Gabriel Yomi Dabiri is the Leader of Polsinelli’s Private Credit and Cross-Border Finance practice and Office Managing Partner of Polsinelli’s New York office. Gabriel is dual-qualified, admitted to practice law as an attorney in New York and as a solicitor in England and Wales, and has deep and extensive experience supporting clients on sophisticated cross-border deals.
Gabriel believes that his clients’ interests are best served by establishing a constructive relationship with the team sitting across the table. He leverages his market expertise in both “buy-and-hold” credit strategies and syndicated finance transactions to guide clients on a variety of deals, from the routine to cutting edge. Gabriel advises clients on senior, mezzanine and subordinated loans, unitranche facilities, first lien/second lien facilities, and cash flow, ABL, subscription line and capital call facilities. Gabriel also negotiates complex intercreditor and subordination arrangements on behalf of his clients and supports clients on various debt restructurings and bankruptcies, including negotiating debtor-in-possession facilities and advising clients in connection with sovereign-debt crises.
Gabriel is on the Board and a faculty member of The Black BigLaw Pipeline, a non-profit comprised of senior Black attorneys established to promote positive outcomes for Black attorneys working in large law firms; and is on the Board and the Finance Committee of the Women First International Fund, an international nonprofit that provides micro-financing to women-led grassroots projects that advance the rights of women and girls.
Prior to joining Polsinelli, Gabriel worked for a Magic Circle law firm in London, Singapore and New York, advising clients on domestic and cross-border capital markets and banking and finance transactions, and for leading global law firms in Manhattan, advising premier international financial institutions and corporate borrowers on large and middle market leveraged finance deals.