Rossie E. Turman III is a corporate attorney with a practice focus in leveraged finance, principally representing investment banks, commercial banks and other financial institutions as lenders; and corporations, strategic investors, hedge and BDC funds, and private equity funds as borrowers. Mr. Turman primarily advises clients in connection with syndicated loans, out-of-court and Chapter 11 reorganizations, acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, bridge loans, asset-backed loans, subscription facilities, receivables facilities, project financings, and other types of complex and traditional transactions. Also, Mr. Turman is providing leadership in the firm’s efforts to expand its capacity to service clients engaged in cross-border transactions involving the African continent.
His work with corporate clients has included representations of Aflac, El Pollo Loco, Norfolk Southern Corp., The Providence Service Corporation and Spectra Energy. Institutional clients have included BlackRock, The Blackstone Group, Credit Suisse, ING and Wells Fargo. Additionally, Mr. Turman has been involved in a number of reorganizations and restructurings, including those of Kmart, Delphi and Spectrum Brands.
His work in Africa includes advising public and private entities, governments, parastatals, NGO’s and individual investors. He has been involved in transactions in the retail, infrastructure, energy, oil and gas, mining, agribusiness, technology and banking spaces. Mr. Turman also has actively supported several charities on the African continent for over two decades.
Mr. Turman serves on the board of the United Way of New York City. He is a trustee for Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. Mr. Turman has provided pro bono services for economic development activities, including representations for Abyssinian Development Corporation and the United Way in various transactions, and through his volunteer affiliations with Lawyers Alliance and the Community Law Office of Legal Aid. In 2013, he was named “Private Practitioner of the Year” by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York City. In 2015, he was listed in Savoy Magazine as one of the “Most Influential Black Lawyers.” Mr. Turman remains very active in training and mentoring associates in the firm and attorneys of color across the legal profession.