Paul Brusiloff is a corporate partner and a member of the firm’s Finance and Private Equity Groups. Mr. Brusiloff’s practice focuses on representations of borrowers and LBO sponsors and of mezzanine and other private capital investors in complex debt and equity financings and refinancing, recapitalization and restructuring transactions.
He co-led HD Supply’s multibillion-dollar refinancing of its entire debt capital structure from 2012 to 2013 after earlier co-leading the 2007 financing of the acquisition of HD Supply, Private Equity International’s LBO Deal of the Year. He also played key roles in American Airlines’ multibillion-dollar acquisition of the TWA aircraft fleet and Delta Air Lines’ 2004–2006 aircraft restructurings. Mr. Brusiloff is recommended for banking and finance in Chambers Global (2013–2023), where clients praise him for having “excellent client focus.” In Chambers USA (2007–2023), he is described as “a sophisticated lawyer” with “a breadth of experience,” “a good commercial perspective” and “an excellent capacity to summarize and highlight key issues.” The guide has also reported that he is “outstanding” and “an incredible leader and extremely intelligent attorney” who is “the consummate professional; he’s is extremely knowledgeable, patient, hard-working and insightful.” According to clients, he is “always extremely helpful and responsive, and very creative in his approach to issues.” He is ranked as a Leading Lawyer for aviation finance by The Legal 500 US (2023), where clients note that he is “a consummate problem solver with deep industry experience.” He is also said to be “always available and thinking one step ahead, yet taking the time to explain all the risks and benefits.”
Mr. Brusiloff is a member of the American Bar Association. He is also a contributing author of The Private Equity Primer: The Best of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report and the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report.
He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1986 and his J.D. summa cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1991, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. He subsequently served as a law clerk to the Hon. Carol Los Mansmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1991–1993) before joining the firm in 1993.