Shannon Baxter has nearly 25 years of experience representing creditors and borrowers in financing transactions. Her clients include large U.S. and non-U.S. banks, finance companies, private equity and hedge funds, and public and private companies. Shannon’s experience includes secured and unsecured credit facilities, bankruptcies, reorganizations and workouts, cross-border transactions, acquisition, recapitalization and other leveraged financings, and facilities structured to comply with Shari'ah law. She has substantial knowledge of syndicated loan transactions, first lien/second lien, mezzanine and subordinated debt facilities, subscription lines of credit, and asset-based financings. Shannon has closed transactions in a variety of industries, including aerospace, cannabis, distribution, energy, food and agribusiness, gaming, government contracting, health care, manufacturing, retail, service, sports, technology, and telecommunications.
Prior to joining the firm, Shannon was a partner in the Atlanta, Georgia office of an international law firm and member of its banking and finance practice.
While attending law school, Shannon received the 1994 Southeastern Bankruptcy Scholarship and she served as Executive Notes Editor for The Journal of Intellectual Property Law.
Shannon was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Banking and Finance Law and Commercial Finance Law in 2023 and for Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law in 2024. Georgia Trend has selected Shannon as a “Legal Elite” in the area of Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights. She was nominated by Acritas Stars as a standout lawyer in its survey of nearly 4,000 general counsel and other senior leaders in legal departments around the world.
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University of Georgia School of Law J.D. (1996) cum laude, Order of the Coif
University of Virginia B.A. (1992) Government
Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Volunteer
Atlanta Community Food Bank, Volunteer
2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
State Bar of Georgia, UCC Committee, Member
Emory School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Commercial Loan Transactions
Association of Corporate Growth, Member
Secured Finance Network, Member
Turnaround Management Association, Member
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