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Commercial Lending

As tougher lending standards continue to tighten across the country, the commercial lending process is particularly difficult to navigate. Commercial lenders and borrowers rely on Walter Haverfield’s innovative and proactive counsel in transactional and litigation matters related to construction, real estate, and commercial law to address the complexities of commercial lending.

Our Lender Services Insight

Our attorneys represent a wide range of commercial lending clients, including banks, private lenders, venture capital firms, and equipment financing and leasing operations. We offer firm-wide deep bench experience to anticipate challenges while applying practical solutions for the following transactions:

  • Capital equipment loans and leases
  • Construction and permanent-transaction mortgage lending
  • Foreclosure and bankruptcy litigation
  • Loan closing services
  • Loan workouts, forbearance, and enforcement
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and buyout financing
  • Revolving credit, working capital, inventory, and receivables financing

Contact

Nathan A. Felker, Partner

216.928.2926
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Recognition

U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2022 “BEST LAW FIRMS” RANKINGS

  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Real Estate Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Banking and Finance Law

U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2021 “BEST LAW FIRMS” RANKINGS

  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Real Estate Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Banking and Finance Law
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Experience

  • Representing manufacturing borrowers in cross-border secured financing
  • Leading a multi-layered financing transaction resulting in the conversion of a vacant historic building into a hotel using traditional, Historic Tax Credit, and New Markets Tax Credit financing
  • Counseling a mid-sized bank as a leveraged lender in a New Markets Tax Credit supported transaction
  • Representing a craft brewery in the private placement of membership units for the construction of a brewing facility and taproom restaurant
  • Representing a film production company in the private placement of membership units for the production and distribution of a 5-film slate project
  • Serving as a lender’s counsel in connection with acquisition, development, construction, and permanent loans secured by assorted real property, including vacant land, office buildings, shopping centers, marinas, and multi-family residential and mixed-use projects
  • Providing counsel in matters of loan modifications, workout matters, and deeds in lieu of foreclosure, including the representation of a national developer in the simultaneous surrender of two regional shopping malls to the lender
  • Representing borrowers and lenders in leasehold mortgage financing transactions
  • Acting as local counsel to out-of-state financial institutions in real estate transactions
  • Advising borrowers in conduit financing transactions, acquisition, development, and construction loans
  • Representing a national lender in individual purchases of construction loans and portfolio sales of loans
  • Advising lenders in connection with financing for acquisition, development, mezzanine, construction, and permanent commercial real estate loans for vacant land, office buildings, retail centers, and multi-family residential projects
  • Negotiating on behalf of lenders in connection with asset-based and mezzanine financing transactions
  • Representing a purchaser in the acquisition, financing, and subsequent leasing of a multi-tenant, 165,000-square foot mixed-use office and warehouse facility
  • Representing a regional bank in connection with financing for the acquisition and infrastructure improvements concerning a planned 50-acre retail development, including negotiations with the Ohio Department of Development concerning a brownfield redevelopment loan and with county commissioners concerning tax increment financing
  • Representing national lender in the acquisition and ground-up construction financing for multi-site apartment tower development located in Orange County, Florida
  • Representing a national lender in connection with primary construction financing and bridge financing for the redevelopment of office buildings to a multi-family project supported by federal and state Historic Tax Credits
  • Representing a national lender in connection with multi-phase construction and bridge financing for the redevelopment of the industrial complex to a multi-family and commercial project supported by federal and state Historic Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, and State of Ohio Brownfield Redevelopment loan
  • Representing a national lender in connection with a guidance line of credit for the construction of approximately 20 single-tenant retail stores across the U.S.
  • Representing a national lender in connection with a multi-loan facility for a manufacturing company including operating and equipment lines of credit and term loans secured by real estate assets and business assets
  • Representing a regional bank in connection with a multi-loan facility for a restaurant operator and associated manufacturing company including CAPEX and operating lines of credit and term loans secured by business assets
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