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Shana E. Ramirez

Los Angeles – Century City Office

As a partner in Katten’s Commercial Finance practice, Shana has experience with a variety of financings and arrangements, including acquisition finance, leveraged finance, subordinated debt facilities, asset-based credit facilities, subscription facilities, investment grade credit facilities, transactions involving real estate and first lien/second lien transactions. Her experience spans a broad range of industries and businesses with multijurisdictional operations, including technology, entertainment, health care, real estate and hospitality and leisure. 

During law school, Shana was the associate editor and outreach coordinator of the University of Michigan Journal of Race & Law and co-chair of the Latino Law Students Association.

Shown below is a selection of Shana’s engagements.

  • While at a prior firm:
    • Representation of a security products/services corporation in connection with its acquisitions of a cybersecurity hardware/software company and an identity theft protection monitor.
    • Representation of a leading technology company in connection with its working capital facility and its acquisition of a travel booking company.
    • Representation of a national hospital staffing firm in connection with its acquisition of a physician group practice focused on delivery of hospital medicine and related facility-based services.
    • Representation of a New York-based private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of a restaurant supply company and provider of food service supplies, restaurant equipment, restaurant supplies, and design services.
    • Representation of a New York-based private equity firm in connection with various debt financings in support of existing portfolio investments and subscription facility financings for certain of the private equity firm's funds.
    • Representation of a New York-based private equity firm in connection with its acquisitions of an investment management company and a firm that provides investor-led advisory services for management and boards of public companies.
    • Representation of a San Francisco-based private equity firm in connection with its acquisitions of a software and learning analytics company and a home security company.
    • Representation of a Denver-based private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of three leading North American mountain resort and adventure companies and a subordinated debt financing provided in connection with its investment in a mountain resort company.
    • Representation of the administrative agent in a variety of financings, including working capital facilities for each of a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services and an American media company involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.
    • Representation of registered investment funds in connection with asset-based credit facilities.
    • Representation of a real estate investment fund in connection with a master portfolio financing program.
    • Representation of financial sponsors in connection with debt financings for their private equity, real estate, infrastructure, energy and other investment funds.
    • Pro bono representation of an asylum seeker during the asylum application process; provision of assistance to two families with their adoption petitions in the Los Angeles County Children’s Court; and provision of assistance to victims of domestic violence with their U-visa applications.
Shana E. Ramirez


  • JD, University of Michigan Law School
  • BA, Pennsylvania State University, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York


  • Public Counsel Rising Leadership Council, Fundraising Head, Steering Committee Member
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