Kaitlyn Schrick Chaney

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(405) 552-2337
kaitlyn.chaney@mcafeetaft.com
Oklahoma City

Kaitlyn Schrick Chaney advises corporate and financial institution clients in a wide range of transactional matters, with a particular emphasis on finance transactions and regulatory compliance. She has extensive experience as counsel to lenders and borrowers in all types of commercial finance transactions, including single-lender and syndicated credit facilities, first and second lien credit agreements, asset-based loans, and unsecured financings.  In addition to her representation of a variety of community, regional, and international financial institutions, Kaitlyn’s clients frequently include public and private companies engaged in the real estate, construction and development, retail, hospitality, franchise, energy, healthcare, aviation, and manufacturing industries.

In addition to drafting loan documentation, Kaitlyn is well versed in negotiating all aspects of commercial loan transactions. Her vast experience allows her to identify potential pitfalls, liabilities, and risks for her client, while still working to move the transaction toward a smooth closing.  Banks and borrowers often seek her assistance to structure financing arrangements around complex corporate structures or regulatory requirements.

In her role as lending transaction counsel, Kaitlyn frequently draws upon her diverse career experience as a transactional lawyer, which includes representing clients in a broad range of corporate and business matters, including stock and asset mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, entity formation and organization, corporate governance, and compliance matters.

Kaitlyn’s achievements have earned her inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (banking and finance law; business organizations; corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s up-and-coming attorneys.

Representative Experience

Banking Experience

  • Represented a Colorado-based developer and commercial construction general contractor in a series of construction lending transactions for the acquisition and development of multiple parcels of unimproved real property in various markets in Arizona, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

  • Represented a joint venture in the agricultural industry in all aspects of its syndicated construction loan transaction with a national lender for a loan of approximately $500 million.

  • Represented the lead lender in a $184 million syndicated construction loan facility for the development of a multiuse project (including hotel, retail, office, and residential spaces) in Austin, Texas.

  • Represented a national chain of truck stops and convenience stores in all aspects of its syndicated borrowing transaction with a national lender for a loan of approximately $1 billion.

  • Represented a publicly traded construction engineering company and its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries in all aspects of a $100 million syndicated, asset-based credit facility.

  • Represented a borrower in the insurance industry in all aspects of its syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility in the aggregate amount of $150 million with an international finance company.

  • Representation of a publicly traded borrower in a $50 million floor plan refinancing with an international finance company.

  • Represented a publicly traded borrower in the insurance industry in an amendment and restatement of its $1 billion unsecured syndicated revolving credit facility.

  • Represented a Texas-based publicly traded borrower in the insurance industry in amendment and restatement of $750 million unsecured syndicated revolving credit facility.

  • Represented a major regional bank acting as administrative agent in a $47 million syndicated term loan for the refinance of indebtedness secured by 35 casual dining restaurants spread throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Missouri, and Kansas.

  • Represented major regional bank in all aspects of a $107 million term loan for the refinance of indebtedness secured by equity interest in a community bank.

  • Represented regional bank in approximately $50 million asset-based term loan for the refinance of indebtedness to a national franchise operator.

  • Represented major regional bank in $75 million asset-based syndicated credit facility to an energy exploration and development company.

  • Represented a Kansas-based lender in numerous hotel construction loan transactions spread throughout Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and Idaho varying in size from $6 million – $80 million.

  • Represented the lead lender in a $78 million syndicated construction loan facility for the development of a project consisting of retail space, restaurants, multiple hotels and parking facilities in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Represented a Texas-based lender in drafting term loans and revolving credit facilities to companies engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, gathering and transportation, and refining.

  • Represented the commercial lending division of a large publicly held regional bank in drafting term loan, revolving loan, intercreditor agreements and subordination agreements.

Other Experience

  • Represented an international online training course company in the sale of its stock to a private equity group for total consideration of over $80 million.
  • Represented international manufacturer of underground construction technology in the simultaneous acquisition of substantially all of the assets of two out-of-state technology companies for total consideration of over $15 million.
  • Represented a rural Oklahoma-based home health care company in the sale of 100% of its assets to a regional healthcare system.
  • Represented client in the formation of a joint venture with a publicly traded Canadian company to develop, own and operate various medical marijuana related entities.
  • Represented a Texas-based cattle operator in the acquisition of the assets of multiple Oklahoma-based livestock sale businesses and facilities.
  • Represented a client in the sale of Oklahoma’s largest newspaper, news websites, real estate holdings, and other related assets to a New York-based media company.
  • Represented the owners of a regional well testing service company in the sale of its ownership interest to an Arkansas-based company for consideration of $6 million.
  • Represented international manufacturer of underground construction equipment in its acquisition of 100% of the ownership interests of a Connecticut-based technology company.
  • Represented rural home health provider in the sale of 100% of its assets.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (banking and finance law; business organizations; corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law)
  • Named to Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Leadership

  • Rebuilding Together OKC (Board of Directors, 2019 – 2023)

Speaking Engagements

  • Loan Documentation and Credit Memos

    2024 Commercial Lending School

    March 6, 2024
    | Oklahoma City
  • Legal Update

    2023 Oklahoma Bankers Association Convention

    May 9, 2023
    | Norman, OK
  • Words Matter: Keys to concise, understandable, and enforceable contracts

    2021 Corporate Counsel Seminar

    December 2, 2021
    | Oklahoma City, OK
  • Words Matter: Keys to concise, understandable, and enforceable contracts

    2021 Corporate Counsel Seminar

    December 1, 2021
    | Tulsa, OK
  • Consumer Lending Liabilty

    Oklahoma Banker Association’s 2019 Consumer Lending School

    October 10, 2019
    | Oklahoma City, OK
  • Consumer Lending Liability

    Oklahoma Bankers Association’s 2018 Consumer Lending School

    October 4, 2018
    | Oklahoma City, OK
More speaking engagements
  • Oklahoma, 2015
  • J.D., with highest honors, University of Oklahoma, 2015
    • Executive Assistant Editor, Oklahoma Law Review; Order of the Coif; Board of Advocates; Phi Delta Phi; Comfort Scholar; Recipient, Leo H. Whinery Scholarship; 4 American Jurisprudence Awards
  • B.A. (Political Science), East Tennessee State University, 2011