Industries & Practices
Banking & Financial Services
We partner with financial services companies nationwide to develop legal, regulatory and compliance strategies.
From local credit unions and community banks to international conglomerates, financial service providers rely on our deep understanding of their markets, business issues, liabilities, risks and opportunities. We help them make proactive and informed decisions that position them for long-term success. Our cost-effective approach to providing legal services and our track record of success make us a valuable partner to any organization in this highly-regulated industry.
"Bricker's banking and finance team has been invaluable to me and my team in structuring, negotiating and administering senior lending transactions. I have found them to provide the utmost attention to protecting the interests of our bank, while at the same time representing us well in the eyes of our customers."
"Bricker & Eckler maintains a timely and efficient working relationship and is well versed in our needs and expectations."
Acquisition of multiple restaurant franchise locat...
Represented a bank in $25 million financing of the acquisition of 16 restaurant franchise locations by a new franchisee.More
Restructuring of a mezzanine loan
Represented a private investment company in restructuring an $18 million mezzanine loan to a troubled distribution company.More
Construction loan for a mixed-use development proj...
Represented a borrower in an office construction loan for a flagship office building in a new mixed-use development project.More
Construction finance for a new multi-family housin...
Represented a client as the borrower in a syndicated construction loan transaction for construction of a new multi-family housing and mixed-use development project.More
Project financing and business acquisition
Represented a client in the $15 million acquisition of manufacturing business and related capital-raise issues and project financing. In addition to acquisition matters, representation includ...More
Financing for the renovation of hotel properties
Represented administrative agent in $30 million financing the construction and renovation of private equity sponsored hotels in St. Louis, MO. The transaction involved complicated co-lender negotia...More
Structured line of credit for acquisition deals
Represented a client in obtaining a $23 million structured line of credit in order to add more leverage into acquisition deals and access cheaper capital.More
Multi-state marina sale
Represent client in $80 million sale of five marina properties in multiple states, including advising on tax structuring, real estate, corporate and environmental issues.More
Complex multi-bank syndication transaction
Represented an administrative agent in a $150 million syndication transaction involving an acquisition line of credit and term credit facilities for a borrower in high-growth mode and sponsored by ...More
Non-compete agreement litigation
Represented a national mortgage loan company in two lawsuits in which the client hired two mortgage loan officers from a competitor, and the competitor sought to enforce the loan officers’ no...More
Areas of Focus
Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance
With in-depth knowledge of state and federal financial services law, our attorneys offer guidance in development of compliance protocols, auditing policies and procedures, regulatory examinations, due diligence training and advertising and sales practice.More
Litigation & Class Actions
We defend financial institutions of all sizes in a variety of litigation proceedings, including consumer finance litigation, CFPB and other regulatory enforcement actions, bankruptcy proceedings, residential contested foreclosures, class actions and litigation management across multiple jurisdictions. Our clients look to us for strategic and focused counsel when facing federal and state statutory causes of action, as well as common law claims.
FinTech (Financial Technology)
We provide focused and efficient legal advice to clients in various sectors of the FinTech industry, as well as to financial services clients engaging and partnering with FinTech companies. We help industry players make proactive and informed decisions that position them for long-term success.More
Real Estate Finance
Well-versed in the complex documentation and administration of real estate transactions, our team is skilled in handling a variety of loan types and capital financings. We represent lenders of all sizes in connection with construction and permanent loans, state and federal historic tax credit projects, and a variety of general commercial real estate financing transactions.More
We maintain a sophisticated, high-volume commercial lending practice. Our attorneys focus on the representation of financial institutions and other lenders in commercial lending and structured finance transactions, including asset-based credit facilities, second lien and mezzanine facilities, loan syndications, tax credit bridge financing, real estate secured facilities and more.
Creditors' Rights, Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Often representing creditors of troubled businesses, we use a multidisciplinary approach to solve clients’
We connect banks, lenders and financial services companies to the legislative, administrative and regulatory opportunities that support their goals. Our attorneys use firsthand knowledge of complex election, ethics, lobbying and contracting law to build productive relationships with officials and advocate on behalf of clients’ public policy interests.More
The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, passed by Congress, goes to the president for signatureMore
SBA releases Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application and interim final ruleMore
Don’t let good intentions come back to haunt you: Protections for landlords to consider when granting temporary rent relief under commercial leases due to COVID-19More
Chambers USA includes Bricker practices, attorneys in 2020 rankings
For 2020, Chambers USA included 8 Bricker & Eckler practices in its annual ranking of law firms and attorneys. Additionally, Chambers recognized the 24 attorneys for their legal skills, professional conduct and client service.More Apr 23, 2020
Ohio Court Tracker: The Impact of COVID-19
The goal of the "Ohio Court Tracker" is to pull all of that information into one place in order to allow attorneys, judges, court staff and the general public to quickly identify what courts in all 88 Ohio counties are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.More
Mortgage Compliance Magazine features Stein’s analysis of social media and fair lending
David Stein outlines how social media is about to collide with fair lending practices in his article, “Social Media & Fair Lending: A 21st Century Collision,” which is featured in Mortgage Compliance Magazine.More Jun 6, 2019