Commercial Finance

No two commercial finance transactions are the same – there are always unique characteristics that can complicate a deal. At Much Shelist, we have an affinity for complex transactions, and our clients value our experience as skilled problem solvers. We have structured deals with multiple lenders, multiple layers of debt, unusual funding sources, complex capital structures, unusually tight time frames, and many other unusual factors. We represent public and private borrowers (both domestic and international), as well as numerous lenders, including banks, funds and other providers of financing. 

Whether we are representing the borrower or the lender, our commercial finance attorneys know the first priority is to understand the client’s business goals, as well as their financing objectives, and advocate on their behalf.  Every client has certain preferences for the manner in which a deal is structured, and we believe it is our job to understand what’s at risk for the lender and what’s important to the borrower. We offer the personal attention, technical proficiency and business pragmatism of a boutique, but the experience and connections of a much larger firm.  

We have structured multi-million-dollar acquisitions, divestitures and a broad range of commercial financing transactions such as asset-based loans, loans based on cash flow, acquisition financing, syndicated credit facilities, intercreditor and participation arrangements among financial institutions and other creative financing arrangements.

In addition, drawing on our deep experience representing privately held and publicly traded companies in a broad range of industries, our team advises foreign investors, U.S. entrepreneurs, and operators of existing and potential Regional Centers on a variety of issues with respect to the EB-5 employment-based immigrant investor program.

We structure, negotiate and document virtually every type of commercial finance transaction, including:

  • Secured and unsecured debt facilities 
  • Asset-based loans 
  • Equipment, inventory and receivables financing 
  • Structured and leveraged financing 
  • Letter of credit facilities
  • Real estate secured loans 
  • Subordinated and mezzanine debt 
  • Syndicated credit facilities
  • Asset securitizations
  • Large-scale lease financing
  • Workouts and debt restructuring
  • Collateralized loan obligations
  • Collateralized debt obligations