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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Health Care Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Banking and Finance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Equipment Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Public Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Real Estate Corporate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Litigation Securities Regulation Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Economic Development Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Compliance Law Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Banking and Finance Law Franchise Law Equipment Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Municipal Securitization and Structured Finance Law Project Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law Project Finance Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Derivatives and Futures Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Governance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

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Practice Area Definition

Commercial Finance Law Definition

Commercial finance is generally referred to as the function of providing loans or other financing to businesses. Commercial finance attorneys assist borrowers and financers in structuring, negotiating, and documenting commercial loans, loan modifications, restructurings, and other complex financial arrangements, including leveraged buyouts, acquisition financing, and recapitalizations.

Representative clients may include state, regional, and national banks; asset-based lenders; leasing companies; commercial finance companies; syndicated lenders; mezzanine lenders; investment funds; finance companies; institutional lenders; sellers; buyers; suppliers; manufacturers; distributors; retailers; shareholders; and competing creditors.

Areas of focus for commercial finance attorneys may include:
  • Equipment, inventory, and receivables financing
  • Real estate secured loans
  • Lease financing
  • Structured and leveraged financing
  • Subordinated and mezzanine debt
  • Syndicated credits
  • Workouts and debt restructuring
  • Lien creation and perfection
  • Subordination agreements
  • Equity participations
  • Senior secured credit financing
  • Subordinated debt and other mezzanine financing
  • Loan sales and participation
  • Swaps and other derivative products
  • Letters of credit and other credit and liquidity support devices
  • Enforcement and collection actions
  • Security agreements
  • Project financing
  • Acquisition and development loans
  • Debtor-in-possession financing
  • Construction loans
  • Venture capital
  • Mezzanine financing/bridge loans
  • Bond financing
  • Bridge loans
  • Uniform Commercial Code (Article 9)
Commercial finance practices vary greatly from firm to firm. For example, some smaller, specialized firms focus on providing a narrow scope of services (e.g., real estate secured loans) to a focused client base (e.g., state banks), while other larger, full-service firms provide many or all of the services listed above to a broad range of lender and borrower clients.

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Commercial finance is generally referred to as the function of providing loans or other financing to businesses. Commercial finance attorneys assist borrowers and financers in structuring, negotiating, and documenting commercial loans, loan modifications, restructurings, and other complex financial arrangements, including leveraged buyouts, acquisition financing, and recapitalizations.

Representative clients may include state, regional, and national banks; asset-based lenders; leasing companies; commercial finance companies; syndicated lenders; mezzanine lenders; investment funds; finance companies; institutional lenders; sellers; buyers; suppliers; manufacturers; distributors; retailers; shareholders; and competing creditors.

Areas of focus for commercial finance attorneys may include:
  • Equipment, inventory, and receivables financing
  • Real estate secured loans
  • Lease financing
  • Structured and leveraged financing
  • Subordinated and mezzanine debt
  • Syndicated credits
  • Workouts and debt restructuring
  • Lien creation and perfection
  • Subordination agreements
  • Equity participations
  • Senior secured credit financing
  • Subordinated debt and other mezzanine financing
  • Loan sales and participation
  • Swaps and other derivative products
  • Letters of credit and other credit and liquidity support devices
  • Enforcement and collection actions
  • Security agreements
  • Project financing
  • Acquisition and development loans
  • Debtor-in-possession financing
  • Construction loans
  • Venture capital
  • Mezzanine financing/bridge loans
  • Bond financing
  • Bridge loans
  • Uniform Commercial Code (Article 9)
Commercial finance practices vary greatly from firm to firm. For example, some smaller, specialized firms focus on providing a narrow scope of services (e.g., real estate secured loans) to a focused client base (e.g., state banks), while other larger, full-service firms provide many or all of the services listed above to a broad range of lender and borrower clients.