Banking and Finance 2018-01-16T20:01:08+00:00

Banking and Finance

BANKING AND FINANCE

We have extensive experience representing borrowers and lenders in documenting secured and unsecured commercial loan transactions.  This includes documenting complex asset-based loans covering a broad array of personal property collateral covered by the Uniform Commercial Code, equipment leasing, secured real estate loans, commercial loan originations, workouts, sales and purchases, modifications, governmental financings and publicly traded debt and municipal bond offerings.

We have acted as lender’s counsel in a variety of loan transactions for Wells Fargo, Compass Bank, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and BMO Harris Bank.  Firm attorney Bryan Wright served as chief in-house counsel assisting MGM MIRAGE in negotiating and documenting a $7 billion multi-bank secured credit facility.

We also provide legal services in banking and financing matters, including representing creditor interests in out-of-court workouts and in-court bankruptcy proceedings.  This has included representing lenders in foreclosing upon and disposing of personal property collateral through live and internet auctions.

CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS

We also have considerable experience in the organization and governance of joint ventures, limited partnerships and limited liability companies.  Our attorneys have assisted in restructuring and recapitalizing joint ventures and the related refinancing of mortgage and mezzanine debt during market downturns.

We also have experience serving as lead in-house counsel in numerous mergers and acquisitions, including the $7.9 billion acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group by MGM MIRAGE and a billion dollar plus sale of a portfolio of resorts.  Our attorneys also have extensive experience working on public company debt and equity offerings and in the governance and regulation of public company boards of directors and audit committees.

FORECLOSURE

Several firm partners have been appointed and serve in the capacity of successor trustee, of a trust deed to carry out non-judicial trustee sales in the states of Arizona and Nevada.  Each attorney who serves as a successor trustee qualifies to do so pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes §33-803, subsection A, or under Nevada Revised Statute 107.028.

We have also handled a significant number of non-judicial foreclosures.  An essential element to our foreclosure practice is the ability to transition to and work through a bankruptcy, if filed by a borrower during a foreclosure, or unlawful detainer action without delay or the need for our clients to seek additional counsel.  Upon successful completion of a non-judicial foreclosure, we can also oversee the case to seek recovery of any qualifying deficiency.

We handle litigation-driven judicial foreclosures in the states of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and California.