With a Banking and Finance group ranked among the top practices in Ohio by Chambers USA, Porter Wright provides banks and borrowers with practical solutions that advance client business goals. Our representation — which extends to banks, borrowers, investment funds and other financial institutions — encompasses not only merger and acquisition transactions, securities and corporate matters, loan documentation, bank defense litigation, commercial collections, and real estate law issues; but also bankruptcy, workout and insolvency transactions and counseling.

In addition, we provide counsel regarding day-to-day operational issues such as regulatory compliance, payment systems, real estate transfers, labor, employment, ERISA and general business planning. Our team also has significant experience representing clients involved with fields such as intellectual property, business system patents, information privacy and data security. We use our thorough financial institutions knowledge to help clients achieve and maintain legal compliance in this highly regulated industry, while meeting their business goals.

Our firm practices include:

  • Commercial lending
  • Real estate financing
  • Financial institution regulation and corporate governance
  • Financial institution corporate governance
  • Asset-based lending
  • Financial institution M&A and formation
  • Public finance, bond issuance and economic development
  • Mezzanine, subordinate and other alternative financing
  • Equipment leasing and financing
  • UCC and other commercial transactions
  • Representation of financial institution regulatory agencies
  • Tax credit financing
  • Health Care Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Collateral strategies
  • Commercial foreclosures/receiverships
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Customers and suppliers
  • Debtor-creditor litigation
  • Distressed assets
  • Reorganizations and workouts
  • Special Servicers

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