Corporate Law Westbank - Our Banking & Project Finance Team helps lenders and borrowers within the full range of financing options. The variety of loan and other commercial credit facilities we serve range from simple letters of credit to complex multi-jurisdictional credit facilities (unsecured and secured, non-syndicated and syndicated). Several transactions have involved public sector credit facilities.
As lender and borrower counsel, we have acted so as to facilitate many syndicated credit facilities which have increased operating capital amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. Our clients have included manufacturing companies, an auto parts manufacturers, restaurant franchisees, and huge forestry and mining businesses. We have assisted borrowers, within industries as diverse as home appliances and restaurant franchising, so as to secure a wide range of acquisition financing by using senior debt, sale-leaseback transactions, and subordinated and mezzanine lending. Our Banking & Project Finance Group has specific strength in four transactional fields: asset securitization, project finance, real estate finance, and subordinated debt and mezzanine financing.
Our team that looks after Banking & Project Finance represent borrowers and lenders within asset-based loans which need utilizing inventory, receivables, bond obligations, leased equipment, and different other assets as collateral. Among our clients are a video game distributor, a technology company, and different other businesses with difficult requirements for cross-border guarantees and security. We serve borrower clients who have sales and manufacturing operations within the United States, Canada and abroad.
Our team of litigators has accumulated many years of skill documenting the required covenants for cash management, reserves and reporting. We likewise represent numerous borrowers on asset-based loans that are made by most major market lenders.
Our lawyers have the skill to deal with the financing of big projects, navigating the complexities of legal, financial and regulatory problems. These projects include the construction of pulp mills, power plants, mines, industrial facilities, real estate developments and other capital-intensive building projects. For these complex structures, we provide project finance support to both borrowers and lenders. On the lender side, our skill includes advising about subsequent sale of a hydroelectric facility and construction financing. We likewise represent pension fund managers as lenders in first mortgage project financing for the structure of commercial real estate projects.
Real Estate Finance
We have good working relations along with a lot of financial institutions, having been successful in helping with construction finance and commercial mortgage involving real estate acquisition and development. Furthermore, we advise clients about loan structures. We can negotiate and settle financing documents from both the lender's and borrower's perspectives. Dealing with environmental due diligence is part of closing and documenting such financing transactions. In circumstances of default or foreclosure, our goal is to be able to assist lenders maximize debt recovery by suggesting about security enforcement alternatives and mortgage solutions.
Subordinated Debt and Mezzanine Financing
Our Banking & Project Finance lawyers are experienced at assisting mid-market and entrepreneurial businesses pursue options for financing that occupy the wide capital market range between senior debt and common equity. Usually these transactions allow our clients to bridge the gap between equity and senior debt financing to seek out acquisitions and different opportunities. With our assistance, lenders can secure the control and return they require whereas borrowers are allowed to acquire the resources they require for growth. As we negotiate the subordination agreements and priorities amongst the different classes of creditors, we can structure the financing package for the debentures or notes to involve sale-leaseback arrangements, convertible preferred shares and equity shares.
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