Locke Lord’s Banking & Finance lawyers around the world have longstanding experience in representing financial institutions in their transactional and regulatory matters. From small banks and finance houses to global financial institutions, clients depend on the breadth and depth of our experience to provide essential services in today’s complex financial environment. We also routinely represent organizations in their financing, regulatory, structuring and corporate matters and deal with all aspects of their borrowing and lending requirements.
By focusing on valuable synergies among the Firm’s lawyers located in the world’s financial centers, our reputation and experience internationally within this broad spectrum translates into tangible benefits for our clients. We have deep and measured experience in our on-the-ground teams in 11 U.S. offices, as well as London and Hong Kong.
Locke Lord’s Banking & Finance team provides a variety of services, including:
We represent finance companies, credit card issuers, leasing companies, commercial banks and savings institutions, private banks, mezzanine and equity providers, industrial loan companies, insurance companies and energy companies to achieve an appropriate balance between transactional banking and the increasingly important area of regulation. We are also able to advise on matters that range from data protection and security matters to the very latest e-money and consumer finance issues. In addition, we draft suites of loan and security documents for lenders in the real estate market who are looking to make loans for acquisition, refinancing or restructuring debt secured on various types of real estate. Our team also works with borrowers and lenders on all aspects of development and investment financings on both a syndicated and bilateral basis.
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 lawyers 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.
A major benefit to Locke Lord’s clients is the Firm’s culture of collaboration among practice areas and industry teams. The Banking & Finance team works closely with our Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Energy, Insurance, Corporate and Real Estate Groups, which enables them to provide enhanced services such as security reviews and enforcement, debt refinancings and restructurings, and acquisitions and disposals of debt portfolios. The team also works closely with the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution group, which focuses a core of its attention on bank and finance related disputes throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and the world.
By representing both finance providers and users, we are well aware of issues arising at both ends of the negotiating table. Members of the Banking & Finance team are consistently recognized by the leading legal directories in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia, including Chambers USA and Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Our lawyers serve in the Independent Bankers Association and the U.S. 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.
Many of our lawyers 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.
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