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
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.
UPDATED March 31, 2020 – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was just passed by Congress and signed by the president on March 27, 2020. It provides $2 trillion in much-needed emergency relief to businesses of all sizes impacted by COVID-19. Depending on the size of your...
March 31, 2020
SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Overview March 25, 2020 – Our state and federal governments are responding in many ways to help American businesses address the unique financial challenges caused by the current nationwide medical emergency. The emergency loan program described below is only for businesses: 1) that qualify size-wise...
March 27, 2020
From Ulmer’s Real Estate Advisor Law Blog By Kristin W. Boose On March 20, 2020, the CRE Finance Council hosted a great conference call entitled, “The Impact of COVID-19 on the Commercial and Multifamily Real Estate Property & Finance Markets.” Like many of us in the commercial real estate world,...
March 23, 2020
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,...
November 20, 2019
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...
October 24, 2019
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...
October 01, 2019
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...
January 31, 2019
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...
November 07, 2018
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...
February 19, 2018
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...
May 12, 2015