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Banking and Finance

Lenders, investors, issuers, borrowers, underwriters and government authorities alike require legal counsel with the experience, business acumen and long-term perspective that can help address rapidly evolving challenges in the domestic and international public and private financial markets.

McGuireWoods LLP and its predecessor firms have provided counsel to banking and other financial institutions for many decades. Today, with over 100 lawyers in our core Banking and Finance group and approximately 45 lawyers in related practices, we have built on this legacy.

In the past decade alone, we have worked on domestic and cross-border commitments totaling more than $150 billion. As one of the largest finance law practices in the U.S. — and with lawyers practicing in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and London — we regularly place within the “Top 10” rankings in Loan Pricing Corporation’s Law Firm League Table for deals by volume and by number. Our clients include many leading global banking and financial institutions, as well as the top 100 asset managers in the United States.

We regularly represent clients regarding asset-based lending, corporate and commercial lending, lease finance, project finance, public finance and syndicated finance transactions. Our range of services is broad, and we have significant depth in each of these concentrations, including unique experience in each client industry. For example, we have extensive experience in construction, consumer products, food and beverages, healthcare, sports, technology and telecommunications.

We are supported by a strong international tax practice, as well as lawyers from our creditors’ rights, environmental, ERISA, insurance, intellectual property, real estate and securities law practices. With access to these broad resources, as well as a network of professional advisors and consultants, we can quickly form client- and matter-specific teams that enable us to negotiate and close deals in a timely and cost-effective manner.

CONTACTS

Robert W. Cramer Partner T: +1 704 343 2015
Hilary P. Jordan Partner T: +1 404 443 5729
Philip J. Perzek Partner T: +1 312 849 8270
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Publicly-traded propane provider

Representation of a publicly-traded propane provider in its private offering of high-yield debt securities to a group of underwriters led by three banks.
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Borrowers and guarantor

Representation of the borrowers and guarantor in connection with a $40 million secured revolving credit facility to finance the trade and distribution of food products.
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Private equity firm

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with providing a mezzanine debt to a event equipment and logistics company. Size of deal: $2,700,000
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Venture fund

Representation of a venture fund in connection with its debt and warrant investment.
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Fortune 100 financial institution

Representation of a Fortune 100 financial institution in connection with urgent and significant bankruptcy and foreclosure litigation across the country involving the institution's role as servicer for consumer mortgage loans.  
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Multinational banking and financial services company

Representation of a multinational banking and financial services company in bond restructure as follow up to chapter 11 case.
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One of Chicago's largest banks

Representation one of Chicago's largest banks in a lawsuit brought by a commercial borrower alleging the bank caused more than $30 million in damages and the downfall of its company when the bank improperly declared an event of default under the loan documents, failed to approve an infusion of capital through mezzanine financing, tortiously interfered with prospective business relationships and wrongfully dishonored checks. After granting the bank summary judgment regarding breach of approximately $6 million in loans, the court entered judgment in favor of the bank on the borrower’s remaining claims after a bench trial that extended over the course of a year.
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UK listed fire protection company

Advising a UK listed fire protection company, as joint borrower with its Belgian subsidiary, for the negotiation and closing of a £20,000,000 multicurrency credit facility from a major City bank, involving a security package at the level of its UK, Dutch and Belgian group companies.
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Borrower/issuer in an in-depth IRS examination

Represented the borrower/issuer in an in-depth IRS examination of an advance refunding bond issue that included close scrutiny of complex bond yield and escrow yield calculations, as well as other arbitrage matters. Resolved matter with no change to the tax-exempt status of the bonds.
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Fortune 100 financial institution

Serve as lessor’s, purchaser’s and placement agent’s counsel to a Fortune 100 financial institution in connection with renewable energy, energy efficiency and general municipal projects. Our work has covered 25 states and involved combinations of tax-exempt and taxable municipal financings, using federal direct payment subsidies and tax credits from “old” clean renewable energy bonds (CREBs), new clean renewable energy bonds, qualified energy conservation bonds (QECBs), qualified zone academy bonds (QZABs) and qualified school construction bonds (QSCBs).
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Leading solid waste collection and disposal company

Serve as bond, special tax and special corporate counsel to a leading solid waste collection and disposal company on its more than $2 billion outstanding fixed and variable rate solid waste tax-exempt debt portfolio. Our work covers facilities in more than 30 states that are supported by letters of credit and corporate guarantees, and includes related federal securities reofferings and remarketings, tax controversy advice, debt restructurings and redemptions, asset divestitures and loan assumptions.
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A large international bank headquarted in Canada

Representation of a large international bank headquarted in Canada in the dismissal of fraud claims arising out of the Enron scandal. The plaintiffs had opted out of the Enron class action dismissed in 2009, and several other banks had previously settled the case with them, so our client was the only remaining defendant.
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New York-based investment partnership

Representation of a New York-based investment partnership in the closing of a $108 million credit facility for their portfolio company.
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Fortune 100 financial services company

Representation of a Fortune 100 financial services company as lead arranger of $320 million of senior credit facilities, including the addition of 5 and 7 year term loan facilities.
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Owner/operator of facilities that convert recyclable materials to power

