Barry A. Graynor

Barry A. Graynor is special counsel to Cooley and is a member of the Business department. Resident in the San Francisco office, he has been with the Firm since September 1997 and practices with the Credit Finance group.

Mr. Graynor's practice has largely focused on secured lending and equipment leasing transactions, with an emphasis in the financing of shipping containers. He has handled a wide variety of transactions, including secured loans, operating and capital leases, and lease/management programs.

Mr. Graynor obtained a law degree in 1979 from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude. He received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1975.

Mr. Graynor was admitted to the California bar in 1979. He has served as a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Legal Committee and as a member of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Business Law Section (State Bar of California). He has also served as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, where he taught a class on corporate finance for three semesters. He is the author of several works, including a chapter on "Credit Agreements" included in Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2011, published by the Practising Law Institute, and the annual survey on equipment leases for The Business Lawyer, published by the American Bar Association. He is formerly a Chair of the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Equipment Leasing. Mr. Graynor has been selected for the 2010-2012 and 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the area of equipment finance law.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Mezzanine Capital and Multi-Tranche Finance, 2) Credit Finance, 3) Debt Securities Transactions, 4) Lease Finance, 5) Leveraged Buyout Finance and 6) Venture Debt
Law School Harvard Law School, J.D., 1979
Education University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1975
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cooley LLP
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