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Stephanie

Stephanie Stephens
ShareholderFinance & Banking Team Chair

Stephanie Stephens represents banks, finance companies and other lenders, as well as borrowers, in negotiating, documenting, and closing secured and unsecured debt financing transactions.  

With nearly 20 years of experience counseling clients in the financial services industry, she’s able to anticipate issues with a deal before they arise and provide clients strategic advice as they enter the deal process. Stephanie also advises on commercial and investment grade syndicated credit facilities, acquisition financing, note purchase transactions, loan participations, credit and facility reviews, asset and stock acquisition financing, real estate lending and other working capital credit facilities.

Professional Experience

Winston & Strawn (2008-2009)

Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, LLP (2006-2008)

Jenkens & Gilchrist, LLP (1998-2006)

Community Involvement

Vice Chair, U.S. Law Firm Group, Women’s Committee

Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys (2011-Present)

American Bar Association — Commercial Finance Director/Liaison to Business Law Section Pro Bono Committee

Bainbridge Island School District Highly Capable Education Advisory Committee (2014-2016)

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law , J.D., magna cum laude, 1998
    • Charles Thomas Pearson Scholar (1996-1998)
    • Arkansas Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
  • Humboldt State University , B.A., magna cum laude, 1994

Admissions

  • Washington
  • California
  • North Carolina (Inactive)

Honors

Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2013)