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Troutman Sanders LLP

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Firm Overview:
With a diverse practice mix, workforce and national footprint, Troutman Sanders has cultivated its reputation for a higher commitment to client care for over 120 years. Ideally positioned to help clients realize their business goals, the firm’s attorneys transact for growth, resolve mission-threatening disputes and navigate complex legal and regulatory challenges.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate Transactions:

The firm assists clients from nearly every sector of the economy, including publicly-traded multinationals, closely held private companies, private equity firms and investment banks with all types of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, project finance and securities matters.

Financial Institutions:
The firm has extensive experience working with federal and state regulatory agencies on a wide variety of matters. In addition, the firms’ attorneys have substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, public offerings, securities reporting and corporate governance.

Tax & Benefits:
Troutman Sanders provides clients with representation in all types of planning, transactions and controversies, including specialized experience in the area of utility tax. The firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice handles all aspects of compensation and benefits law, design, consulting and application.

Capital Projects & Infrastructure:

The firm has a long history of representing investors, lenders, utilities, independent power producers and developers in energy and other infrastructure projects throughout the United States and around the world. The team addresses the many issues associated with any infrastructure project, privatization, divestiture, acquisition, financing or ongoing management.

The firm advises on sophisticated financing transactions for all types of organizations, including banks, mortgage companies and other institutional lenders and capital providers. The firm represents clients in all aspects of commercial lending, asset-based lending, debt financing, equipment financing, real estate finance and public finance matters.

Financial Restructurings & Insolvency:
The firm advises clients in a wide array of industries, including financial services, real estate, energy, media, hospitality, transportation, mortgage servicing and foreclosure, and healthcare. Firm attorneys understand clients’ unique business issues and recommend practical solutions for their problems.

Multifamily Housing Finance:
The firm has long-standing experience representing lenders active in the multifamily housing finance industry. The firm is recognized nationwide for its experience counseling mortgage banking clients in the organization, sale and servicing of loan transactions sold to secondary market investors, primarily Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as other financial institutions and securitization program participants.

Real Estate:
The firm represents domestic and international clients in real estate acquisition, disposition, land use, and leasing and management, with a primary focus on commercial and industrial properties. The firm also represents major banking and other financial institutions in the financing of real estate projects.


The firm has long-standing experience in the energy industry, advising electric utilities, independent generators and power marketers, natural gas pipelines, renewable energy suppliers, energy funds, banks and other investors. The firm has represented clients in cutting-edge matters and has been engaged to handle virtually every aspect of their businesses, including mergers, divestitures, financings, regulatory approvals, investigations, audits, rate filings and litigation.

The firm advises clients on regulatory compliance, provides guidance on environmental issues arising out of corporate and real estate transactions, and represents defendants and plaintiffs in environmental and toxic tort litigation throughout the United States. The team counsels clients on large-scale actions and compliance issues in almost every state.

Other Industry Regulation:
The firm has significant experience handling diverse regulatory, commercial and litigation matters for clients in sectors, including government contracts, insurance, consumer financial services, financial institutions, telecommunications, health care, life sciences, maritime, real estate and tobacco.

Business Litigation:
Troutman Sanders has a deep bench of attorneys skilled at managing complex, multi-district litigation. Attorneys have prevailed on multi-million dollar, bet-the-company cases, high-stakes government investigations, and complex cases in many industries, including energy, insurance, banking and financial services, life sciences, telecommunications, technology, real estate, construction and media and entertainment. The firm’s diverse experience includes litigation in areas such as corporate governance, antitrust and trade regulation, appellate, securities, privacy, restructuring, white collar, FCPA, government regulation of consumer products, environmental and toxic tort, professional malpractice and products liability. In addition, the firm has extensive experience with enforcement actions and government investigations, including those initiated by State Attorneys General.

Financial Services Litigation:
The firm has defended complex litigation and class action cases for financial services clients who are on the leading edge of claims and regulations, including national and regional banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, credit card lenders, debt buyers and collectors, credit reporting agencies and auto finance companies.

Insurance Litigation:
With decades of experience, firm attorneys offer clients the value of having represented the insurance industry in its most significant and complex matters, extensive government experience and an outstanding record of success. The firm has been involved in coverage disputes in all 50 states and numerous foreign jurisdictions.

Intellectual Property:
The firm regularly advises and represents clients on patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets and handles litigation arising in all of the different areas of the practice. Firm attorneys have experience spanning a wide variety of industry sectors, including real estate, consumer products, life sciences, technology, e-commerce, retail, financial services and energy.