Sanjay Thapar has joined Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel as a partner in the Leveraged Finance group.

Thapar focuses his practice primarily on leveraged finance and capital market transactions providing loans to private equity-backed companies. He represents lead arrangers and senior and junior lenders in domestic and international financing transactions, including top-tier and mid-tier sponsor acquisition/leveraged buyout financings, and refinancing and recapitalization transactions, as well as workouts, debt restructurings and debtor-in-possession financings.

Paul S. Pearlman, managing partner of Kramer Levin, said, “Sanjay is a great addition to our expanding leverage finance practice, and he brings an exceptional reputation and a depth of experience that will significantly enhance the services we provide to our clients.”

Kramer Levin’s leveraged finance practice is distinguished by its depth of experienced attorneys representing a large number of lenders in the largest, most complicated transactions, including multibank, multi-bidder private equity-sponsored leveraged buyout financings and other acquisition financings; refinancings; dividend recapitalizations; debt restructurings and workouts; debtor-in-possession and exit financings; and debt tenders, exchange offers and consent solicitations.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Silicon Valley and Paris.