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Overview

Perkins Coie's finance attorneys represent private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and public and private companies as borrower’s counsel. We also represent all types of financial institutions as lender’s counsel, from banks with market caps over $250B as syndication agents to regional and local banks, finance companies, investment funds, specialty lenders and loan participants.

  • Acquisition Finance Transactions
  • Leveraged Buy-outs
  • First-lien and Second-lien Credit Facilities with complex Intercreditor Arrangements
  • Unitranche Facilities with Agreements Among Lenders
  • Mezzanine and Subordinated Debt Transactions
  • Distressed Debt and Investment Portfolio Acquisitions
  • Structured Loan Participations
  • Private Debt Placements
  • Credit Enhancement Transactions
  •  Recapitalization Transactions
  • Syndicated Credit Facilities
  •  Asset-Based and Cash Flow Credit Facilities
  • New Markets Tax Credit Transactions
  • Public Finance and Municipal bonds
  • Affordable Housing
  • Community Reinvestment Act Financing and Note Offerings
  • Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs)
  • Letter of Credit Facilities
  • Working Capital Facilities
  • DIP Financing and Workouts
  • Real Estate Loans
  • Construction Loans
  • Equipment Financing
  • Bond and Note Issuances
  • High Yield Note Offerings
  • Venture Capital and Startup Loans
  • Structured Finance
  • Conduit Loans
  • Import/Export Financing
  • Private Financing for Wealth Management and Estate Planning, involving insurance products, securities portfolios, artwork and other luxury goods
  • Other Secured and Unsecured Loans

Our attorneys understand that each party to a transaction values and expects a working relationship with the other once the transaction has closed. In each transaction, we strive to conduct negotiations in a way that preserves each party's good will while securing the best possible results for our clients.

We recognize that each capital provider must perceive that the proposed transaction, in the end, is in its overall best interest. To achieve this goal, our attorneys partner with each client and its advisors to consider current market realities and the unique facts of the situation.  

Our finance lawyers have the experience and practical judgment necessary to bring complex deals through to a successful, cost-effective conclusion. We help clients navigate the financial challenges presented by a competitive marketplace.

Finance transactions can be difficult, tedious and time consuming. They can also be expensive, especially when a company pays for its lender’s legal fees. They divert attention from the more urgent tasks of running a business. We focus on promoting our clients’ objectives and closing  financings to help clients return their focus back on work. 

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