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Avinash V Ganatra

Avinash V Ganatra

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
New York, NY, USA

Avinash Ganatra has extensive experience in U.S. and cross-border capital markets and leveraged finance transactions. Avi represents U.S. and multinational companies, investment banks, financial institutions and finance companies in debt and equity capital markets transactions including Rule 144A / Regulation S high-yield debt offerings, initial public offerings, private placements and debt tender offers and consent solicitations. Avi represents lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured lending transactions, including syndicated and second-lien transactions. He advises banks on corporate issues relating to complex restructuring matters and multinational companies on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and securities law matters.

Avi advises corporate and institutional clients on the regulatory requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including JOBS Act private placement reforms, Sarbanes Oxley regulations and periodic reporting requirements under the Exchange Act. He counsels clients on internal controls and corporate governance requirements and on the structuring of comprehensive internal compliance programs.

Avi created The Irreverent Indenture (© 2002, Avinash V Ganatra), a multimedia presentation that teaches the intricacies of debt covenants and leveraged finance concepts in a uniquely engaging manner by combining animation, illustration and music with his spoken presentation. He has conducted several successful workshops featuring The Irreverent Indenture for banks, financial institutions and companies in New York, London and Amsterdam.


1993 Maharashtra State, India. Authorized to practice throughout India.
1995 New York


A founding member of the South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY).
Currently serves on the Private Sector Committee of SABANY.


“SEC Repeals Ban on General Solicitation in Private Placements, Adds A Disqualification for Bad Actors and Proposes New Reg. D Requirements,” Client Advisory, July 30, 2013

“Covenant-Lite, Convergence and Consequences: Observations on Leveraged Loans and High-Yield Bonds,” Client Advisory, June 10, 2013


B.Com., 1991 University of Mumbai-Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics

LL.B., 1993 University of Mumbai-Government Law College

LL.M., 1994 New York University School of Law


Hindi. Understands spoken Marathi, Gujarati and Sindhi.

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