• Kramer Levin’s Banking and Finance group represents a large number of borrowers and major lenders, providing legal and transactional advice on a wide variety of financing arrangements. Because we represent both borrowers and lenders, we can offer our clients uncommon perspective and tremendous insight into each party’s needs as well as deep knowledge and broad experience in market-leading terms and the latest financing strategies.

    Our U.S. Banking and Finance team  advises on all types of debt transactions, crafting creative solutions that satisfy the parties’ requirements and preserve the borrower-lender relationship — and is complemented by an EU Banking and Finance Regulation and Compliance team.

    We staff matters cost-effectively, with small teams of experienced lawyers formed around a highly involved partner. When the need arises, we collaborate with members of our other practice groups — Mergers and Acquisitions, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Securitization, and Tax, among others — to ensure that our clients receive the advantage of the latest legal and financial innovations.

    We structure, negotiate, document and close financing transactions of every size and type, including:

    • Leveraged financings
    • Securitization transactions
    • Investment grade financings
    • Multicurrency facilities
    • Cross-border financings
    • Bank and bond financings
    • Asset-based financings
    • Collateralized loan obligations
    • Working capital financings
    • Second lien, mezzanine and unitranche financings
    • Exit financings
    • Workouts
    • Debtor-in-possession financings
    • Distressed debt purchases and sales
    • Equipment financings and leasing
    • Leveraged leasing
    • Mortgage warehouse lending
    • Municipal bond financings