Brian Kelleher

Brian Kelleher

Brian Kelleher


212.701.3447 Phone vCard
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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-1702



  • Boston College, B.A., 1999
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2002


  • New York

Brian Kelleher is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's corporate practice group.

Brian advises leading investment banking firms, commercial banks and public and private corporations in leveraged finance transactions involving both new issuance of secured and unsecured high-yield debt securities as well as syndicated institutional loans. He has represented the financing sources in a number of recent acquisitions, such as the leveraged buyout of Capsugel by KKR and the acquisition of Physio-Control by Bain. Brian has advised the financing sources in landmark buyouts of the LBO boom, including Clear Channel, Kinder Morgan and Alltel.  Brian has been recognized as a leading finance lawyer by The Legal 500 and the IFLR1000.

Brian has represented the lead arrangers in several recent leveraged lending transactions, including Bank of America and Wells Fargo in connection with the $2.15 billion bank financing for Penn National Gaming and JP Morgan, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley in connection with a $700 million term loan financing for Kindred Healthcare.

Brian has extensive experience in out-of-court debt restructurings, including recapitalizations and debt tender and exchange offers. He represented the dealer managers in connection with Ally Financial's (F/K/A GMAC) historic debt exchange offers and cash tender offers for approximately $38 billion of debt of Ally and various of its subsidiaries, and has represented the initial purchasers in connection with several subsequent debt financing transactions for Ally. Brian has also represented the initial purchasers in several recent secured and unsecured debt refinancings by HD Supply and represented the dealer managers in the recent $2 billion loan for note exchange offer by Clear Channel.

Brian has practiced in a variety of industries, including energy, financial services, gaming, retail, technology, biotechnology, telecommunications and transportation.