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Yale Law School, J.D., 2016

Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A., 2012

Stanford University, B.A., with departmental honors and distinction, 2009, Phi Beta Kappa


Bern Funk regularly represents both banks and non-bank lenders, including business development companies (BDCs), small business investment companies (SBICs) and private credit funds, in a variety of debt finance transactions. In his bank finance practice, Bern represents lead arrangers and agents in both investment grade and non-investment grade syndicated and bilateral facilities, including acquisition and bridge financings. In his private credit practice, Bern advises non-bank lenders executing debt financing transactions in the sponsor-backed acquisition, leveraged buyout and recapitalization contexts. Bern’s private credit experience covers the full range of debt capital structures, including senior secured, unitranche (“first out – last out”), first lien-second lien and mezzanine structures. He also represents private credit clients in workout and distressed restructuring situations.

In addition, Bern represents corporate and private equity portfolio company clients from the borrower side in connection with their debt financings, and he has experience in strategic and sponsor-led mergers and acquisitions involving private and public companies in a range of industries.

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