Brendan  T.  Leanos

Brendan T. Leanos



Corporate finance attorney with more than a decade of experience. Focuses on leveraged finance, debt capital markets and fund finance. 

Brendan Leanos represents financial institutions, direct lenders and private equity funds and their portfolio companies in lending transactions, with experience representing both lenders and borrowers in senior secured loans, second lien and mezzanine loans, and unsecured loans. His expertise also includes advising middle market companies and private equity funds on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Brownstein, Brendan worked for a leading Denver law firm and in the New York City offices of two international law firms focusing on leveraged finance and capital markets transactions, with a particular emphasis on acquisition financings and leveraged recapitalizations. In addition, he provided pro bono support for Human Rights First by assisting clients with their application for asylum in the United States, and for the New York State Business Development Center by assisting veterans in starting their own small business.

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J.D., 2013, Fordham University School of Law, Order of the Coif

B.A., 2010, Middlebury College



New York

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Regional Advisory Board, Reading Partners Colorado



Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, 2023-2024

Articles & Notes Editor, Fordham Law Review