Banking & Commercial Finance

Ulmer & Berne’s lending and finance practice regularly represents national and local banks, finance companies, insurance companies and other financial institutions, as well as borrowers, in connection with all types and sizes of financings. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in commercial lending matters, including:

  • Revolving, term, and other commercial lending facilities
  • Secured lending transactions
  • Asset-based lending transactions
  • Syndicated lending and participations
  • Acquisition financing
  • Interest rate swaps and other hedging techniques and derivative transactions
  • Real estate financing
  • Commercial leasing and equipment financing
  • Domestic and international letter of credit financing
  • Loan maintenance, restructuring, and warrants
  • Tax-exempt bond financing
  • Floor-plan financing, aircraft and vessel financing
  • Mezzanine financing
  • DIP financing
  • Recapitalizations

Financing transactions often require experience in other areas of law. The attorneys in our banking and commercial finance practice work closely with the members of the firm’s other practice areas to address issues involving corporate law, taxes, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, environmental law, intellectual property law, securities law, labor law, and employee benefits. With the assistance of these other skilled lawyers, our lending and finance attorneys are able to structure financing arrangements and advise clients in a way that minimizes our clients’ risk throughout the lending relationship.

Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the election of three partners to the firm, effective January 1, 2020. This class of new partners includes attorneys with backgrounds in diverse legal disciplines and who reflect Ulmer’s commitment to providing sophisticated advice and counsel. “We are happy to welcome Kristin,...

Ulmer & Berne LLP is proud to announce the addition of Counsel Matthew I. Pollack to its Cleveland office. Pollack is an experienced business attorney who concentrates his practice on representing businesses in all types of financing transactions. “We are pleased to welcome Matthew to Ulmer where his finance and corporate skill...

David D. Black, Co-Chair of Ulmer & Berne LLP’s Banking & Commercial Finance Practice Group, has been recognized by The National Law Journal in its inaugural list of Finance, Banking & Capital Markets Trailblazers. This list identifies movers and shakers in these areas of law who have made an impact through...

Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that 11 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Cincy Magazine as Cincy Leading Lawyers. Attorneys selected as Cincy Leading Lawyers are considered to be the best in the Tristate area. Members of Greater Cincinnati’s legal community nominate their colleagues each...

In a recent landmark decision, the Ohio Supreme Court declared that R.C. 1707.43 does not impose joint and several liability on a custodian of a self-directed individual retirement account (IRA) that purchased illegal securities on behalf of and at the direction of its IRA account holder. Responding to a question...

Congress voted largely along party lines to pass two bills on February 14 that impact the mortgage industry. The first consisted of a package of revisions to existing rules, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”). The second resolved an issue related to secondary mortgage market sales. TRID Improvement...

Chicago-based partner Alan Wolper has been named co-chair of Ulmer & Berne’s Financial Services & Securities Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Wolper joins Cleveland-based partner Frances Floriano Goins in leading the group. Mr. Wolper focuses his practice exclusively on the representation of brokers, broker-dealers and investment advisors. He defends regulatory investigations...

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