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Stephen A. Boyko

Stephen A. Boyko

Proskauer Rose LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Stephen A. Boyko is a partner in the Corporate Department and co-head of The Private Credit and Finance Groups.

Steve’s primary focus is in finance transactions, particularly those involving private sources of capital. He represents one of the largest client rosters in the industry, including an array of specialty finance companies, private debt funds, business development companies (BDCs), CLOs, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, private equity investors and issuers in connection with:

  • leveraged buyouts
  • growth capital investments
  • acquisition financings
  • going-private transactions
  • management buyouts
  • other finance-related transactions, including innovative, first-in-kind transactions across the U.S. and in the UK

Recognized by Chambers USA, clients note that Steve has an “amazing ability to deconstruct an argument in a heartbeat and walk through negotiation issues point by point” with one client praising “we know we are being protected and we’re getting what’s fair.” Steve has had extensive experience in intercreditor and interlender issues, secured creditor and bankruptcy rights, debt restructurings, and private equity investments. In the past 20 years, he has closed finance transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $75 billion.

Steve actively represents over 50 clients in transactions that have ranged from $5 million to $1 billion.

Steve also has extensive capital markets experience, including the representation of issuers and underwriters in offerings of high-yield securities, debentures, medium-term notes, preferred stock, common stock and other structured securities.


Association for Corporate Growth

Turnaround Management Association

Awards & Recognition

Chambers USA: Massachusetts: Banking & Finance 2007-2016 (Band Two)

The Legal 500 United States: Finance: Bank Lending (National) 2009-2016

Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2009-2011

Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star 2005-2007

Related Practices

Private Credit

Business Solutions, Governance, Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Distressed Debt



Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1996
magna cum laude
Editor, Boston University Law Review

Boston University, M.B.A., 1996
With Highest Honors

Northeastern University, B.S., 1993
summa cum laude

Admissions & Qualifications


New York


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