LaToya Sawyer-Ndizeye focuses her practice on secured and unsecured loan transactions, asset-based financing, syndicated financing, acquisition financing, real estate financing and tax-exempt loan and bond financing.
LaToya’s recent representative transactions include:
- Assisted in serving as counsel to administrative agent in connection with a $700 million credit facility for a manufacturer and provider of wood preservation treatments and chemicals, carbon materials, and railroad and utility products and services, which proceeds were used to fund future acquisitions, refinance existing debt and to finance working capital needs.
- Assisted in serving as counsel to administration agent in connection with $200 million credit facility for a chain solution supply company, which proceeds were used to refinance existing debt and to provide for working capital needs.
- Assisted in serving as counsel to administrative agent in connection with $80 million credit facility for a national premium pet products company, which proceeds were used to fund several acquisitions, refinance existing debt and finance working capital needs.
In addition to her work with the firm, LaToya also participates in pro bono work for the Homeless Education Legal Protection Program at Mercy Hospital, Protection From Abuse Clinic in Allegheny County, and Custody Conciliations with the Allegheny County family court division. She also serves on the board of directors for a non-profit arts organization.
Before entering the legal realm, LaToya worked as an English teacher in San Vito, Costa Rica, where she helped with community development and cultural enrichment that focused on programming, community service projects and global awareness. She also was a faculty advisor for the Congressional Youth Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2013, Managing Editor, Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law
Wake Forest University, B.A., 2006, cum laude