Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Banking & Finance Department

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Finance and banking has been a cornerstone pillar of Sheppard Mullin since its founding in 1927.  The firm specializes in the structuring, documentation and negotiation of financial transactions across the spectrum of structures, industries and sizes -- from global syndicators to venture debt.  The firm represents lenders, venture capital groups, equity sponsors, debt funds, investors, sellers, lessors, lessees and borrowers. Additionally, our attorneys often handle the restructuring and workout of troubled loans and the representation of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.  We also represent financial institutions in matters such as licensing, establishment of new branches, regulatory and form compliance procedures. We also provide opinions for New York and California law related to various finance, bankruptcy, and other corporate issues.  Sheppard Mullin has represented clients in almost all industries, with particular expertise in mortgage banking, gaming lending entertainment finance and real estate lending.


Horstman, Brent (Head of Department)

Carson, Peter H

Ebert, Julie

Lahoud, Charbel


Axos Bank

Bank of America

CIT Bank

Comerica Bank

HSBC Bank USA, National Association

MUFG Union Bank

Signature Bank

Silicon Valley Bank

Wells Fargo Bank


Entertainment finance

gaming lending

mortgage banking

real estate finance