Catherine Hagerty

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

San Francisco
United States
T:+1 628 231 6830
San Francisco
United States
T:+1 628 231 6830
Catherine Hagerty

Catherine Hagerty

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Catherine counsels financial institutions and other institutional lenders, borrowers and equipment leasing companies, as well as lessees, in the structuring, documentation and administration of various forms of complex debt financings.

Catherine works with clients in a wide variety of industries and has experience in the container leasing, technology, healthcare, commodities, software, semiconductor equipment manufacturing and timber management, retail, engineering and construction industries.

Catherine works on all types of credit facilities, including secured and unsecured cash flow loans, asset-based loans limited by accounts receivable and inventory, leveraged loans, warehouse credit facilities and subscription-backed lines of credit, across a variety of sectors.

Her structured finance experience spans a variety of industries, assets and transaction structures, such as:

  • Receivables Finance, including receivables purchase facilities comprising true sales and loan transactions styled as sales of receivables, in a variety of industries including commodities, retail, technology and software, and trade/supply chain finance transactions including white label programs utilizing established industry platforms.
  • Vendor Finance, establishing programs for companies and lending institutions to partner to finance sales of equipment and software to customers, or the establishment of captive finance subsidiaries for the same purpose.
  • Intellectual Property and Royalty Finance, including credit facilities secured by patents, sales of patent royalties or royalty portfolios and "synthetic royalties" or revenue purchase agreements based on sales of a particular product.
  • Securitizations and private placements to US institutional investors under Rule 144A and Regulation D and to non-U.S. persons under Regulation S, as well as warehouse finance ABS transactions involving commercial paper conduits.

Catherine's equipment finance experience ranges the lifespan of equipment, including vendor agreements, lease originations, warehouse loan financings, lease securitizations, sale and leasebacks, and portfolio acquisitions and divestitures.

Catherine has worked with many clients in the FinTech industry, on marketplace lending originations and securitizations, and online trade finance platforms (including in the cannabis industry).

She is admitted to the State bars of California and New York, and is a Steering Committee member of the Opinions Committee of the California Lawyers Association's Business Law Section.

Professional experience

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JD, Duke University School of Law, 2000
BA, College of William & Mary, 1997

  • California State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Member, Opinions Committee, California Lawyers Association Business Law Section
  • Former member, Commercial Transactions Committee, California Lawyers Association Business Law Section