Milena Tantcheva is a partner in Goodwin's Private Equity group and a member of its Debt Finance practice. Ms. Tantcheva represents private equity sponsors, investment banking firms, commercial banks, mezzanine lenders and public and private company borrowers and issuers in connection with secured and unsecured debt financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, leveraged recapitalizations and high yield offerings.





Acquisition Financings

  • $1.125 billion senior secured first lien term facility and $500 million second lien notes in connection with a dividend recap of a sports apparel portfolio company
  • $725 million of senior secured first lien credit facilities, which consisted of a $645 million term loan and $80 million in revolving loan availability, and an additional $200 million senior secured second lien term loan, in connection with the acquisition of an early childhood education center portfolio company
  • $295 million senior notes for a mezzanine lender in connection with the leveraged acquisition of a leading global thrift retailer
  • $275 million in term loans and $40 million in revolving loans in connection with a dividend recap for a store marketing services portfolio company
  • $225 million first lien credit facility for a portfolio company’s follow-on acquisition of a provider of various trading solutions to financial institutions
  • $195 million senior notes for a mezzanine lender in connection with the leveraged acquisition of a leading polyethylene tank manufacturer
  • $80 million senior secured credit facility for a portfolio company’s follow-on acquisition of a protein bar manufacturer
  • $75 million senior secured term loan facility and $35 million senior secured revolving credit facility in connection with the leveraged acquisition of a leading provider of product commercialization services
  • $40 million first lien secured credit facility and $10 million second lien secured credit facility for a medical supply distributor portfolio company

Fund Financings

  • Representation of private equity funds and debt funds in connection with their fund financing lines, loan warehouse facilities and other leverage structures, including but not limited to: a $400 million capital call facility agented by a major financial institution, and numerous fund financing facilities arranged by First Republic Bank

General Financings

  • $1.3 billion in revolving credit loans, $250 million in term loans, and $400 million in incremental term loans for Medical Properties Trust
  • $300 million term loan facility for VEREIT
  • $50 million senior secured credit facility for a European provider of software solutions

Ms. Tantcheva is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. Ms. Tantcheva provides pro bono legal services to low-income entrepreneurs and small-business owners in underserved neighborhoods throughout Greater Boston through Goodwin’s Neighborhood Business Initiative.


Ms. Tantcheva was recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2017, in the area of Banking & Finance.

While attending law school, Ms. Tantcheva was a note editor of the Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law.

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J.D., 2006
Boston University School of Law

(cum laude)

B.A., 2003
Brigham Young University

(cum laude)


U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Honorable Michael A. Ponsor





U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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