Liskow represents lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of commercial finance transactions. We handle all aspects of commercial finance ranging from term sheet negotiations, loan documentation, review and analysis of environmental reports, preparation of title examinations and opinions, delivery of closing opinion letters, handling of initial closings and subsequent amendments and modifications, workouts, bankruptcies, and bankruptcy exit financings. Our team advises on structure and documentation. We produce accurate and timely loan documentation to meet your deadlines and business goals on market terms and at a fair price.
We take pride in keeping our clients current on regulatory and environmental compliance obligations and helping clients avoid lender liability claims and unintended defaults prompted by lack of proper care in deal structuring and the negotiation of representations and covenants.
Our team has experience on both the borrower and lender side in:
- Asset-Based Finance
- Projects and Infrastructure
- Reserve Based Oil and Gas Finance
- Real Estate and Construction Finance
- Marine Finance
- Hospitality and Gaming
- Acquisition and Leveraged Finance
- Corporate Trust
- Fund Lending
- Title Examinations
- Review and Analysis of Environmental Reports
- Local Counsel Advisory Services and Closing Opinions
- Equipment Finance and Leasing
- Private Placements and Convertible Debt Transactions
- Syndicated and Bilateral Loans
- Mezzanine and Second-Lien Loans
- Intercreditor Arrangements
- Wealth Management and Private Banking
Banks, borrowers, private equity companies and funds, and asset managers turn to Liskow for predictable and timely deal execution on a wide variety of commercial finance matters. We produce quality work product based on our extensive transactional experience supported and kept up to date by current legal technologies and our participation in industry and professional associations including the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, the Association of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Inc., the Working Group on Legal Opinions, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the American Bar Association Business Law Section, including its Commercial Finance and Uniform Commercial Code Committees, the Louisiana State Law Institute, the Association of Corporate Growth, and the State Bar of Texas Business Section. Through our subsidiary, Lewis Title Company, Inc., we also issue owners and lender’s policies of title insurance to insure Louisiana real estate interests.
Liskow’s finance and banking practice and its lawyers have been recognized by Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and U.S. News Best Law Firms. Our lawyers are responsive and timely in work product delivery without sacrificing attention to documentation details and due diligence. We understand and share our clients’ sensitivity to time pressures and legal costs and work to assist them with realistic and workable timetables for deal execution and budgeting. We focus on front end planning and negotiations over deal structure and establishing clear term sheets before more definitive document drafting begins.
Disputes inevitably arise with even the most well thought out transactions. Liskow’s transactional lawyers are supported by a talented team of commercial litigators with a broad range of talents when needed. Our attorneys assist in the resolution of disputes arising out of breach of representation and warranty claims, insurance coverage, equipment leases, environmental issues, real estate transactions, construction contract claims, loan defaults and asset recovery, bankruptcy representation and lender liability claims.