Thompson Hine LLP

Banking & Finance Department

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Our commercial finance lawyers assist banks, savings institutions, venture capital firms and other financial institutions in establishing a diverse array of financing arrangements. We also represent a broad range of corporate borrowers, including specialty chemical producers, manufacturers, and leasing and media companies, in the development, negotiation and documentation of complex commercial loan transactions, private debt, equity and mezzanine placements, and structured finance transactions.

Our corporate trust lawyers represent financial institutions serving as trustees, custodians, collateral agents, escrow agents, paying agents, administrative agents or other agents in corporate and municipal financings, Trust Indenture Act qualified and exempt financings, private placements, and structured and project financings.

Our public finance practice includes acting as bond counsel and as counsel to underwriters, issuers, borrowers, credit enhancement providers, banks and other bond purchasers on a wide range of public finance structures. We advise a variety of issuers, such as state authorities, cities, counties, school districts, and industrial development boards, port authorities and other special authorities. We counsel 501(c)(3) (including colleges, universities and hospitals) and for-profit borrowers on the use and advantages of tax-exempt financings, including 501(c)(3) financings, and housing, exempt facility, utility and other private activity bond financings.