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Commercial Finance

Lawyers in the Commercial Finance practice represent lenders, trustees, and borrowers in secured and unsecured financing of all types of commercial real estate and corporate financing, including:

  • business credit transactions
  • secured and unsecured loan transactions
  • revolving lines of credit
  • term loans
  • asset based lending
  • mortgage loans
  • leasehold mortgages
  • equipment leasing
  • non-standard collateral financing
  • general obligation, industrial revenue and tax increments financing
  • debt restructures, workouts and other post default transactions

Our clients include national, regional, and local lending institutions, including banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, finance companies, hedge funds, and other independent non-regulated entities, various state and local governmental entities and agencies, indenture trustees, retailers, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care providers, real estate developers and other business entities.

Attorneys

Rebecca B. Brown
Partner
rbrown@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8196
Stamford Office
Carolyn J. Cavolo
Counsel
ccavolo@goodwin.com
(203) 863-6405
Greenwich Office
Stamford Office
Michael T. Conway
Partner
mconway@goodwin.com
(212) 376-3011
New York Office
Christine M. Donnelly
Associate
cdonnelly@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5098
Hartford Office
Scott M. Gerard
Partner
sgerard@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8195
Stamford Office
New York Office
Donald R. Gustafson
Partner
dgustafson@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8103
Stamford Office
Barry C. Hawkins
Of Counsel
bhawkins@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8104
Stamford Office
Katie P. Kasinskas
Counsel
kkasinskas@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8165
Stamford Office
Miriam Godfrey Lewis
Associate
mlewis@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5007
Hartford Office
Matthew J. Monteith
Associate
mmonteith@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5784
Hartford Office
Kathleen M. Mylod
Partner
kmylod@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5332
Hartford Office
Kent S. Nevins
Partner
knevins@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8163
Stamford Office
New York Office
William G. Rock
Partner
wrock@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5121
Hartford Office
James C. Schulwolf
Partner
jschulwolf@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5949
Hartford Office
J. Dormer Stephen
Partner
dstephen@goodwin.com
(203) 836-2803
New Haven Office
Hartford Office
Kelly A. Trahan
Counsel
ktrahan@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8198
Stamford Office
New York Office
Michael L. Widland
Partner
mwidland@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8101
Stamford Office
Lisa M. Zana
Partner
lzana@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8171
Stamford Office
New York Office

Experience

Private Equity & Mezzanine Finance
Pre-Development Financing of the Motion Picture entitled "Sin City 2"
Other
$62 Million Syndicated Credit Facility
$75 Million Credit Facility
$46 Million Term Loan to Nursing Home
$38 Million Asset-Based Line of Credit
$30 Million in Mezzanine Debt
$36 Million in CMBS Loans
$71 Million CMBS Workout
$6.8 Million Term Loan to Micro-Grid
$3.9 Million Loan to Hydroelectric Facility
Sale of $43 Million in Commercial Loans
Sale of $92 Million in HELOCs
$25 Million Credit Facility
$15 Million Term Loan
$15 Million Asset-Based Line of Credit
$31.7 Million in Mezzanine Debt
$4.7 Million Term Loan to Nursing Home
$4.5 Million Asset-Based Line of Credit
Closing of Commercial Real Estate Mezzanine Loan Originations
Closing of Commercial Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Loan Origination
Finance and Development Counsel for New York City Developers and Investors
$26 Million Former G. Fox Building
$65,000,000 Structured Financing
Workout and Restructuring Obligations of a Commercial Printer
Restructure of Company's Existing Obligations
$1,000,000,000 Repurchase Arrangement
General Outside Counsel for Major Equipment Financing Company
$9,500,000 Loan to Investment Management Company Officers for Company Stock Purchase
$55,000,000 Loan Facilities to an Art Gallery and an Art Investment Fund
Restructuring of Mortgage Loans on Four Contiguous Properties
Subleasing of Commercial Space in Stamford, CT Office Towers
$42,000,000 Financing of National Furniture Distributor
Closing of Secondary Market Commercial Real Estate Mortgage Loan Acquisition
Structuring and Negotiation of Master Lease for the Development of University Housing in Downtown Stamford, CT
$400,000,000 Project Financing for Fortune 500 Company
Several Hundred Million Dollars Financing for 40 Rail Cars
Steering Committee for Multi-Lender Workout of Obligations
Closing of Secondary Market Commercial Real Estate Mezzanine Loan Acquisition

