Our Commercial Finance Group represents clients in the lending, borrowing, and arranging of capital through a variety of deal structures and project types. We focus on supporting our clients' objectives and providing value-added services that help them succeed in today’s ever-changing and competitive business environment.

We advise our lending clients in originating, structuring, documenting, and negotiating financing transactions, including single-lender, syndicated, and structured loans, as well as note purchase agreements, conduit financings, and other lending structures. In addition, we regularly negotiate and document co-lender and intercreditor arrangements in multi-tranche and unitranche structures. Our lending clients include commercial banks, debt funds, SBICs, insurance companies, commercial and consumer finance companies, business development companies, and private equity firms.

Our extensive experience representing lenders enables us to advise a wide range of clients in borrowing as well as other activities through which they access the capital markets, including interest rate swaps and other hedging arrangements. We maintain relationships with national, regional, and local financial institutions that help us identify and remain current with the industry trends that affect lenders, borrowers, and other finance parties. We also assist our financial institution clients in developing form documentation and "how-to" guides.

Lawyers in the practice work closely with our colleagues in the Business and Transactions Department, as well as other practice groups within the firm, to effectively provide the resources and experience necessary for each matter.

Our attorneys advise lenders, borrowers, and investors in:

  • Acquisition financing
  • Asset-based financing
  • Commercial lending
  • Consumer finance
  • Direct placement of tax-exempt obligations
  • EB-5 financing
  • ESOP financing
  • Farm Credit System financing
  • Health care and higher education financing
  • International financings and investments
  • Letter of credit-enhanced financing
  • Mezzanine financing transactions
  • Note purchase financing
  • Private equity/sponsor financing
  • Restructuring and workout of troubled loans
  • Secured and unsecured revolving credit and term loan financing
  • Securitization financing
  • Third-party agency financing transactions
  • Senior/subordinate lender, A/B loan, and intercreditor matters
  • Structured financing


Steven M. Miller
Practice Leader
Tel 215.864.8310