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Banking and Finance

In an economic climate of unusually tight credit and widespread uncertainty, the relationship between borrower and lender requires considerable care and attention from a law firm. To that end, our Banking and Finance group brings an uncommon sensitivity—rooted in deep knowledge and broad experience—to virtually any type of debt transaction.

We represent a large number of major clients, both borrowers and lenders, which gives us an implicit understanding of each party’s needs. Our accumulated experience on both sides of the table stimulates creative approaches that solve our clients’ financing problems while carefully preserving the essential relationships between borrower and lender. Our first-hand knowledge of banks and bankers gives us a unique insight for their lending requirements, a perspective that can be of immeasurable help in structuring a corporate client’s financing. Similarly, our understanding of businesses and institutions gives us insight into the sometimes onerous burdens imposed by a particular banking requirement, a requirement that may not be strictly necessary in all contexts. In either case, our knowledge of one side works to the advantage of the other.

We staff our matters with small teams of great lawyers, formed around a highly involved partner. When the need arises, we draw liberally on the resources of our other practice groups—M&A, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, and Securitization, among others—to help our clients take advantage of the latest legal and financial innovations.

We bring a full complement of financing transactions to borrowers and lenders of every type and size, including: 

  • Leveraged acquisition financings
  • Leveraged buy-outs 
  • Leveraged recapitalizations
  • Securitization transactions of all types 
  • Investment grade financings 
  • Competitive bid option facilities 
  • Multi-currency facilities 
  • Cross-border financings 
  • Bank and bond financings 
  • Asset-based financings 
  • Working capital financings 
  • Second lien and subordinated financings 
  • Exit financings 
  • Recapitalizations 
  • Work-outs 
  • Debtor-in-possession financings 
  • Distressed debt purchases and sales 
  • Equipment financings and leasing 
  • Leveraged leasing 
  • Mortgage warehouse lending 
  • Municipal bond financings 
  • Insurance company note agreements 
  • Project financings 
  • Secured and unsecured financings 
  • Letters of credit 
  • Participations and assignments