She advises on senior, second lien and subordinated financings; workouts and restructurings; working capital and leveraged acquisition financings; accounts receivable financings; single-currency and multicurrency, domestic and cross-border financings; equipment financings; project finance; lines of credit; letter of credit transactions; securitization; and loan syndications and participations. Among other industries, Christina’s experience includes transactions in telecommunications, media, automobile, water and timber/agribusiness.
After graduating first in her class from Notre Dame Law School, Christina served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and is admitted to practice before that court. She is also admitted to practice law in Georgia, New York and Colorado. In April 2018, Christina was admitted to the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers as a Fellow. She is a former Chair of the Loan Documentation Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section. Christina has given a number of presentations for clients, at conferences, and within the firm on topics of interest within the commercial finance space.
Honorable Paul J. Kelly Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Awards and Rankings
fellow, American College of Commerical Finance Lawyers (2018)
Recipient, Hoynes Award, which is awarded to the valedictorian, Notre Dame Law School (2001)
Legal Alert: ISDA publishes benchmarks supplement (October 3, 2018)
Introduction On September 19, 2018, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA Benchmarks Supplement, which allows adhering entities to amend the contractual ...
Legal Alert: December 31, 2021, changes to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) are coming-will you be ready? (August 21, 2018)
“... [T]he discontinuation of LIBOR should not be considered a remote probability ‘black swan’ event. Firms should treat it is [sic] as something that will happen and which they must be prepared ...
Legal Alert: District Court Upholds Controversial Bankruptcy Decision in Sabine (March 16, 2017)
On March 10, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a Memorandum Order, in which it affirmed a controversial bankruptcy court ruling. The district court agreed ...
Legal Alert: Delaware Supreme Court Finds UCC Termination Filings Valid Despite Lack of Lender’s Intent (October 28, 2014)
On October 17, the Delaware Supreme Court held that JP Morgan (JPM) terminated its security interest in all of the collateral provided by General Motors (GM) in support of a $1.5 billion loan, ...
Legal Alert: Department of Energy Report Indicates Fracking Has Not Contaminated Drinking Water in Western Pennsylvania (August 7, 2013)
A recent study by the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) indicates that chemical-laced fluids used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have not contaminated the ...
LIBOR Replacement and US Tax Law Considerations for Multi-Currency and Cross-Border Financing Transactions (September 13, 2018)
Austin Business Law Conference
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partners Christina Rissler and Reggie Clark and attorneys Jessica Rissmiller and Lizet Steele, with material assistance from Kimia Basyuk, present on LIBOR Replacement and ...
The DOL’s ERISA Fiduciary Rule: What Does It Mean For Your Client? (April 12, 2018)
Loan Documentation Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Christina Rissler and Allison Wielobob present The DOL’s ERISA Fiduciary Rule: What Does It Mean For Your Client? at the Loan Documentation Subcommittee of the ...
Loan Documentation and the Retirement of LIBOR (September 14, 2017)
Loan Documentation Subcommittee Meeting of the Commercial Finance Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partner Christina Rissler moderates a discussion among members of the Loan Documentation Subcommittee attending the 2017 Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL ...
Secured Financing for Complex Corporate Structures (July 12, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Christina Rissler, Jessica Rissmiller and Sidney Simms present “Structuring the Loan Transaction.” The three-hour training covers strategies for structuring, ...
Revenue and Capital Allocation - External Funding Source Considerations (May 3, 2017)
Chief Legal Executive
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partner Christina Rissler presents Revenue and Capital Allocation - External Funding Source Considerations at the 2017 Ascent Conference on May 3, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Middle Market Loan Training (April 19-20, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partners Christina Rissler and Brennan Posner present “Middle Market Loan Training - a Primer and Market Update.” This eight-hour training program focuses on the anatomy of ...
What’s Market: A Survey of U.S. Sanctions (May 21, 2015)
Eversheds Sutherland Partners Christina Rissler and Mark Herlach present “What’s Market: A Survey of US Sanctions”. In addition to providing an overview of US Sanctions law, the presentation provides ...
In the News
Eversheds Sutherland Advised Toyota Motor Credit Corporation in $15 Billion Financing (November 13, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that it represented Toyota Motor Credit Corporation in syndicated credit facilities totaling $15 billion. The transaction involved borrowers in six ...
Eversheds Sutherland Represented CoBank, ACB in Financing of CatchMark Led Acquisition of 1.1 Million Acres of Texas Timberland (July 10, 2018)
CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of 1.1 million acres of East Texas timberlands for approximately $1.39 billion in a joint venture with a consortium of ...
Roundtable Discussion: Women in Finance (August 2, 2016)
Atlanta Business Chronicle
In an article published by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Sutherland Partner Christina Rissler joined leaders in the finance industry in a roundtable discussion to discuss their perspectives on the ...
Eversheds Sutherland Represents Cox Enterprises in Sale of Majority Stake in Cox Media Group Television Stations to Apollo Global Management (March 5, 2019)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that it represented Cox Enterprises on their agreement with funds managed by Apollo Global Management, LLC (Apollo) to buy a majority interest in Cox Media ...
Partner Christina Rissler Named fellow in the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (April 17, 2018)
ATLANTA-Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Christina B. Rissler has been named a fellow in the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (ACCFL). A partner in the ...
Sutherland Elects Five New Partners (January 6, 2014)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON DC-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce the election of five new partners, effective January 1, 2014. “We are grateful to these lawyers for their ...
Former Chair, Loan Documentation Subcommittee of Commercial Finance Committee of Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (2014-2018)
Former Editor, Commercial Law Newsletter (published by the Commercial Finance Committee and UCC Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section) (2010-2014)
Member, Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, American Bar Association
Member, Agriculture Law Section and Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member, American Agricultural Law Association
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
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