Represented an owner/operator of facilities throughout North America that covert recyclable materials and biomass to power in the $44 million acquisition of two biomass industry companies.
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K-12 independent, co-educational college preparatory school in Virginia

Representation of a K-12 independent, co-educational college preparatory school in the sale of $25 million in tax-exempt refunding bonds. The county where the school is located approved the issuance of the bonds for up to $24.5 million.
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Private school in Illinois for children with autism

Represented a private school in Illinois for children with autism in a pro bono municipal bond deal.
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Trust operations of a mid-size bank

Performed a variety of services for trust operations of a mid-size bank in the mid-Atlantic Region.
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Mezzanine fund

Represented a provider of mezzanine capital in its mezzanine investment in a lab company, which the lab company used to help fund an acquisition.  
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Placement agent on the issuance of revenue bonds

Served as counsel to the placement agent on the issuance of $23.33 million fixed rate, project financed tax-exempt sewage facility revenue bonds for non-governmentally owned and operated wastewater biogas and fuel cell electrical generation facilities at two governmentally owned wastewater facilities in California. The bonds were secured by the ARRA Section 1603 federal grant in lieu of investment tax credits and the State of California’s Self Generation Incentive Program.
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A. Carter Arey A. Carter Arey
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2241
F: +1 704 444 8818
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Joel Bannister Joel Bannister
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6412
F: +1 214 932 6499
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John C Beane John C. Beane
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5714
F: +1 404 443 5794
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Barry Biggar Barry Peter Biggar
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7010
F: +1 212 715 6270
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Thomas Booms Thomas E. Booms
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8062
F: +1 704 444 8789
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Todd Brewer Todd Brewer
Partner
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 832 255 6322
F: +1 832 214 9926
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Thomas R Brice Thomas R. Brice
Partner
Bank of America Tower
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3300
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3661

T: +1 904 798 2629
F: +1 904 360 6335
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Jennifer Brooks Jennifer K. Brooks
Associate
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8271
F: +1 310 956 3127
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Christian Brose Christian Brose
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2315
F: +1 704 444 8871
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Thomas William Bruno Thomas William Bruno
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1853
F: +1 804 440 7731
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Eric L Burk Eric L. Burk
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8969
F: +1 704 444 8826
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Amy Callow Amy M. Callow
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2354
F: +1 704 373 8829
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Dac Cannon Damian A. Cannon
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2350
F: +1 704 444 8825
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Alan C Cason Alan C. Cason
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 410 659 4433
F: +1 410 659 4481
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T:+1 202 857 2433
F: +1 202 857 1737

Andrew J Cataldo Andrew J. Cataldo
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5725
F: +1 404 443 5795
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Rebecca S Chaffin Rebecca S. Chaffin
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2260
F: +1 704 444 8716
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Myra H Chapman Myra H. Chapman
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4338
F: +1 804 698 4684
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Meadow Clendenin Meadow Clendenin
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6416
F: +1 214 932 6499
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E. Chase Coale E. Chase Coale
Senior Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2309
F: +1 704 444 8719
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Darren Collier Darren Collier
Counsel
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8212
F: +1 312 698 4540
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Robert W Cramer Robert W. Cramer
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2015
F: +1 704 444 8723
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Katie B Cumbus Katie B. Cumbus
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2208
F: +1 704 805 5020
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Dorothea W Dickerman Dorothea W. Dickerman
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 703 712 5387
F: +1 703 712 5242
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T:+1 202 857 1721
F: +1 202 857 1737

J. Kevin Dougherty J. Kevin Dougherty
Senior Counsel
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 2123
F: +1 212 548 2183
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Michael F Dow Michael F. Dow
Counsel
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4428
F: +1 410 659 4485
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Speaking Engagement

National Development Finance Summit

Council of Development Finance Agencies

November 18-21, 2014
Scottsdale, AZ
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Operations & Technology Conference

May 13-14, 2014
Charlottesville, VA
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Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance Workshop

September 17, 2013
Rosemont, IL
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2013 National Development Finance Summit

August 6-9, 2013
Washington, DC
Speaking Engagement

Health Care Lending Forum

Issues with Accounts Receivable as Collateral for Health Care

December 10, 2012
Los Angeles, CA
Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association's National Legal Malpractice Conference

Potential Liability Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

September 5-7, 2012
Speaking Engagement

State Bar of Georgia 2012 Secured Lending Seminar

Sponsor ‘Hot Buttons’ in Syndicated and Leveraged Finance Transactions

February 3, 2012
Speaking Engagement

National Business Institute

Insurance Coverage Litigation

December 4, 2009
Speaking Engagement

Advanced Bond Finance Course, Council of Development Finance Agencies

Investing Tax-Exempt Bond Proceeds

January 29, 2009
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Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

CFTC Ownership and Control Reporting Rules

October 23, 2014
Legal Alert

CFPB Proposes New Rule Expanding Oversight to NonBank Auto Finance Companies

Subject to Inquiry
September 26, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

CFTC Provides End-Users with Limited Relief from Certain Recordkeeping Requirements

June 4, 2014
Article

Keep Calm and Basel On

Capital Requirements for Community Banks

The Banking Law Journal
May 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

EMIR Risk Mitigation Requirements Reminder

April 28, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

Recordkeeping Requirements

April 16, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

Segregation of Initial Margin

March 26, 2014
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