Lisa-Marie C. Monsanto

Washington, DC Office

Lisa-Marie Monsanto focuses her practice on representing financial institutions, private equity funds, issuers and other parties in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of a broad range of financing transactions with commercial and bilateral/multilateral development finance institutions. She is experienced in project finance, secured and unsecured single bank, club and syndicated credit facilities, first lien/second lien financing, mezzanine financing, export finance and equipment finance. She also has a background in a wide range of specialized capital markets products.

Lisa-Marie also represents small- and medium-sized companies in their financings with various bilateral/multilateral development finance institutions and equity sponsors. She focuses on businesses that are growing in emerging markets in Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Lisa-Marie serves as a loan originator for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Enterprise Development Network (EDN), an alliance with the private sector designed to support small- and medium-sized enterprises expanding into emerging markets overseas. Lisa-Marie represents project sponsors in their applications for OPIC loans, guarantees and grants for technical assistance and political risk insurance.

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  • JD, Columbia Law School
  • MBA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • BA, McGill University

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  • District of Columbia
  • New York


National Council for Research on Women

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