Real Estate Finance and Lending | Fennemore Craig
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Overview

Our financing experience spans numerous industries and types of transactions, ranging from complex national and international multi-level credit arrangements to small business and personal loans in both the real estate and commercial finance industries. 

Commercial and real estate finance attorneys work closely with other attorneys in the firm concentrating in related fields of law when such experience will assist in achieving the client’s objectives. For example, we regularly counsel clients on the environmental consequences of foreclosing on loans secured by real property. On the transactional side, the firm is particularly strong in tax, environmental, securities, water, real property, corporate finance, partnership, utilities, labor and employment law. Litigation issues often concern creditors’ rights issues, collection and enforcement, bankruptcy and lender liability.

  • Loan and Credit Agreements

    Our experience in structuring, negotiating and drafting appropriate documentation in financing transactions covers a wide range of transactions and industries. We represent participants on virtually all sides of financing transactions, including lenders, borrowers, trustees, guarantors, shareholders, partners, insurance companies and others. We have participated in financing transactions for aircraft, mining equipment, utility facilities, refining companies, high-rise office buildings and high-rise building campuses, master planned communities and subdivisions, golf courses, hospitals, agriculture, resort hotels, professional sports arenas, performing arts facilities, shopping malls, and high technology company products. We have extensive experience with a variety of credit enhancement techniques, such as letter of credit support, guarantees, and other forms of standby assistance.
  • Workouts, Litigation and Bankruptcy

    We have substantial experience in representing lenders and creditors in workout, litigation and bankruptcy matters. We strive for efficient and creative methods to resolve workout situations to avoid litigation and bankruptcy, if possible. To protect creditor clients involved in bankruptcy matters, we endeavor to preserve assets and terminate the automatic stay when appropriate. We communicate with the financial institution throughout every stage of workout, litigation and bankruptcy proceedings to fulfill the client’s objectives in the most cost effective manner possible. When appropriate, we can assist in seeking alternative methods for resolving disputes, such as arbitration and mediation.
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