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Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Esteemed for its experience in advising major financial institutions and corporate borrowers across a host of banking and finance-related issues, with particular expertise in the manufacturing and industrials sectors. Areas of significant strength include financing corporate transactions, capital markets work, bankruptcy and workout matters and counseling on regulatory compliance.

Strengths

"The team is solid, works hard and gets to the right solutions."

"It is a very strong team that is customer service-oriented."

Work highlights

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP acted for The J.M. Smucker Company in a $2 billion senior unsecured multicurrency revolving credit facility led by Bank of America as administrative agent.

Notable practitioners

Ann Seger is experienced across a range of financings, in particular those connected with M&A.
"She is good at understanding the nuances of a deal and is reasoned in her approach." "She is down-to-earth and has a good pulse on the market, with a good negotiating style."

Brian McMahon is a Cleveland-based partner who gains recognition for his technical knowledge and his prolific practice, advising on matters such as mezzanine loans.
"He was a good communicator and did a nice job managing the matter and the various moving parts." "Brian McMahon is very responsive and technically strong, with strong expertise in all areas of commercial finance."

Karl Beus advises both borrowers and lenders on commercial financing matters, with notable experience in project finance.
"He is impressive on the borrower side, is practical and great to work with." "He is cognizant of solutions and is a practical person."

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Overview

Calfee’s Banking & Finance team represents clients in all aspects of domestic and international transactions, financings, and debt structures. The firm’s commercial attorneys counsel financial institutions and borrowers in analyzing, structuring, documenting, and negotiating all aspects of finance in private, public, syndicated, international, and governmental settings.

Representative experience includes (but not limited to):

  • ​Financing (revolving, term, asset-based, multicurrency and international, ESOP financings, multilender syndications and participations, debt offerings, note purchase agreements)
  • Commercial Finance (asset-backed structured finance securitizations, SBIC equity and debt placements, mezzanine financings, derivatives transactions, interest rate protection, and letters of credits and guarantees)
  • Domestic and International Business (sales, distribution, and agency, commercial aspects of joint ventures, computer developments and servicing, and electronic data interchange)
  • Workouts & Restructurings (secured party sales, troubled debt purchases, facility restructurings, standstill and forbearance arrangements, debtor-in-possession financings, inter-creditor and subordination arrangements)
  • Specialized Banking Services (lender liability audits, special opinion counsel, regulatory compliance, FIRREA, thrift and bank holding companies)
  • Specialized Business Transactions (sale-leasebacks, project financings, asset acquisitions, bankruptcy acquisitions)

Members

Beachler, Blake (Head of Department)

Beus, Karl (Head of Department)

Benjamin, Virginia

Corbett, Maryellen

Gall, Michael

Hurley, Michael

Kallergis, Gus

Killeen, Jr., Terrence J.

Pietrafese, Brent

Rogers, Karla

Schwartz, H. Jeffrey

Seger, Ann

Thomas, Jerry

Totino, Salvatore

Vergilii, Jennifer

Welsh, Thomas

Wilcher, Larry

Wiley, Stephen

Industries

Aviation

Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

Construction

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)

Energy and Utilities

Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies

Food and Beverage

Gaming and Hospitality

Health Care

Individuals and Families

International

Manufacturing and Industrial

Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Partnerships, LLCs and Joint Ventures

Private and Family-Owned Businesses

Private Equity

Public Companies

Real Estate

Retail and Consumer Products

Software and Information Technology

Trade Associations

Banking & Finance

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

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Location

The Calfee Building

1405 East Sixth Street

Cleveland

Ohio

USA

OH 44114

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