Christopher T. Buchanan

Chris Buchanan is a Partner in King & Spalding’s Global Finance practice resident in the Charlotte office. Mr. Buchanan is active in King & Spalding’s transportation finance, asset-based lending, leasing and structured product financing, syndicated lending and supply chain finance practices.

Mr. Buchanan represents banks and other financial institutions in syndicated and single-lender transactions and also represents companies as borrowers or lessees in transactions. Mr. Buchanan has significant experience representing clients in facilities and claims involving Export-Import Bank of the United States as well as foreign export credit agencies.

Selected recent transactions include representing:

lead arranger and administrative agent in $250 million senior secured railcar financing facility.

financial sponsor portfolio company that provides intermodal equipment, chassis and containers in a $1.3 billion asset-based loan.

purchaser in acquisition of a railcar and locomotive portfolio containing over 75,000 units of equipment.

lender group in $200 million helicopter financing including assets in four foreign jurisdictions.

lead arranger and administrative agent in a $30 million split-lien, asset-based loan facility secured by assets in the United States and Canada with an Export-Import Bank working capital sub-facility that was closed along with a $33 million real estate term loan facility.

In addition to his traditional pro bono work, Mr. Buchanan’s interest in business and economics has led him to co-found and participate in the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Pro Bono for Nonprofits. He also works and coordinates with Queen City Forward, a local social entrepreneur accelerator program. Mr. Buchanan earned bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Philosophy in 1993 from Rhodes College, where he was a Bellingrath Scholar. Mr. Buchanan received his law degree cum laude in 1998 from Wake Forest University, where he was Symposium Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and Order of the Coif.

King & Spalding brings together more than 100 finance lawyers located in offices across the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to represent lenders, investors, funds and borrowers in the full range of secured and unsecured financings. In each of 2014 and 2015, we closed approximately 200 finance transactions for our clients, amounting to $120 billion in aggregate financing.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Global Finance Practice and 2) Project & Equipment Finance
Law School Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D.,1998)
Education Rhodes College (B.A.,1993)
Bar Member / Association North Carolina State Bar Association
Most recent firm KING & SPALDING
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