The Firm's Banking & Business Finance Practice Group consists of lawyers with a broad range of experience in lending and financial matters, both in the conventional context and in the specialized area of troubled and bankrupt entities. The Firm represents local and national lending institutions, private lenders, businesses, developers, investors and borrowers requiring lending and finance services. Our skilled bankruptcy practitioners, transactional lawyers and litigators provide comprehensive solutions and insight for advising financial clients dealing with distressed or nonperforming loans. Representative clients include Citizens Bank, The Huntington National Bank, PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Flagstar Bank, Chemical Bank, Bank of Birmingham, Textron Financial and Systran Financial. The provided services include (i) workout and bankruptcy services, including counseling lenders on loan restructure and modification, forbearance agreements, deed-in-lieu transactions, foreclosure proceedings, etc.; (ii) loan structure advice and documentation including Small Business Administration (iii) collection; (iv) litigation, including lender liability issues; (v) loans construction lien law litigation and foreclosures; and (vi) review and negotiation of secured and unsecured loans, letters of credit, and other credit facilities.
The Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group is among the Firm’s most successful and well known, focusing on all aspects of reorganizations, bankruptcies, restructurings, workouts and buyouts. A cornerstone of the department is its long-standing and extensive experience in representing all constituent parties in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, both in court and out-of court, including secured creditors, unsecured creditors, creditor’s committees, trustees and debtors. The bankruptcy practice has been involved in a wide range of industries, with particular experience in the automotive, manufacturing, real estate, trucking, communication and construction industries.
Because of the availability of other practice disciplines within the Firm, the bankruptcy practice group is equipped to handle all aspects of a bankruptcy matter without the need for “special counsel.” The Firm’s attorneys’ day-to-day activities involve collaboration with commercial litigation, corporate, employment, real estate, tax and other practice areas. This permits the bankruptcy practice group to readily adapt to the specific needs of our clients in any given case and, as a result, advocate a client’s interest from the inception of a case through its final resolution, including commencing and defending adversary proceedings.
The Firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group represents companies and individuals in litigation involving contracts, shareholder disputes, commercial tort claims, and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. When appropriate, our attorneys regularly resolve commercial disputes out of court through negotiation, arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolutions forums.