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In Brief: A Digest of Banking & Finance Projects

Client Success


  • Represented numerous financial institutions in merger transactions in excess of $1 billion in value, as well as recapitalizations, acquisitions and divestitures of operating assets, portfolios and branches.
  • Following an acquisition by a federally chartered bank of Wisconsin's largest state-chartered bank, analyzed and delivered recommendations to acquirer on Wisconsin state law preemption, in light of the Dodd-Frank Act and final OCC preemption regulations.
  • Assisted in the sale of several financial institutions to publicly traded acquirers in transactions aggregating to $250 million.

Bank Regulatory

  • Worked on matters involving the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Thrift Supervision, Missouri Division of Finance, Kansas Banking Commission, Illinois Banking Department and Nebraska Department of Banking.


  • Assisted in representation of JPMorgan Chase as agent in a $290 million multilender asset-based loan transaction.
  • Reviewed and revised a servicer-initiated lending program on behalf of a $1.6 billion asset bank for a big box retailer.
  • Handle more than 300 transactions per year for middle-market lenders.


  • Represent clients in all aspects of financial litigation, including creditors’ rights litigation, lender liability defense, trust and estates litigation, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) disputes, labor and employment litigation, and franchise litigation.
  • Represented one of the 10 largest U.S. banks in a Missouri high to low posting putative class action lawsuit with more than $10 million at stake.

Asset-Based Lending

  • Worked with lenders and borrowers in industries that include finance, manufacturing, agricultural and food products, telecommunications and transportation.
  • Represented lender to restructure a $175 million syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Advised national and state chartered banks on asset-based financing arrangements, both as single bank and syndicated/ club deal transactions.

Commercial Real Estate Lending

  • Represented national lender in $47 million construction-to-mini-perm loan for the construction of an office building.
  • Represented lead lender and agent in $30 million syndicated loan for the acquisition and renovation of an apartment complex.
  • Represented lender in $22 million land loan, secured by 830 residential lots.
  • Represented lender in $27 million portfolio loans, secured by multiple manufactured housing communities.

Floor Plan Financing

  • Represented one of the country’s largest floor plan lenders in documenting, closing, funding and managing a syndicated $200 million floor plan facility.
  • Advised national banks on negotiating and documenting construction equipment and commercial truck dealer financing arrangements as both single bank and syndicated/club transactions.

Sponsor Finance

  • Represented senior lenders on hundreds of loans related to buyouts, acquisitions, growth capital and recapitalizations.
  • Represented lead senior lender/agent in connection with $20 million aggregate credit facility for acquisition, capital expenditures and working capital to borrower in service/hospitality industry, which included senior subordinated financing and subordinated seller financing.

Tax Credit Transactions

  • Supported more than 500 New Market Tax Credits transactions in 44 states, enabling more than $4.5 billion in qualified equity investments.
  • Closed state NMTC projects in every state that has a program.

Bond Finance

  • Involved in more than 2,500 bond transactions involving nearly $30 billion of bonds.
  • Rendered thousands of approving bond opinions involving tax-exempt bond issues on behalf of state agencies and local government units, including cities, counties, towns, villages, school districts, community development authorities, housing authorities and special purpose districts.