Paul Weiss

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A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Finance Practice, Eric Goodison represents domestic and international clients in their borrowing and lending and other financing transactions.


Eric has over 25 years of experience as a financing lawyer representing clients in acquisitions, divestitures, structured financings and work-outs and restructurings.

Eric has significant expertise in structuring, negotiating and consummating leveraged financings for all types of borrowers across many industries from purely domestic companies to multi-national businesses with complex global organizational structures. He has particular strength in complex leveraged transactions.  Some of his recent work includes:

  • Las Vegas Sands  in its:
    • $3.5 billion of term B loan and revolving credit facilities used to refinance existing credit facilities;
    • approximately $5.2 billion senior secured credit facility for Venetian Macau Limited, a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp., in connection with the funding of certain casino resort developments and the repayment existing indebtedness; and
    • approximately $3.78 billion senior secured credit facility for its Singapore subsidiary, Marina Bay Sands Pte. Ltd.
  • Spectrum Brands  in its:
    • $1.15 billion of term loan credit facilities used to refinance existing credit facilities;
    • $215 million and €225 million of term loan credit facilities used to refinance existing credit facilities; and
    • €50 million of incremental term loan credit facilities used to finance acquisitions.
  • KIK Custom Products, a portfolio company of CI Capital, in its:
    • debt refinancing to obtain $715 million of new senior secured credit facilities. The facilities consist of a 5-year asset-backed revolving credit facility with a maximum commitment amount of up to $75 million, a $420 million 6-year first-lien credit facility and a $220 million 6.5-year second-lien credit facility; and
    • subsequent upsizing of those credit facilities to $1.04 billion, used to finance in part its acquisition of the Consumer Products business of Chemtura Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals.
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners III in its $620 million first-lien credit facility and $220 second-lien credit facility in connection with Oak Hill's acquisition of Berlin Packaging, a leading supplier of rigid packaging products and services.
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc in its $800 million bridge loan in connection with the spin-off of RB Pharma, its Virginia-based pharmaceuticals unit, and the listing of the new stand-alone company, named Indivior Plc, on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Cable & Wireless Communications Plc, a U.K.-based telecommunications services provider, in its $390 million secured bridge loan credit facility and $300 million unsecured bridge loan credit facility in connection with the pending acquisition of Columbus International Inc., a telecommunications and technology services provider operating in the Caribbean, Central America and Andean region.
  • KPS Capital Partners, through a newly formed affiliate, in its $435 million senior secured credit facilities in connection with the acquisition of Anchor Glass Container Corporation, a manufacturer of premium glass packaging products.
  • Ply Gem Industries, a North American exterior building products company, in a $430 million term loan credit facility used to refinance existing credit facilities.
  • Hemisphere Media Holdings, LLC and InterMedia Español, Inc., both subsidiaries of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., in their $225 million senior secured term loan credit facility.
  • Emmis Communications Corporation in its $205 million senior secured credit facility in connection with the two-step acquisition of WBLS 107.5 FM, the No. 2 radio station in New York, and its sister station, WLIB 1190 AM.
  • CI Capital Partners LLC, in connection with its leveraged acquisitions of and subsequent add-ons for companies such as Galls LLC, a leading distributor of public safety, private security and defense products in the U.S., Interactive Health Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of health and wellness solutions, IntraPac Group, a specialty packaging manufacturer, Foundation Building Materials, a leading distributor of drywall and related building products, and Material Handling Services LLC, d/b/a Total Fleet Solutions, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners.

Eric has also recently been advising clients across the spectrum of investors and borrowers in dealing with the fallout and recovery from the unprecedented market turmoil arising from various economic crises. Some of his recent work includes:

  • the Bondholders of CIT Group Inc. in the largest prepackaged bankruptcy ever;
  • Oaktree Capital Management:
    • in the recapitalization of Pulse Electronics with a $103 million debt and equity investment;
    • with respect to the secured debt of Excel Maritime and, following an initially contentious chapter 11 case, the negotiation and confirmation of a fully consensual amended plan of reorganization and $300 million term loan bankruptcy exit financing; and
    • the sale by Excel Maritime of certain of its shipping assets to Ocean Bulk (now Star Bulk) and the related refinancings.
  • an alternative lender as the lender in refinancing $1.2 billion of a hospitality company's defaulted third party debt, which involved splitting one existing facility into new first and second lien loans, amending and restating an existing credit agreement into a third lien credit agreement, adding a new $210 million fourth lien agreement and leaving in place an existing subordinated loan.

A frequent writer and speaker, Eric recently authored an article in The Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions entitled "Considerations in Negotiating Closing Conditions in Debt Commitment Letters for Acquisition Transactions." Eric participated on a panel about developments in deal financing techniques at the 27th Annual Corporate Law Institute at Tulane University Law School. Eric was also a presenter on Stratford's webinars on commitment letters and covenant-lite loans and authored an article in the Practical Law Journal on covenant-lite loans. The Financial Times, in its 2013 annual US Innovative Lawyers report, "highly commended" the firm's work on behalf of Emmis Communications to monetize its local programming and marketing agreement with ESPN. Eric is ranked nationally by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in Banking & Finance, and sources say, Eric is the "master of keeping everything simple" and he is "very pragmatic, very knowledgeable, very thoughtful and also very responsive."



