Banking & 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.



    Virginia beach marina

    Workout for financing of marina in Virginia Beach, Va.


    U.S.-owned central American-based resort company

    Advising on the financing of a U.S.-owned Central American-based resort company with resorts in Costa Rica and Belize.


    US medical device manufacturer

    Negotiating venture capital financings on behalf of a US medical device manufacturer.


    Upscale boutique hotels

    Financing ($220 million) of upscale boutique hotels in New York, N.Y., and Miami, Fla.



    Representing a bond underwriter in the sale of recovery zone facility bonds in a mixed-use redevelopment project using NMTCs, and allowing the bond investors to understand the effect of the NMTCs on their bond investment.


    Transportation district commissions

    We pioneered the legal structure used by the Northern Virginia Transportation District Commission and the Potomac Rappahannock Transportation District Commission in structuring revenue bond issues totaling more than $116 million.


    Specialty hospital equipment company

    Executing a $5 million private placement for a specialty hospital equipment company.


    Shopping center developer

    Represented shopping center developer in restructuring a dozen loans on properties in 12 states that total about $100 million.


    Regional restaurant franchisee

    Represented regional franchisee of quick service restaurants in acquisition of 18 restaurants.


    Regional bank

    Represented regional bank in $18 million real estate borrowing base revolving credit facility.

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