Ice Miller’s corporate finance attorneys have significant experience in market customs and realities that come into play in structuring, negotiating and documenting financing transactions of all types. We represent issuers, investors, financial institutions, borrowers (public, private and portfolio companies), and lessees. This range of clients and experience gives us an appreciation of the business issues and goals on all sides of the table and supports effective negotiation and efficient deal management.
Institutional Lending and Borrowing
We represent financial institutions as well as borrowers in a broad range of commercial financing transactions. We represent our clients in secured and unsecured debt transactions, including construction loans, revolving and term loans, asset based loans, bridge equity loans, syndicated loans, bond financings, convertible loans, real estate loans, mezzanine and unitranche financings, letters of credit, interest rate swaps and other hedging transactions, sale/leasebacks, and tax exempt financings.
We negotiate with participants at each level of the business capital structure in complex leveraged transactions and equity negotiations. Our attorneys efficiently conduct any necessary due diligence and advise clients on structuring techniques to avoid or mitigate unintended tax consequences. One of our principal focuses is the representation of the portfolio companies of our private equity clients in recapitalization and in financing acquisitions. We have substantial capabilities and experience representing other public and private companies in their borrowing, including any matters related to refinancing, acquisition funding, and intercreditor issues among senior lenders.
We represent both issuers and investors in a broad array of equity finance transactions, including syndicated offerings and private placements. We structure, negotiate and document investments in private placements. We regularly advise our clients on complex legal issues in connection with various liquidity events such as IPOs, secondary offerings and distributions of portfolio company securities.
Our corporate finance attorneys advised borrowers and agent banks on syndicated finance transactions and has structured and negotiated securitizations and other financings for clients. Ice Miller attorneys have represented borrowers and agent banks in a wide variety of syndicated bank financings and private placement debt financings, both leveraged and investment grade, and secured and unsecured. Many of the transactions we have worked on involved facility sizes in excess of $100.0 million.
Asset Backed Financing
Ice Miller has extensive experience in asset financing, including financing of securities, real estate, asset-based lending and securitized hospitality industry lending. For example, we have acted as lead counsel with respect to the securitization of consumer receivables, auto-dealer finance receivables, and mortgage obligations.
We advise our clients regarding the structure of the transaction, negotiate the operative documents and provide advice and opinions regarding tax, bankruptcy (including true sale and non-consolidation issues), UCC, corporate, and other issues.