  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1987
    cum laude
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1982
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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Related Resources

Feb 01, 2016 | Publications

Eric Goodison Analyzes Trends in Mid-Market Loans in Practical Law Journal

Jan 27, 2016 | News

Oak Hill to Acquire Imagine! Print Solutions

Dec 16, 2015 | News

Chambers Street Properties and Gramercy Property Close Merger

Nov 10, 2015 | News

Berlin Packaging Acquires Diablo Valley Packaging

Oct 22, 2015 | Videos

Acquisition Finance Trends

Sep 18, 2015 | Events

Eric Goodison Addresses Trends in Acquisition Finance at ABA Conference

Aug 31, 2015 | News

Berlin Packaging Acquires Vivid Packaging 

Aug 26, 2015 | News

CI Capital Completes Sale of KIK Custom Products

Aug 05, 2015 | News

Cable & Wireless Communications Completes $750 Million High Yield Bond Offering

Jul 01, 2015 | News

Interactive Health to Be Acquired by Affiliate of FFL Capital Partners IV

Jul 01, 2015 | News

Chambers Street Properties and Gramercy Property Trust to Merge 

Jun 30, 2015 | News

KIK Custom Products to be Acquired by Centerbridge Partners

Jun 23, 2015 | News

Spectrum Brands Closes Multicurrency Credit Facility

May 27, 2015 | News

NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Completes Acquisition of B&G Crane

Apr 28, 2015 | News

Spectrum Brands Agrees to Acquire Armored AutoGroup for $1.4 Billion

Apr 27, 2015 | News

NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul to Purchase B&G Crane

Apr 14, 2015 | News

HRG Group Closes Offering of Senior Secured Notes 

Apr 20, 2015 | Videos

Eric Goodison Interviewed by The Deal’s David Marcus at Tulane Corporate Law Institute

Mar 31, 2015 | News

Cable & Wireless Acquires Columbus International for $1.85 Billion

Mar 19, 2015 | Events

Eric Goodison and Ross Fieldston to Participate in Annual Tulane Corporate Law Institute

Mar 02, 2015 | News

Oaktree Affiliates to Acquire Pulse Electronics

Feb 20, 2015 | Publications

February 2015 Private Equity Digest

Feb 16, 2015 | News

Clarion Acquires Majority Interest in Moravia IT

Nov 05, 2014 | News

Cable & Wireless Acquires Columbus for $1.85 Billion

Oct 27, 2014 | News

Oaktree to Acquire Interest in Hess Energy Trading Company

Sep 22, 2014 | News

HC2 Announces Acquisition of Global Marine Systems and Completion of Related Financing 

Aug 25, 2014 | News

Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Berlin Packaging for $1.43 Billion

Aug 19, 2014 | News

Star Bulk to Acquire Excel Maritime Fleet

Jul 21, 2014 | News

Autocam Corporation To Merge With NN

Jun 30, 2014 | News

Oak Hill Sells Controlling Interest in The Hillman Companies to CCMP

Jun 30, 2014 | News

KPS Acquires Anchor Glass Container Corporation

May 19, 2014 | News

Oak Hill Sells Controlling Interest in The Hillman Companies to CCMP

May 06, 2014 | News

CI Capital Partners Completes Sale of American Residential Services to Charlesbank Capital Partners

Apr 14, 2014 | News

KPS to Acquire Anchor Glass Container Corporation

Mar 31, 2014 | News

Las Vegas Sands Closes VML Refinancing

Jan 30, 2014 | News

Ply Gem Closes $930 Million Refinancing

Dec 18, 2013 | News

Spectrum Brands Refinances U.S. Tranche B Term Loans

Nov 08, 2013 | News

A-T Solutions Completes Acquisition of GreenLine Systems

Oct 10, 2013 | News

KIK Enters Agreement to Acquire Chemtura’s Consumer Products Business

Aug 16, 2013 | News

Oak Hill Portfolio Company Sold to Monitronics

Jul 15, 2013 | News

Clarion Partners Agrees to Acquire Cross Pen Business

Jul 10, 2013 | News

Oak Hill Portfolio Company Enters Agreement to be Acquired by Monitronics 

Jun 27, 2013 | News

Oaktree Closes $1.8 Billion in Leveraged Loan Vehicles

Jun 11, 2013 | News

CI Capital Completes Sale of Transplace to Greenbriar

Jun 06, 2013 | News

Vantage Oncology Closes Notes Offering

Jun 05, 2013 | News

Ply Gem Acquires Mitten in First Transaction Since IPO

Of Note

Oct 25, 2013

Harbinger Recognized with
“The Oil and Gas Financial Journal
Transaction of the Year Award”

Jun 07, 2013

Chambers USA 2013 Ranks Paul, Weiss Highly

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