Angela L. Fontana is a partner in the firm's Corporate Department and is resident in the firm's Dallas office. Ms. Fontana's practice consists primarily of financing transactions and debt restructurings. She represents both borrowers and financial institutions, and has been involved in a wide variety of financing transactions in both the United States and abroad. Ms. Fontana's experience includes investment grade lending, commercial paper facilities, letter of credit facilities, cash flow-based lending, asset-based lending, sports team financing, equity and subordinated debt bridge financing, mezzanine financing and workouts and restructurings.
Ms. Fontana has recently represented General Growth Properties, Inc. in its exit financing and financing the spin-off of Rouse Properties, Inc., Generac Power Systems in its credit facilities refinancing, Darling International Inc. in financing its acquisition of Griffin Industries and General Electric Company in financing its joint venture with Comcast for NBC Universal. She also represents a variety of private equity sponsors. Recent acquisition financings include Berkshire Partners and OMERS in the acquisition of Husky Injection Molding Systems, Berkshire Partners in the acquisition of Engineering Solutions & Products, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board in the acquisition of Flexera Software, CVC Capital Partners in the acquisition for ConvergEx, THL Partners in the acquisition of Acosta, Centerbridge Partners, L.P. in the acquisition of the Rock Bottom Brewery Group and Gordon Biersch Brewery chains and Advent International Corporation in the acquisition of Charlotte Russe and Hudson News.
Ms. Fontana was recognized in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2005-2011 in the field of Banking and Finance and was selected as a finalist for the Chambers USA 'Women in Law' Awards 2012 in the category of Finance. She was named a "leading" Practitioner in Banking in The International Who's Who of Banking Lawyers 2007-2012. She was a recognized lawyer in The Legal 500 USA 2007, 2009 and 2010; a "leading" lawyer for bank lending in US IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2009; named in The Best Lawyers in America 2009-2012 and is included in the inaugural edition of the Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law. She was also named a Texas Super Lawyer in 2003-2011. Ms. Fontana is on the board of the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas and the board of trustees of Dallas Heritage Village.
Ms. Fontana graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1989. Ms. Fontana also earned a B.B.A. in 1987 from the University of Iowa College of Business with emphasis on accounting
- University of Iowa (BBA, 1987)
- University of Iowa (JD, 1989)