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Banking & Finance

Providing national coverage with personalized solutions.

The Husch Blackwell law firm is a leading provider of legal services to the finance industry. We represent lenders and borrowers in sophisticated financing transactions, workouts and litigation across the United States. Our banking and finance clients include multinational and domestic financial institutions, non-bank lenders, equity sponsors, public and privately held companies, institutional investors and other participants in debt markets.

Drawing on deep and industry-leading experience, our finance team of attorneys understands the nuances, concerns and demands of the market and advises banking executives and financial professionals in navigating complexity in an ever-changing legal and business environment. Our law firm's capabilities and reliability enable us to provide clients with personalized, value-adding and cost-effective service. 

Our experience in the finance industry includes:

Commercial Finance

Corporate lending. We guide and manage all aspects of complex financings, including structuring, proposal and commitment, due diligence, negotiation, closing and loan portfolio management. Our broad-based finance experience includes senior, subordinated, secured and unsecured credit facilities; syndicated, club and bilateral financings; and mezzanine financings. Our national corporate lending team advises clients in connection with cash-flow, asset-based and split-lien transactions, leveraged buyouts and acquisition financings. We have worked with middle-market lenders and borrowers in the finance, manufacturing, agricultural and food products, telecommunications and transportation industries. 

Commercial real estate. Our team provides end-to-end real estate-secured transaction assistance, including construction, mini-perm, term and mezzanine lending. We have broad experience with many asset types across the United States, including apartment complexes, shopping centers, industrial buildings, office buildings, hotels, mixed-use developments, self storage facilities, senior living projects and manufactured housing communities. 

Development Incentives & Tax Credits. Our team is on the leading edge of development incentives and tax credits, including New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and Opportunity Zones. To learn more about these areas, please see our Development Incentives & Tax Credits and Opportunity Zone pages. 

HUD. Our team includes attorneys who have worked at HUD and we regularly handle HUD transactions across the country.  

Specialty finance. Our team is experienced with lending transactions involving nontraditional or unique businesses and collateral, such as coal mines and reserves; energy-related services; fleets of titled vehicles; documented vessels; corporate aircraft and fleets of commercial aircraft; environmentally sensitive assets such as landfills, intellectual property, wind farms, ethanol production facilities, distribution centers and power plants; propane and natural gas inventory; agricultural products; and casinos.

Equipment finance. We advise clients across diverse industry and equipment sectors. Our team represents originators and purchasers, and understands the sales, syndications and participations of equipment leases and financing portfolios. We provide meaningful and creative solutions when faced with a wide array of financing issues.

Floor plan financing. We advise both national and regional lenders in negotiating, documenting and securing floor plan loans and loan programs to automobile dealers; construction equipment dealers; commercial vehicle/transportation vehicle dealers; and dealers in the recreational vehicle, marine, outdoor products, tech and music industries, both as stand-alone facilities and including asset-based revolving credit facilities.

Capital Markets. We represent institutional investors in various large cap syndications, including debt trades. We understand the economic pressures and desire to contain costs in these transactions and have developed a sophisticated practice by quickly and efficiently analyzing large-cap transaction documents for investors seeking a high-level determination of “term sheet compliance” and to discover “fatal flaw” issues.

Consumer & Regulatory

We assist clients of all sizes with national compliance, regulatory, cybersecurity and enforcement issues. Our strategic footprint allows us to provide regulatory and compliance guidance across the country. Our team’s insights and solutions break down complex regulatory requirements allowing clients to achieve their goals and objectives.

Municipal Bond Finance

Husch Blackwell’s team has been involved in more than 2,500 bond transactions involving nearly $30 billion of bonds. In our capacity as bond counsel, we have rendered thousands of approving bond opinions involving tax-exempt bond issues on behalf of state agencies and local government units. In addition to serving as bond counsel, our public finance attorneys have also acted as counsel for underwriters, borrowers, trustees, issuers, and credit facility and liquidity facility providers in numerous tax-exempt and taxable bond issues.

Dispute Resolution

Insolvency. As national and regional counsel, we manage insolvency and creditors’ rights matters in jurisdictions across the country and internationally.

Litigation. We handle all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts for clients. Along with representing clients in enforcing loan documents, leases and contract actions, we participate in alternative dispute resolution. This approach often enables clients to reduce litigation costs and to resolve differences quickly.

REO Sales. We have developed and implemented a streamlined system to quickly and efficiently move real estate collateral through foreclosure to REO sales, in partnership with all stakeholders in the REO sales process.

Restructuring and workouts. Our team advises clients on all aspects of workouts and out-of-court restructurings, including refinancing, forbearance agreements, corporate restructurings and purchasing of assets from troubled businesses.

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Testimonial Jon Hein, Associated Bank, N.A.

“The Husch Blackwell team did a great job representing our interests in crafting an agreement that satisfied all the parties involved. Their process and approach was very thorough, straightforward and complete. This helped make a relatively complex transaction come together smoothly and in a timely manner.”

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Client Results

Developer closes $25 million takeout financing on significant apartment complex.

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