Overview

Alexis has extensive experience running deals, working closely with clients, colleagues, and opposing counsel to provide creative, practical, and cost-effective solutions throughout the transaction. She represents lenders and borrowers in a broad range of complex corporate finance transactions, including acquisition financings, asset-based financings, and mezzanine financings.

Alexis focuses her practice on representing lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured debt facilities, private equity funds and related portfolio companies, and small business investment companies in their deployment of capital, including intercreditor issues. She also frequently serves as Michigan local counsel to secured and unsecured debt facilities.

  • Experience

    • Represented a private equity fund in the financing of its acquisition of a supplier of a broad portfolio of custom and standard hardware and component products for original equipment manufacturers, as well as maintenance, repair, and operations applications
    • Represented numerous private equity funds and independent sponsors in the financing of their acquisition of dental service organizations and relationships with dental practices
    • Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a company that engineers, manufactures, and markets innovative solutions for commercial lighting across North America and the related acquisition financing
    • Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a manufacturer of disposable foodservice dine-in and takeout to-go products and the related acquisition financing
    • Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of one of the largest providers of community-based behavioral and social services in America and the related acquisition financing
    • Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a company that serves as an independent, outsourced provider of inspection and integrity services for all disciplines of midstream pipeline, pipeline stations, terminals, power plants, tank storage farms, and other energy related fields
    • Represented a private equity fund in the financing of its acquisition of an importer and distributor of non-perishable food and beverage products
    • Represented a private equity fund in the financing of its acquisition of a marketer of residential replacement windows, roofing, and siding
    • Represented a private equity fund in the financing of its acquisition of a pallet supply company
    • Represented a private equity fund in the financing of its acquisition of a manufacturer and distributor of outdoor sports products
    • Represented a public company in the negotiation of a $500 million syndicated credit facility
    • Represented an SBIC in financing of the acquisition of a company involved in designing and manufacturing ergonomic mounting and sit-stand solutions for computer workstations and offices
    • Represented an SBIC in financing of the acquisition of a company involved in advanced polymer and adhesive solutions for use in high-value medical and electronic applications
    • Represented an SBIC in financing of the acquisition of a company involved in performance-enhancing tuning products and branded instrumentation for the specialty automotive aftermarket
    • Represented an SBIC in financing of the acquisition of a company involved in precision expanded metal foils and polymers for use in high-performance batteries, automotive products, medical products, and other end markets
    • Represented an SBIC in financing of the acquisition of a company involved in providing aerial-based geospatial services and solutions for government and corporate organizations
    • Represented an SBIC in financing of the acquisition of a company focused on providing rentable children's entertainment centers for birthday parties and other group events
    • Represented an SBIC in its mezzanine financing investment in a company focused on providing outsource services to the freight and transit/commuter rail industries
    • Represented an SBIC in its mezzanine financing investment in a vehicle warranty service company
    • Represented an SBIC in its mezzanine financing investment in a digital media company
    • Represented an SBIC in its mezzanine financing investment in a wood pellet and landscaping mulch company
    • Represented an SBIC in its mezzanine financing investment in a storage systems company
    • Represented a telecommunications company in its refinancing of its credit facility
    • Represented a cutting tool company in its refinancing of its credit facility
    • Represented a private equity fund in the financing of its acquisition of a company offering SaaS-based solutions into the homeowner association and community management markets
  • Credentials

    Education

    • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2004, with honors
    • University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., History, 2000, cum laude

    Bar Admissions

    • Michigan
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
          • Insights

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            News Release

            Schiff Hardin Expands Finance and Corporate Groups with Partner and Two Counsel

            Schiff Hardin LLP announced today the expansion of its Finance practice with the addition of Alexis Schostak, who joins as a partner in the firm’s Ann Arbor office.

            Publications

            • “Understanding the Autonomous Vehicle Industry is a Complex Dance,” Crain’s Detroit Business (Jul. 10, 2016) 

            Speeches & Presentations

            • “Paycheck Protection Program: Preparing for SBA Review of Your Forgiveness Application and Subsequent Denials, Appeals and Audits,” Webinar (Jun. 24, 2021)
            • “Economic Outlook from the Federal Reserve Bank, COVID-19 M&A Flash Survey Results” (Aug. 14, 2020)
            • “Navigating the CARES Act,” Advertising Specialty Institute (Apr. 23, 2020)
            • “Paycheck Protection Program: What You Need to Know to Secure Funding for Your Business From This SBA Program,” Webinar (Apr. 6, 2020)
          • Citizenship

            Civic and Charitable Memberships

            • Director and Penn Alumni Interview Program Chair, University of Pennsylvania and Wharton Alumni Clubs of Michigan (2009-2019)
            • Advisory Committee Member, Michigan Women’s Foundation, Emerging Leaders Impact Investing Fund (2016-Present)
          • Awards & Honors

            • “Notable Women in Law,” Crain’s Detroit Business (2017, 2021)
            • “All Star Advisor of the Year,” Association for Corporate Growth - Detroit (2020)