Locke Lord attorneys routinely represent organizations in their financing, regulatory, structuring and corporate matters. Our reputation and experience nationally and around the world within this broad spectrum translates into tangible benefits for our clients.
Locke Lord’s leadership role in lending and finance transactions runs the gamut from involvement with small business loans to complex billion-dollar syndicated credit facilities. We have the practical background to spot issues and problems that may arise in such transactions and the legal skill to handle them with effective, innovative solutions.
Our attorneys have a great deal of experience in every facet of secured and unsecured credit facilities, and our knowledge of securing collateral extends to nearly every kind of property, from raw land to intellectual assets. We assist with subordination agreements, securitizations, intercreditor agreements, interest rate options, collateral trust and custody agreements, limited recourse provisions and all other issues relating to credit facilities.
If a financed transaction subsequently runs into difficulties, we evaluate the implications of a loan workout or refinancing and help implement an appropriate strategy to deal with the troubled financing. Our attorneys handle all legal aspects of large auctions of foreclosed real estate and loan assets and have provided the legal work in connection with multi-billion dollar mass loan portfolio acquisitions.
We represent lenders in financing transactions in all types of industries, including energy, banking and insurance. Our attorneys have experience with financing transactions involving mutual funds, infrastructure, energy, oil and gas exploration (both development and transportation), hospitality, health care, franchisors and franchisees, municipal government, waste management, REITs and real estate developers, industrial equipment manufacturing and distribution, biotechnology and computer technology.
We have helped lenders take as security collateral of virtually every type, common and uncommon, including broadcasting licenses, bank stock, intellectual property rights, securities, livestock, railroad lines and equipment, rolling stock, pipelines, offshore leases, aircraft and drilling rigs.
We have wide-ranging insight into arrangements among creditors, especially syndication, market expectations, loan securitizations of all types, participations, subordinations, sales and purchases of loans and loan servicing rights, intercreditor agreements, collateral sharing and stand-by letters of credit. We assist financial institutions and others in various derivative transactions, particularly interest rate swaps and related instruments. Our attorneys are involved in public finance matters and represent issuers and financial services companies in all aspects of that market.
Many of our attorneys are CPAs or have held positions in the industry, including commercial lender, general counsel, realtor and bank holding company director. Locke Lord team members are active participants and leaders in international, national, state and local industry groups. These organizations include the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and the American Land Title Association, Lender Counsel Group. Locke Lord is represented on the Texas Association of Bank Counsel, the Conference of State Banking Supervisors and Financial Women International.
Our attorneys serve in the Independent Bankers Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. We are recognized among Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers, featured in the Best Lawyers in America and included in the Top 5 Go-To Banking Lawyers by Texas Monthly.
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