Finance & Banking
At Jackson Walker, we have decades of deal-based experience in the commercial and real estate lending markets that enables us to handle even the most complex transactions from start to finish in a manner that emphasizes efficiency and adds value for our clients.
We have extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers in a variety of loan transactions. Our team approach draws on the experience of attorneys in several practice areas to provide comprehensive services while creating efficiencies for our clients. We regularly represent banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions, as well as nonbank lenders such as public and private companies and insurers. We also represent borrowers, and that gives us unique insight into what types of deals work in today’s competitive market.
Our structure gives us the flexibility to handle a broad range of transactions, tailoring our services to meet each client’s specific needs. We structure and document everything from straightforward term loans and revolving lines of credit to complex credit facilities for multimillion-dollar real estate portfolios. Regardless of the scope of the project, we are committed to protecting our clients’ best interests by providing the highest quality of legal representation without “over-lawyering” the transaction.
Members of Jackson Walker’s core Finance team have weathered two significant downturns in the commercial finance market and have substantial experience in loan modification, debt restructuring, workouts and foreclosures. At all points during the economic cycle, we are well poised to help our clients seize opportunities for growth and achieve their specific business objectives.
Real Estate and Construction Finance
At Jackson Walker, our depth of experience in real estate and construction finance gives clients an edge in a challenging marketplace. We represent both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions across the United States. Our deal-based knowledge and team approach enable us to develop innovative solutions that achieve our clients’ specific goals effectively.
We represent the full spectrum of lenders, from large, multinational financial institutions to regional banks, credit unions, hedge funds and insurance companies in all of their real property lending needs, including construction financing, projects, and permanent mortgage financing. We are particularly skilled in bringing value and efficiency to very large real-estate transactions.
At Jackson Walker, we view commercial finance as a partnership. Our Finance attorneys combine decades of transactional experience with the flexibility to create solutions tailored to each client’s individual needs in the most effective and efficient manner possible. That means providing exactly the level of service they need – no more, and no less.
Our lending clients include large, multinational financial institutions, regional banks, credit unions, and niche lenders, as well as a variety of nonbank lenders, including public and private companies, funds and insurance firms. We also represent borrowers seeking commercial loans. Our experience on both sides of the lending equation enables us to understand what works in today’s marketplace and provide a significant advantage to our clients.
July 9, 2021
From April 2020 through May 31, 2021, the Paycheck Protection Program provided approximately 12 million loans totaling nearly $800 million that helped businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. This article addresses matters related to the PPP Loan Necessity Questionnaire, which the Small Business Administration has since withdrawn.
April 28, 2021
Jackson Walker congratulates the 23 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021.
April 19, 2021
‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes 14 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among Inaugural List of “San Antonio’s Outstanding Women in Law”
Jackson Walker proudly congratulates the 14 women attorneys who have been named to Scene in S.A.’s inaugural survey of “San Antonio’s Outstanding Women in Law.”
March 10, 2021
~14 minutes | Time is of the essence for businesses to apply for relief from the Paycheck Protection Program. Lindsey Berwick and John Wittenberg cover recent updates to the PPP regarding eligibility and forgiveness.
February 23, 2021
On Monday, February 22, 2021, the Biden-Harris administration announced several reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
January 25, 2021
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 contained a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package that, among many other initiatives, reauthorizes and modifies the Paycheck Protection Program. With an additional $284 billion allocated to the PPP, the Small Business Administration has released initial guidance related to first draw and second draw PPP loans.
November 6, 2020
Jackson Walker Named One of Three Firms Headquartered in Texas to Earn Over 25 National and 100 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings
This year, Jackson Walker saw notable improvements in the national rankings, with the private funds/hedge funds practice advancing to Tier 2, and the addition of the appellate practice to the national rankings roster.
October 19, 2020
Spanning five offices, 19 practice areas, and experience ranging from 12 to 52 years, Jackson Walker’s 2020 “Texas Super Lawyers” have been nominated by peers within and outside the Firm.
September 16, 2020
Lindsey Berwick and Jim Pledger to Speak on Paycheck Protection Program and Regulatory Updates During Bankers Conference
For the latest updates surrounding Paycheck Protection Program and regulatory changes, Jackson Walker partners Lindsey Berwick and Jim Pledger will be speaking at a virtual conference held on September 17-18, 2020.
August 20, 2020
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 164 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2021 Edition, Including 9 “Lawyers of the Year” and 25 “Ones to Watch”
Jackson Walker congratulates the 164 attorneys who were selected by their peers as Best Lawyers, including 9 Lawyers of the Year and 25 Ones to Watch, across 6 offices and 66 specialty practice areas.