Sarah Griffin Joins as Counsel in RPCK’s Debt Practice

June 3, 2024

New York, New York – RPCK Rastegar Panchal LLP (RPCK), an international law firm focused on providing highly tailored and innovative solutions to leading impact investors, entrepreneurs and growth enterprises around the world, announced today that Sarah Griffin has joined the firm as Counsel with her practice focused on debt finance.

Sarah is a former partner in the Global Leveraged Finance group of Milbank LLP where she specialized in domestic and cross-border syndicated and private debt transactions, including acquisition and bridge financings, buy-and-hold junior capital mezzanine financings, restructurings and other work-out transactions, recapitalizations, as well as debtor-in-possession and exit facilities, and other types of complex facilities.  She has broad experience representing a wide variety of banks, direct lenders, and other financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Barclays Bank. Prior to joining RPCK, Sarah led A2’s sustainable finance work where she advised on sustainable finance developments and effective corporate human rights governance.

In addition to her legal practice, Sarah has experience as Director of Save a Child Paediatric Network and has served as a member of the Board of Advisors for the International Rescue Committee and is passionate about leveraging her expertise to advance the aims of international development and humanitarian aid.

RPCK advises many of the leading impact investors on ground-breaking, multiple bottom-line transactions around the world and has advised pioneering family offices and fund managers on a wide variety of novel, innovative and catalytic capital structures. RPCK also regularly counsels visionary social entrepreneurs on creative ways to achieve impact through commercial success.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Sarah to our growing team and specifically the debt finance practice,” said Chintan Panchal, Founding Partner, RPCK. “We have seen this sector grow rapidly within the impact finance space as more investors look to debt as an effective tool, and as more impact enterprises mature.  Sarah’s world-class legal formation and experience, combined with her focus on human rights and the social dimensions of business, are an excellent complement to our growing firm.”

“I am very excited to join RPCK and to further amplify its debt finance capabilities,” said Sarah, Counsel, RPCK. “I am inspired by RPCK’s dedication to impact investing alongside its commitment to using the levers of law and finance to drive forward innovative, multiple bottom-line solutions to our world’s greatest challenges. I look forward to contributing to RPCK’s further growth and to helping our clients deliver tangible impact outcomes that improve lives.”

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University, a Juris Doctor from Columbia University and a Master of Laws in International Law from the London School of Economics. A native New Yorker, Sarah currently lives in her hometown of Manhattan with her husband, two young sons and rescue cat, Charlie. She holds a bar admission in New York.

About RPCK Rastegar Panchal LLP

RPCK Rastegar Panchal LLP (RPCK) is an international boutique law firm with a practice focused on providing highly-tailored and innovative solutions to investors, entrepreneurs and growth enterprises around the world. Among our clients are leading family offices and foundations, high growth companies, and investment funds across a broad spectrum of industries throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. RPCK has offices in New York, Vienna and Denver.

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Cindy Stoller
Confluence Partners

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