Alan Scheufler (pr: SHY-fler) is a business, finance, and real estate attorney with more than 34 years’ experience. He has achieved the highest rating, AV Preeminent®, from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® in Banking and Finance Law. He is also Co-Group Leader of our Banking & Commercial Finance Group.
Alan’s commercial and real estate finance practice focuses on lenders who have complex or unique lending problems to solve, and borrowers who need financing to pursue their objectives but need a practical solution-driven approach. He represents major financial institutions, community banks, investment funds, as well as borrowers and developers, in structuring and documenting loans for commercial, real estate, asset-based, and cash flow loans. Alan has handled a wide variety of financing transactions including participations, syndications, club-deals, lines of credit, term loans, real estate acquisitions, real estate construction loans, and refinancings.
Alan also regularly counsels owners of closely-held and middle-market businesses and developers who need to maximize the value of their investments, grow, create jobs, and improve profits. His business practice focuses on business owners and developers seeking experienced guidance and solutions on business and real estate transactions, financing, loss and risk avoidance, corporate governance, buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, divestitures, and succession planning.
He is also experienced with alternate real estate development funding tools including Tax Increment Financing, Historic Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits, and other financing sources for business expansion, real estate development, and environmental brownfield cleanup.
Corporate, Business, and M&A Matters
Real Estate Matters
“Mercy Mercy Me, We Need Money: Alternative Financing Sources & Incentives,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 40th Annual Real Estate Institute (November 2018)