Our Practice Groups

Commercial Lending & Finance

Morrison Cohen represents financial sponsors, strategic buyers and sellers, operating companies,  top-tier leverage buy-out and private equity firms, banks, mezzanine lenders, hedge funds, and other financial institutions and parties in a variety of financing transactions.

Morrison Cohen has a depth of talent in its Commercial Lending & Finance group, with extensive experience in all stages and aspects of the financing process. On the borrower side, we represent financial sponsors, strategic buyers, operating companies, top-tier leveraged buy-out firms, and private equity firms in a variety of financing transactions. On the lender side, we represent banks, mezzanine lenders, hedge funds, and other financial institutions in single and multiple lender financings. We assist in all types of acquisition transactions in which financing is involved and also serve as a destination practice for senior, mezzanine, and other lenders. The lawyers in the Commercial Lending & Finance practice group also represent the agents in senior secured financings. The Commercial Lending & Finance practice group works closely with our Bankruptcy & Reorganization practice and others to advise our clients on the workout and restructuring of existing financings.

We believe our deep experience, multi-disciplined approach, responsiveness, senior level attention, and commercial and market sense give us the versatility and practical insights necessary to solve the many complex issues that arise in financing transactions, from small working capital or bridge financings to large cross-border syndicated financings.

We are regularly engaged to assist in financings for leveraged buy-outs and other acquisition transactions, recapitalizations, and for general corporate and working capital needs. Examples of the types of financings we are regularly engaged to assist on include:

  • Senior Secured Financings
  • First and Second Lien Credit Facilities
  • Mezzanine Debt Financings
  • Asset-Backed Facilities
  • ESOP Financings
  • Cross-Border and Multi-Currency Facilities
  • Convertible Debt Financings
  • Bridge Financings
  • DIP Financings
  • Real Estate Financings

Our experience encompasses all major industries and often involves cross-border financing transactions, in which we use our network of excellent foreign law firms when there is a need for local foreign counsel. Recent engagements have included financings involving Canada, China, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

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