Financial Services

The McNees Financial Services Group has extensive experience in representing both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of commercial lending and other financing transactions.  The Group serves its clients’ broad legal needs by providing individualized attention with a “Clients First”  attitude in each and every engagement.

The Group’s attorneys handle a wide range of secured and unsecured financing and refinancing transactions, including construction loans, real estate loans, asset-based loans, revolving lines of credit, syndicated loans, interest rate swaps and other derivatives products, private debt placements, master indenture borrowings, term lending, mezzanine lending, venture capital financings, letters of credit, liquidity facilities and tax-exempt bond credit enhancement and other capital markets transactions. Our experience encompasses lenders and borrowers in sophisticated loan transactions in the hundreds of millions of dollars, as well as routine smaller business loan transactions.  The Group has particular expertise in tax-exempt lending work, including representing banks in tax-exempt lending to municipalities and 501(c)(3) organizations, and representing conduit borrowers, such as colleges, hospitals, municipal entities and senior living and housing organizations, in their tax-exempt borrowings.

The Group is not limited to lending work, but includes attorneys with a broad range of other experience.  We are also able to call upon attorneys in different practice groups within McNees as necessary.  This diversity enables us to provide not only assistance on the lending side, but also in the following related areas:

  • Creditors’ rights, loan workouts and bankruptcy. Our attorneys routinely assist financial institutions and other creditors in out-of-court workouts, debt restructurings, local and national bankruptcy cases, fraudulent transfer and turnover proceedings, bankruptcy preference defense, bankruptcy creditors’ committee matters and any litigation arising in connection with the foregoing.
  • Litigation.  The Group’s litigation attorneys represents clients in matters involving lender liability claims, securities law, loan and collateral enforcement, commercial collections work, negotiable instruments and trust or other fiduciary litigation.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions. Working closely with McNees corporate attorneys, the Group regularly represents business and nonprofit clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including the related financing for such transactions.
  • Nonprofit Organizations.  In conjunction with McNees health care and tax law attorneys, the Group has broad experience in representing 501(c)(3) organizations in taxable and tax-exempt borrowing and related needs, including financings through complex master indenture and similar structures.
  • Marketing and technology. The Financial Services attorneys at McNees Wallace & Nurick team up with the firm’s Intellectual Property Group to provide assistance in e-commerce and technology acquisition and licensing, as well as trademark and copyright protection and advertising regulations.


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