Financial Institutions

Attorneys in the banking practice have a long history of providing efficient and cost-effective representation to its clients. The Firm represents financial institutions and their related businesses in connection with various financing activities, including real estate, mergers, acquisitions, business diversification, asset purchases, investment and merchant banking.

Financing and Loan Transactions

Borrowers, lenders and vendors all require thorough legal advice to safely and successfully structure, negotiate, and document both secured and unsecured credit transactions. Cowles & Thompson provides our clients with assistance in a variety of transactions, from syndicated investment-grade financings to private lending transactions. Representation of clients includes the following areas:

  • Secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities
  • Leveraged financings
  • Structured financings
  • Mezzanine and subordinated financings
  • Bridge financings
  • Debtor-in-possession and exit financing
  • Asset-based financing
  • Asset securitizations
  • Loan workout and restructuring
  • Vendor financings
  • Trade finance
  • Letters of credit

General Banking Representation

Cowles & Thompson represents banks, mortgage companies, other institutional lenders, businesses and individuals in connection with all aspects of banking law and financial services. Attorneys in this Group handle real estate, commercial lending, and consumer transactions, both secured and unsecured. They assist clients in general business issues including litigation, contracts, premises liability and employment.