With more than 400 lawyers regularly working with clients in the financial services industry, our firm’s experience is truly comprehensive – we are proud to say that whatever issues our clients in the industry encounter, we’ve handled them before and understand them from many angles. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s firm philosophy promotes a cross-discipline approach to addressing our clients’ needs and this is most true within the Financial Services industry.

Within our Banking practice group, our lending team routinely handles the negotiation, structuring and documentation of commercial loan transactions for banks and borrowers. Loans range in size from small business loans to syndicated credit facilities in excess of $1 billion and are often complex, multi-jurisdictional, event driven secured transactions. Clients of this team consist of regional, national and international financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, and other non-bank lenders as well as borrowers ranging from smaller corporates to FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Areas of lending experience include:

  • Leveraged and investment grade financings (both syndicated and bilateral);
  • Asset based financing (ABL and receivables);
  • Fund finance;
  • Equipment leasing;
  • Investment and development real estate finance in the syndicated and securitization markets;
  • Margin lending;
  • Restructuring;
  • Debtor-in-possession and exit financing.

Our Banking team also works with financial institutions and non-bank financial services companies on the full spectrum of corporate transactions and regulatory advice. Our deal team is annually ranked as one of the leading bank M&A practices in the country, and we regularly provide a variety of other services to clients in the industry, including: litigation, work-out, bankruptcy, employment law, employee benefit, environmental, intellectual property, tax, technology and outsourcing, fiduciary law (including personal estate planning for bankers), payments, real estate and REITs, and white collar crime.

Key Facts & Figures

  • More than 400 lawyers throughout the firm regularly work with banks and non-bank financial services companies