Events

May 15, 2018  CLE Event: Webinar: LIBOR is Ending...What Do I Do Now?
November 29, 2017  CLE Event: Webinar: Back to the Basics – Keys to a Successful Commercial Finance Transaction
May 24, 2017  Commercial Finance: Fundamentals of Loan Documentation
February 15, 2017  UCC Secured Transactions - Drafting Legal Opinions for Article 9 Security Interests
May 12, 2016  The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Article 9: Best Filing and Searching Techniques Unveiled LIVE Webcast
April 21, 2015  LIVE Webcast: UCC Article 9 Statutory Remedies for Secured Transactions
February 25, 2015  ACFA: Does Unitranche Mean Unity? Demystifying the Agreement Among Lenders
November 11-14, 2014  CFA: Playing in the Sandbox – Relationships and Key Issues Among Syndicate Banks and Agents
November 25, 2014  4th Annual Economic Forum
May 30- June 2, 2013  Charge it to the Business -- Legal Issues in Financing the Family-Owned and Closely-Held Business
April 5, 2013  The Lender Asked for What?? -- Understanding Financing Documents from the Borrower's Perspective
November 14-16, 2012  Charge it to the Business -- Financing the Family-Owned or Closely-Held Business
August 17, 2011  Webinar: The Lender Asked for What? Key Loan Document Issues for Borrower's Counsel
February 24, 2009  Trends in Sustainable Community Development and Real Estate
February 14, 2009  Beyond the Atlantic: Careers in International Law
April 24, 2007  Commercial and Real Estate Loan Documents: More Than Just Papers
March 29, 2007  Commercial and Real Estate Loan Documents: More Than Just Papers
October 26, 2006  2006 Investment Partnership Conference
October 19, 2006  Commercial Real Estate Financing in Connecticut: : Environmental Considerations in Business and Real Property Transactions
October 18, 2006  The MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut: Can SBIR Be A Successful Strategy For Your Company?
September 21, 2006  The MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut
January 26, 2006  Commercial Real Estate Financing in Connecticut
October 27, 2005  Commercial Real Estate Financing in Connecticut
October 11, 2005  Financing Made Easy - More or Less
September 28, 2005  Alliance for Connecticut Technology Innovation Fair
September 27, 2005  Commercial and Real Estate Loan Documents: More Than Just Papers
June 28, 2005  Commercial and Real Estate Loan Documents: More Than Just Papers
October 26, 2004  Is Going Public in Your Future? Or, Why Should You Care About Sarbanes-Oxley?
January 15, 2004  Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documents in Connecticut
December 2003  Sarbanes-Oxley Workshop
September 30, 2003  Commercial Real Estate Financing in Connecticut
September 30, 2003  Commercial Real Estate Financing in Connecticut
September 9, 2003  Buying and Selling a Business in Connecticut
January 8, 2003  Commercial Lending Requirements And Loan Documentation In Connecticut
February 26, 2002  Nuts & Bolts: Follow-on Rounds in Today's Market
February 19, 2002  Revised Article 9 of the UCC in Connecticut
January 29, 2002  Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation in Connecticut
January 29, 2002  Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documents in Connecticut
November 16, 2001  Revised Article 9 of the UCC: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for the Connecticut Practitioner
November 1, 2001  Revised Article 9 of the UCC: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for the Connecticut Practitioner
March, 2001  Venture for Dummies: An Introduction to Venture Capital
November 15, 2000  Revised Article 9 of the UCC in Connecticut
November 14, 2000  Corporate Governance: Do Your Shared Really Matter
June 16, 2000  Financing the Enterprises of the Internet: Using Intellectual Property as Collateral For a Loan
March 2000  The Curious Case of Microzon.com - A Case Study in Intellectual Property Financing
March 2000  Voting Rights in Syndicated and Participated Transactions
May 1999  Subordination and Intercreditor Agreements
November 1997  Lending to Limited Liability Entities
August 1997  Lending to Limited Liability Entities
April 1997  How the New Article 9 Will Change Your Life
October 1996  How the New Article 9 Will Change Your Life
August 1996  Financing the Family Owned Business
February 1996  Key Issues in Subordination and Intercreditor Agreements
August 1995  Lending to Limited Liability Companies
September 1994  Current Issues in Article 7 Transactions
1998 - 2000  Executive Enterprises Panels on Loan Documentation and Asset Based Lending
  Liquidation - "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
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