In a world where the rules and market conditions change almost daily, new and innovative approaches to financing are needed to get deals done and ensure those that are already on the table survive. The lawyers in our global Finance Group have extensive experience in transactional, lending, restructuring and regulatory matters cutting across a wide range of industries on behalf of a diverse group of clients that include everything from banks, hedge funds and mezzanine funds to business development companies and sponsors. The group’s services include regulatory compliance with respect to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, U.S. Bank Holding Company Act, International Banking Act, National Bank Act, and Federal Reserve Act, and advice to directors with respect to fulfillment of required duties.
We offer significant insight into the market customs and realities that come into play when structuring, negotiating and documenting financing matters of all types. In addition, we bring extensive experience in the acquisition, trading and leveraging of debt positions in distressed companies and other special situations. We are also an acknowledged leader in other specialty areas that include real estate, sports, health care, lodging and gaming, entertainment and media, and Latin American financing.
In addition to the creativity and sophistication we bring to every matter we handle, our regular representation of both financing sources and users makes our practice truly unique and gives us an appreciation of the deal points that concern all parties. We advise a broad range of clients, including, U.S. and non-U.S. banks, U.S. branches and agencies of banks, commercial finance companies, specialty lending funds, hedge funds and insurance companies, on virtually every type of financial transaction. We also have extensive experience in the representation of investors and lenders in private equity and other funds in connection with private equity investments. In addition, we represent borrowers in financings that include secured and unsecured loans, public and private debt offerings and leveraged leasing transactions.
Our practice, which has been ranked by Chambers USA and US Legal 500 and noted for its “substantial presence” and success, also draws upon the far-reaching experience of our global practices, including securities, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate, ERISA, insurance, intellectual property, environmental, antitrust, bankruptcy and dispute resolution, giving clients the seamless advice and innovative problem-solving abilities needed to successfully consummate the full gamut of complex financing transactions.
Areas of Focus
Corporate Finance Transactions
Sports (Including Stadium Financing)
Workouts and Restructuring
Lodging and Gaming
Financial Contracts and Products
Jefferies Finance, as lender, in more than 10 senior secured credit facilities valued at $1.85 billion
Sankaty Advisors in their $220 million mezzanine loan to fund the acquisition of The Weather Channel
The New York Jets and other entities in the lease, development and financing of a $1.6 billion NFL stadium, the largest financing of its kind