Commercial Finance

Developing Flexible Solutions for Today’s Deals

As lenders and borrowers face higher underwriting standards, it is becoming increasingly difficult to close the deal. Clients need legal counsel that can quickly navigate new requirements and develop flexible strategies to advance their goals.  

The Commercial Finance Practice Group represents lenders and borrowers in complex commercial and real estate finance transactions. We guide you in structuring, documenting and closing numerous types of credit facilities.

Our clients include banks and other financial institutions, and domestic and international businesses. Because we represent both lenders and borrowers, we understand the competing priorities among all parties to any given transaction. Our multi-faceted experience proves invaluable in negotiating and crafting the most beneficial terms and establishing a cooperative environment to creatively resolve issues.

Lending Transactions
We advise clients on the negotiation, structuring and documentation of traditional and complex bank loans including lines of credit, term loans, revolving loans, construction loans, mezzanine loans, letters of credit and syndicated loan transactions. We also represent banks and investors in their purchases of whole loans and co-lending interests.

Restructuring and Bankruptcy
Working closely with our Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Practice Group, we advise clients on restructuring secured commercial finance transactions, foreclosures, restructuring, enforcing creditor’s rights and remedies, purchasing and selling distressed loans and real estate, negotiating workout and forbearance agreements and identifying/correcting title issues related to foreclosures and collateral.


Name Title Direct Dial Vcard
Farrell, Edward Partner Partner 212.216.8090 VCard
Pfeffer, David J. Partner, Chair of Construction Group Partner, Chair of Construction Group 212.216.8075 VCard
Smith, James G. Partner Partner 212.216.8060 VCard
Weisner, William W. Partner Partner 212.216.8095 VCard
Zipkowitz, Eric Partner Partner 212.216.8088 VCard