Industries & Practices

Banking & Financial Services

Defense of regulatory investigations

Successfully represented a national financial services company in a multi-year investigation by multiple federal agencies, including the CFPB and Department of Justice, while simultaneously defending related investigations by multiple state attorneys general.

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Reversal of license revocation

Successfully obtained reversal of license revocation of a state-licensed mortgage lender.

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Non-competition and non-solicitation defense

Represented a mortgage lender in a dispute following the abrupt resignation of a branch manager and 25 employees who left to join a competitor, taking confidential information with them. Secured temporary restraining order prohibiting the employees from working for the competitor and then negotiated a settlement with the former employees and their new employer, which prohibited the employees from soliciting their former employer’s clients.

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LIHTC project involving historic tax credits

Represented a national bank in connection with a construction loan for a nine-percent low-income housing tax credit transaction for an affordable housing project located in Dayton, Ohio. The project involved historic tax credits, a port authority lease structure, a complicated condominium structure, tax credit equity and additional governmental financing.

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$6.5 million construction and $1 million AHP LIHTC project

Represented a lender in connection with a low-income housing tax credit construction for an affordable housing project in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Rural development 538 LIHTC project

Represented a lender in connection with financing a low-income housing tax credit project in Michigan. 

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$38 million LIHTC project

Represented a lender in regard to financing a $38 million low-income housing tax credit project in Washington D.C. 

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$31 million construction finance for multinational hotel franchise

Represented a lender in connection with a $31 million construction financing for the development of a multinational hotel franchise, which included the incorporation of PACE assessment in the capital structure.

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$7 million supermarket development refinancing

Represented a lender in the $7 million refinance of debt on existing supermarket development.

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Consolidation of multiple lines of credit

Represented a lender in an asset-backed revolving warehouse loan, refinancing and consolidating multiple lines of credit and term loans into a more manageable portfolio.

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Recapitalization of FinTech borrower

Represented a privately held borrower in the FinTech space to recapitalize the company, which included amending and restructuring its $40 million corporate credit facility, its $250 million warehouse facility, and multiple warrants for various classes of both common and preferred equity.  In connection with the recapitalization, the firm also restructured the employee equity plan. The lender was a New York-based private equity firm.

 

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First loan transaction for southeast Ohio client

Coordinated the first loan transaction for a southeast Ohio-based business incubator/loan fund, which provided resources to a food manufacturer of gluten and allergen-free products. This was an important milestone for both the lender and the borrower, which will become a productive employer of local Ohioans. Likewise, the facility will likely be a key player in business development for this region of the state.  

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