Thompson Coburn is pleased to announce that Victoria “Vicky” Gilbert has joined the firm as a partner in our Los Angeles office. Vicky will join the Banking and Commercial Finance group. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner at Kaye Scholer.
Vicky has a diverse practice that encompasses a broad range of financing and investment transactions. Her extensive experience in domestic and international secured lending transactions includes acquisitions, project finance, leasing transactions, structured finance and debt restructurings.
Vicky has represented lead banks in connection with large syndicated credit facilities as well as domestic and foreign banks that participate in such syndicated facilities. She recently served as U.S. counsel for a syndicate of banks — led by The Bank of Nova Scotia — in financing the $1.2 billion all-cash acquisition of a leading U.S-based provider of strategic technology to banks. Vicky also represented a syndicate led by Bank of Montreal, in financing the $500 million acquisition of two divisions of Avery Dennison.
Known nationally for her sports law practice, Vicky represents financial institutions and other investors in connection with the financing or purchase of sports franchises. In 2013, she represented Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent in a $600 million secured credit facility for the National Hockey League.
Vicky frequently advises private banking groups of money center banks on the best way to structure transactions for their ultra-high net worth customers. She has also developed a special focus on the monetization of tax credits. In this area, she has represented a substantial number of insurance companies seeking premium tax credits in certified capital company offerings, an investment opportunity that offers a significant decrease in tax liability. Vicky has secured these premium tax credits for clients operating in Louisiana, Missouri, Alabama and New York.
Vicky received her law degree from DePaul University. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois.