Banking & Finance Restructuring

Whether providing counsel directly to banks or to those seeking financing from traditional and innovative lenders and investors, Freeborn’s attorneys leverage their years of experience to manage all manners of financing for their clients. Our banking and finance practice combines the knowledge of multiple practices, including our Corporate Practice Group, Real Estate Practice Group, Litigation Practice Group and Bankruptcy Practice Group. This gives us the ability to handle the full breadth of our clients’ financial issues.

For lenders, we provide a full suite of legal services. This includes general corporate counsel and transactional assistance, such as the development and review of lending agreements. We also represent lending institutions and investors, including private equity firms, as both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation and arbitration. In the event a lender becomes a creditor due to a borrower’s bankruptcy, we help navigate our clients through the process to mitigate any potential losses.

We represent a variety of borrowers across multiple industries, including owners and developers in construction and real estate, food manufacturers, transportation companies and healthcare organizations, among many others. Our banking and finance counsel includes general transaction assistance – including contract review and negotiations – as well as litigation and bankruptcy support.

Freeborn advises companies in financial distress as well as lenders and creditors on issues related to bankruptcy, taxes and restructurings. Our services in this area include representing debtors and creditors in out-of-court workouts, official and unofficial creditors’ committees in court proceedings, and workouts. We also represent debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and other parties in standard bankruptcy court proceedings as well as proceedings where there are claims of mismanagement and fraud, fraudulent transfers, relief from the automatic stay, use of cash collateral, commercial contract disputes, assessments of lease value and breach of fiduciary duty. Additionally, we advise the corporate, real estate and litigation attorneys in the restructuring and bankruptcy arenas to achieve the best results for our client.