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Angela L. Fontana

Angela L. Fontana

Sidley Austin LLP

Dallas, TX, USA


Angela Fontana is a corporate partner in the Dallas office of Sidley Austin LLP, a member of the firm's Banking and Financial Services, Global Finance and Private Equity groups and is a co-head of the Private Equity group.

Ms. Fontana's practice focuses on financing transactions and debt restructurings across a variety of industries. Angela regularly represents borrowers as well as direct lenders and financial institutions, she has been involved in a wide variety of financing transactions in both the United States and abroad. Angela's extensive experience includes investment grade lending, commercial paper facilities, letter of credit facilities, leveraged lending, asset­based lending, mezzanine financing and workouts and restructurings, including debtor-in-possession and exit financings.

Angela received her B.B.A., from the University of Iowa in 1987 with an emphasis in accounting and her J.D., with distinction, from the University Of Iowa College Of Law in 1989.

Angela serves on the Dallas Heritage Village Board of Trustees, the Iowa Law School Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the City of University Park Employee Benefits Committee.

Angela was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the fields of Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law. She was named the Best Lawyers' 2017 Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year'' in Dallas/Fort Worth. Angela was recognized in Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2005-2018 in the field of Banking and Finance and was selected as a finalist for the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards 2013 and 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 5OO US 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; a "leading" lawyer for bank lending in IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2009; named in The Best Lawyers in America 2009-2017 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 2003-2017 and D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas 2011-2017. Angela has been recognized in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of the IFLR1000 as a "Leading Lawyer" in Banking and Finance in the United States.

Angela L. Fontana is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Angela L. Fontana, R. Banks Bruce, and Tara M. Lancaster, Representing Borrowers “Boilerplate” Mechanics (Spring 2018) - Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Perspectives on Covenant Trends - Leveraged Financing 2018, Thursday, May 03, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Perspectives on Covenant Trends - Perspectives on Covenant Trends, Thursday, May 03, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Perspectives on Covenant Trends - Perspectives on Covenant Trends, Thursday, May 03, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Perspectives on Covenant Trends - Perspectives on Covenant Trends, Thursday, May 03, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, New York, NY
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