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Blank Rome LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Preeminent banking and finance practice that represents leading banks and lenders from across the region and country. Particularly well versed in complex financings in the mid- and upper mid-markets, and excels in asset-based finance, leveraged lease transactions and securitizations. A go-to practice for equipment financing and also highly regarded for its capabilities in bankruptcy and restructuring matters. Has a strong international outlook, representing clients in the technological, construction, healthcare and energy sectors.

Notable practitioners

Bruce Lesser offers significant experience handling sophisticated banking transactions. He works with clients such as lenders and borrowers.
"He is a good advocate for his clients."

Harvey Forman offers notable experience representing lenders in various financing transactions.
"He is a very good business lawyer who understands what's worth fighting over and is pragmatic."

Kevin Baum 's broad practice encompasses financings and restructurings for a variety of institutional investors.
"He's a great attorney who is a pleasure to work with." "He is a solid lawyer who is knowledgeable and easy to work with."

Lawrence Flick heads the firm's financial services industry group. He draws praise for his sophisticated work in complex financing transactions on behalf of leading banks.
"He understands the matters and what's important and he knows how to close a deal."

Mark Rabinowitz maintains a broad finance practice involving restructurings and workouts in addition to complex transactions on behalf of banks.
"He's a pragmatic lawyer who searches for solutions to problems." "He is a smart lawyer who is a strong advocate for his clients; he is very practical and knows what the issues are on deals."

Michael Graziano offers expertise acting for institutional lenders in a wide array of financing matters. He is noted for his experience in acting in syndicated financings.
"He's knowledgeable in asset-based lending." "He understands the banking industry and what the most important areas are."

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Overview

We are the preferred destination for most of the prolific banks and lenders, and we structure, negotiate, and document financings including asset-based finance, leveraged cash-flow loans, unitranche facilities, second-lien and mezzanine loans, equipment finance, leveraged lease transactions, securitizations, and structured finance.

We frequently represent secured creditors and debtor-in-possession lenders in Chapter 11 cases, and have a strong name in ship financings, healthcare and technology finance. We are primary finance counsel for several private equity firms for their acquisition financings.

Internationally, we handle transactions in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, among others.

Our “sweet spot” (and most of our work) is the middle- and upper-middle market, in the $50 million to $500 million range. Our key clients support lending to companies in this market.

Several of our attorneys are trained in finance and in bankruptcy/restructuring—distinguishing us from competitors. We frequently represent long-standing clients, including first- and second-lien secured creditors and debtor-in-possession lenders in Chapter 11 cases.

In our consumer finance work, we often analyze regulations promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other agencies, and advise consumer mortgage lenders and servicers in regard to regulatory issues.

Our Pennsylvania-based banking and finance lawyers are concentrated in Philadelphia, with further capability in Pittsburgh.

Banking & Finance Department

Blank Rome LLP

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Department location

One Logan Square

130 North 18th Street

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

USA

PA 19103-6998

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Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds

Banking & Finance


Bruce Lesser
Senior Statespeople
Harvey I Forman
Senior Statespeople
Kevin Baum
Band 3
Lawrence Flick II
Band 1
Mark I Rabinowitz
Band 3
Michael C Graziano
Band 3