutions: Corporate Finance & Workouts

Successfully addressed international collateral issues for agent and lender in a $100 million multi-jurisdictional, cross-border credit facility to foreign software developers.

Achieved full recovery for lending syndicates in out-of-court workouts of first and second lien credit facilities sized up to $500 million to manufacturers, retailers and distributors.

Prevailed for agent and lender in contested foreclosure of $50 million loan to consumer electronics company, and resolved complex trademark license issues.

Long-time counsel for cash flow lender to multiple nationally recognized restaurant and fast food service industry borrowers.

Succeeded for secured healthcare equipment financier in collection actions, including on preliminary injunctions, attachments and other pre-judgment relief.

Borrowers: Pharmaceutical Companies, Retailers, Publishers, Media & Others

Successfully represented transnational pharmaceutical company in connection with the financing of its $880 million acquisition of a privately-held pharmaceutical company.

Efficiently represented national educational publisher in issuance of multiple layers of high yield debt pursuant to a prepackaged bankruptcy solicitation and Chapter 11 filing, resulting in plan confirmation within a mere 45 days of filing.

Routinely represents private and public company borrowers in cash flow and asset-based credit transactions across a variety of industries, including retailers, manufacturers, bulk freight shippers, crane rental companies, service providers and media companies.

Private Equity

Successfully advised private equity sponsors in numerous finance transactions that have ranged in size from tens of millions of dollars to several billion dollars in support of leveraged buyouts of companies in the manufacturing, IT services and software industries.

Strategic Purchaser: Telecom

Successfully represented a national telecom company that acquired a competitor out of Chapter 11 in a highly competitive bid context.

Preference Defendants: Manufacturers & Others

Prevailed in bankruptcy preference defense litigation actions for a major toy manufacturer, a distributor and an electronics company.

Education

Northeastern University – J.D., 1999
Trinity College – B.A., summa cum laude, 1996

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
US District Court, District of Massachusetts
US Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Professional Affiliations