Our Commercial & Public Finance practice encompasses four substantive areas: commercial finance, public finance, structured finance and corporate trust.

In the area of commercial finance, we represent public and private corporate borrowers in obtaining financing for acquisitions and equipment purchases, and for working capital. In addition, we represent financial institutions in establishing a diverse array of financing arrangements to suit the needs of our clients. While most of our lending institution clients are based in the United States, we also have represented a number of foreign banks, including large United Kingdom and Finnish banks.

Our public finance practice includes acting as bond counsel and as counsel to underwriters, issuers, borrowers, credit enhancement providers and trustees on a wide range of public finance structures. We advise public issuers on a wide variety of financing structures and counsel industrial and other borrowers on the use and advantages of tax-exempt financings. We also represent nonprofit organizations in obtaining tax-exempt financing.

In the area of structured finance, we represent originators, issuers, collateral managers, underwriters, servicers, trustees, investors and special purpose conduits in connection with a wide range of structures involving various asset types.

Our corporate trust experience includes representing financial institutions in corporate and municipal financings, Trust Indenture Act qualified and exempt financings, private placements and structured financings. We also represent trustees, service providers and agents in various types of asset-backed transactions, securitizations, global and project financings, and collateralized financings.

Representative Experience
  • Representing a leading global producer of specialty chemicals and specialty materials for the transportation, consumer and industrial markets in negotiating and documenting a five-year credit agreement with a syndicate of major domestic and international financial institutions.
  • Representing a specialty chemicals manufacturer in negotiation of a $40 million revolving credit facility, a $105 million term loan facility (with foreign currency swap agreements) and various interest rate hedge agreements and foreign currency swap agreements.
  • Representing a leading supplier of engineered products and services to the power and energy industry in negotiation and documentation of a multi-currency revolving credit facility, involving foreign subsidiaries and collateral.
  • Representing a bank in connection with receivables purchase agreements, including receivables of foreign account debtors covered by credit insurance.