COMMERCIAL FINANCE

Commercial finance is the art and science of balancing the goals of financial institutions with the needs of businesses requiring capital to achieve their goals. We have become a national leader in representing agents, lenders and borrowers in negotiating, structuring and documenting credit facilities.

The Art and Science of Commercial Finance

Our clients look to us for our skills and experience to provide integrated and innovative approaches to complex financing transactions in constantly changing markets. We represent most of the nation's largest and most respected financial institutions in a full spectrum of transactions. We regularly rank among the nation's top law firms in representing agents in multi-lender syndicated loans. And we also represent small business investment companies (SBICs) and other providers of junior capital in a wide variety of mezzanine/junior debt finance transactions.

Because each industry has unique financing needs, we are also delighted to be recognized as a leader in specific industry financings across dozens of industries. No matter the industry, we have the knowledge and experience to drive success for our clients.

The following are among the many industries that we serve:

Real Estate Finance

Our nationally-recognized real estate finance attorneys represent banks and other financial institutions, funds, investors and developers in structuring, negotiating documentation and closing a wide variety of real estate loans. Clients rely on our deep understanding of the real estate capital markets and ability to work through complex structuring issues.

Energy & Natural Resources Finance

Our energy finance team represents financial institutions in loans and other financing arrangements with many companies in the energy and natural resources industries. From oil and gas projects to coal, renewables and power generation, we've handled financings of every type. Attorneys in our energy and natural resource practices often work closely with our real estate finance attorneys to address the unique real estate and environmental issues related to energy and natural resource project financings. 

Healthcare Finance

We have one of the country’s most active teams of attorneys representing both large and small health care providers. In just the past few years, we have represented leading lending institutions in more than 60 major transactions valued at more than $14 billion.

Higher Education Finance

Today’s administrators, trustees and boards need lawyers who understand the challenges, constituencies and objectives of public and private colleges and universities. For decades, members of our education team have provided comprehensive legal representation to public and private institutions on their financing as well as their other unique needs.

Agribusiness Finance

Our agribusiness finance team is a national leader in representing agents, lenders and borrowers in negotiating, structuring and documenting syndicated and bilateral agribusiness loans, and, when necessary, restructuring or enforcing the bank’s rights and remedies regarding those loans. Our experience includes the entire spectrum of commodities, including dairy, protein, grain, ethanol, sugar, soybean, fruits, vegetables and timber.