Joel Bannister Partner

Joel represents financial institutions and credit funds, as well as sponsors and borrowers, in connection with mezzanine financing, second-lien financing, acquisition financing, syndicated financing and asset-based and cash flow-based financing transactions.

He advises clients regarding restructurings, workouts, distressed debt transactions, foreclosures and other creditors’ remedies. Joel also has significant experience in the areas of Islamic finance and renewable energy project development and financing.

During law school at the University of Kansas, Joel was an articles editor of the Kansas Law Review, a Raymond F. Rice Foundation Scholar and J.L. Weigand, Jr. Scholar.

Prior to attending law school, Joel worked for U.S. Senator Jerry Moran during the 107th Congress, with an emphasis on telecommunications, trade and transportation issues.

  • The University of Kansas School of Law, JD, Articles Editor, Kansas Law Review
  • Fort Hays State University, BBA, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Author, Trends in Middle Market Mezzanine Finance, McGuireWoods Legal Insights, October 23, 2014
  • Co-author, "Can My Midsize Wind Project Get Financing?," North American Windpower, December 2011
  • Co-author, "Restructuring Islamic Finance Arrangements," Financier Worldwide, March 2011
  • Associate, "Leasing Wind Power Facilities: A New Reality," LJN's Equipment Leasing News, March 2011
  • Co-author, "Syndication of Islamic Finance in the U.S. Financial Market," Islamic Finance News, February 2011
  • Co-author, Once More Into the Breach: Toward Resolving Burgeoning Asbestos Related Bankruptcies, 1 Persp. on L. & Contemp. Culture 6, 2005
  • Texas
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