Daily News: April 10, 2015

LeClairRyan Hires Chari as Partner

LeClairRyan Hired Roger S. Chari as a partner in the finance and lending practice area team. He will be resident in the national law firm’s Manhattan office.

Most recently, Chari was a partner at Hahn & Hessen. Previously, he was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; and Cahill Gordon & Reindel.

Chari’s practice focuses on a wide variety of secured lending and other finance transactions, primarily for lenders and underwriters, but also for borrowers and issuers. He structures, negotiates and closes secured finance transactions for a wide range of U.S., Canadian and European lending clients both in and out of bankruptcy. Chari’s practice also encompasses swaps and derivatives for financial institutions, primarily on interest rate transactions, but also for currency, commodity and deal contingent transactions.

Additionally, he has experience in all aspects of collateral for syndicated bank finance and underwritten bond deals, including inventory and receivables, equipment, intellectual property, cash and securities accounts, real estate, aircraft, rail cars, ships, precious metals, insurance policies and other specialized collateral.