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Pepper Hamilton Strengthens Services for Financial Institutions With Two Additions

Former Pepper Attorneys Rejoin Firm, Bringing Years of Experience to Financial Services Practice Group and Commercial Department

9/14/2017
Pepper Hamilton Strengthens Services for Financial Institutions With Two Additions

Pepper Hamilton has announced that Lisa D. Kabnick and Kathryn Pourmand Nordick have rejoined Pepper Hamilton, both resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, with offices in New York, as well. Kabnick is serving as senior advisor in the Commercial Department, and Nordick is a partner in the Financial Services Practice Group. Kabnick and Nordick have had a many-years-long working relationship, and will continue to work together at Pepper Hamilton.

In Kabnick’s role as senior advisor to the Commercial Department, she will help strengthen Pepper’s financial institutions lender-side practice, identify areas of the non-lending practices in need of financial institution services, and identify the legal service needs of clients. She advises clients in connection with acquisitions, international transactions and workouts, and has experience in guiding CEOs and CFOs through restructuring and transformational transactions, providing hands-on corporate governance counsel. She is ranked in Band 1 for Banking and Finance in Pennsylvania in Chambers USA 2017.

Kabnick initially joined Pepper Hamilton as an associate in 1980, and was elected to the partnership in 1989. She was chair of the firm’s Finance Practice Group from 1999 to 2003, before joining Reed Smith, first as a partner and in 2015 as a senior advisor in financial services until September 2017.

Nordick’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions and corporate borrowers in acquisition financings; syndicated, club and bilateral financings; and private-equity-backed companies, mezzanine financings, workouts and cross-border transactions. She is listed as an “up and coming” lawyer in Banking and Finance in Pennsylvania in Chambers USA 2017.

Nordick initially joined Pepper Hamilton as an associate in 2005 before joining Kabnick at Reed Smith in 2008 and being made partner in 2015. Her experience includes representing a variety of different parties, including agents, lenders, private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and non-bank lenders. Her experience also includes lending transactions involving borrowers in a number of different industries, including manufacturing, financial services, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, professional sports and restaurant franchises.

“Lisa and Kathryn will be valuable assets to our clients and our firm,” said Julia Corelli, chair of the firm’s Commercial Department. “Both women bring a wealth of knowledge and have deep experience in advising financial institutions. We’re thrilled to welcome them back to Pepper.”

Kabnick received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1980 and her B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976.

Nordick received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2005; her Masters in Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman’s University in 2002; and her B.A. in business administration from Austin College in 1995.