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About Stephanie

As a Chambers USA award winning partner in the firm’s premier finance practice, Stephanie Song has dedicated more than 16 years of her practice to counseling and representing domestic and foreign financial institutions, mezzanine funds, private equity funds, other credit providers and borrowers in all types of secured and unsecured credit transactions, including asset based lending, senior and subordinated debt financings, cross-border financings, debt restructurings, project and acquisition financings, letter of credit facilities, term loans, working capital loans, bond credit enhancement facilities, securitization and conduit lending transactions, oil and gas secured financings, as well as loan restructures and workouts and other various interbank relationships involved in syndicated loan transactions. 

A large portion of Stephanie’s practice consists of the representation of large commercial banks in connection with syndicated credit facilities to borrowers in a wide variety of industries with a particular emphasis on leveraged buyouts, secured oil and gas reserve-based lending and the financing of midstream pipeline and oilfield services acquisitions and working capital lines of credit. As a result of her understanding of, and experience in, the nuances of reserve-based lending and other energy transactions and her dedication to client services, Stephanie has assisted clients on their existing energy credits during the recent downturn in the energy industry. Together with her restructuring colleagues at the firm, Stephanie has worked on numerous restructurings, work-outs and re-financings of troubled energy credits. Such experiences include debt-to-equity swaps, distressed trades, restructuring support agreements, debtor-in-possession credit facilities, exit facilities and other components of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings for various energy companies.

Stephanie’s dedication to client service has been recognized by Chambers USA since 2011 and her practice has been recognized by other publications since 2006.  According to  Chambers USA,  Stephanie has impressed sources, who describe her as “a dynamo” and “…responsive, thorough, very smart, creative and practical.”

One client remarks: 'She is very sharp, thoughtful and detail-oriented. She can think several moves ahead on the chessboard.'
Chambers USA, 2017

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — $4.5 billion revolving credit facility for National Oilwell Varco, Inc., as administrative agent

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — as administrative agent to the senior lien bank group in connection with the pre-arranged bankruptcy filing of Penn Virginia Corporation and its subsidiaries and in connection with the exit credit facility for such borrower

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — $750 million secured revolving credit facility subject to an oil and gas reserve based borrowing base to Alta Mesa Holdings, LP, as administrative agent

Global credit and private investment firm — $350 million recapitalization of a privately held, oil and gas exploration and production company in a transaction that featured a combination of convertible preferred stock and senior notes

Global credit and private investment firm — $100 million, senior unsecured notes issuance by a privately held, oil and gas exploration company

Cloud Peak Energy Resources LLC — represented the client, a U.S. coal producer, in a $500 million secured revolving credit facility

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — $2 billion unsecured revolving credit facility to FMC Technologies, Inc., as administrative agent

Administrative agent — $350 million transaction involving a secured revolving credit facility and a senior secured term loan facility to a privately-held natural gas midstream and marketing company

Administrative agent — $750 million, unsecured revolving credit facility for the spin-off company of a large, publicly held oilfield services company

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — $600 million secured revolving credit facility for Oil States International, Inc., as administrative agent

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. — AUD$300 million revolving facility syndicated in Australia for a large oilfield service company, as administrative agent

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
J.D.
1999
with honors
The University of Texas at Austin,
Bachelor of Arts
1994
with honors

Bar Admissions

Texas

Languages

Conversational Korean

Affiliations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association

News

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers USA
Texas Banking & Finance, 2011 - 2017
Chambers USA: Women in Law Awards
Up and Coming Finance Lawyer of the Year, 2012
The Legal 500 United States
Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate, 2017; Finance - Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers, 2016-2017; Finance - Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders, 2016-2017; Bank Lending, 2015
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2009, 2006 - 2007
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Banking and Finance Law, 2018

Events

Past Events

Bracewell Hosting WEN NYC Discussion Series

Bracewell LLP
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
United States

October 3, 2017