About Kris

Kris Russell is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group and assists financial institutions and corporate clients in domestic and cross-border transactions including debt and equity offerings, credit finance, and mergers and acquisitions. She has experience across a range of industries including health care, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Kris has been involved in the coordination and response to client queries through the firm’s CARES Act Task Force, a team of attorneys dedicated to coordinating debt relief guidance for clients impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and has provided guidance through the firm’s Main Street Relief Project Task Force, a team of attorneys who launched and manage a no-cost legal service program for independent restaurants, bars, and retail establishments in the communities where the firm has offices.

Kris’s practice includes advising clients on the CARES Act, Main Street Lending Program, and COVID-19 debt relief options, as well as their interplay with existing client financing arrangements.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Kris worked as a senior associate at Allen & Overy LLP (2016–2019) in London and an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP (2011–2016) in New York and London.

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  • Provided U.S. high-yield covenant guidance to the lenders in connection with multiple high-profile restructuring and financing transactions for a variety of European credits including the travel, healthcare, food & beverage, and customer experience industries.
  • Represented financing sources in connection with multi-currency offerings for German-based international healthcare company.
  • Represented the administrative agent and financing sources in connection with multicurrency credit facilities and notes offerings for large European-based packaging group.
  • Represented specialty industrial chemical company in connection with its ongoing cross-border financing and refinancing needs.
  • Represented a world leader in heavy lifting solutions in connection with its high yield notes offering.
  • Represented the initial purchasers in connection with notes offering for a premium American television network and private placement for a free-to-air television network and shopping channel.
  • Represented initial purchasers in connection with a series of acquisitions in the travel retail space.
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Quoted, “Support Your Employees Through the Pandemic: The Cares Act and Other Relief Programs Intend to Help Employers Maintain Their Payrolls,” Spirited Magazine, April 28, 2020

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