Rick Blumen represents lead arrangers, lenders, borrowers, private equity firms and underwriters, and has served as counsel to several of the largest U.S. commercial banks and their affiliates, and Fortune 500 companies, in a variety of finance transactions. These transactions include secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities, private placements, high-yield debt offerings, acquisition financings, recapitalizations, first- and second-lien loans, mezzanine financings and pre-petition workouts and restructurings.
Rick's experience on the lender side ranges from asset-based lending to investment grade, and from rock stars to major airline carriers to portfolio companies of Berkshire Hathaway. He represents publicly traded and private companies, including several portfolio companies of private equity firms, as borrowers and issuers of debt and quasi-debt securities. His sector experience includes food and beverage, media, aircraft, transportation, retail and consumer services, health care, manufacturing, technology, financial services and insurance.
Rick currently serves as Alston & Bird's financial partner. He is the former leader of Alston & Bird's Partners' Committee and co-leader of the Finance Team. Rick has been recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (since 2007) for his experience in banking and finance and securitization and structured finance law. He was named a Best Lawyers® 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" in Securitization and Structured Finance Law in Atlanta.