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.

Jovanna N. Avila
Jovanna N. Avila

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7772

Lindsey B. Berwick
Lindsey B. Berwick

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7753

Arturo Cavazos, Jr.
Arturo Cavazos, Jr.

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7720

Jackson Walker Star
Will Cernosek

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6011

Brett M. Epstein
Brett M. Epstein

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7239

Kelly S. Hodge
Kelly S. Hodge

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6052

Ethan C. Hughes
Ethan C. Hughes

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6054

Andrew Ingrum
Andrew Ingrum

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6085

Jonathan B. Judkowitz
Jonathan B. Judkowitz

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4411

Lewis S. Kasner
Lewis S. Kasner

Partner, Houston
713.752.4322

Allie LeVan
Allie LeVan

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5960

Jesse S. Lotay
Jesse S. Lotay

Partner, Houston
713.752.4364

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Carrie Bowers Miller

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7266

Jordan L. Newman
Jordan L. Newman

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6146

Nick Pierce
Nick Pierce

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5954

Sierra R. Quinonez
Sierra R. Quinonez

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7216

David M. Robins
David M. Robins

Partner, Houston
713.752.4304

Justin Shipley
Justin Shipley

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6089

Joan S. Sostek
Joan S. Sostek

Of Counsel, Dallas
214.953.5910

Patrick B. Tobin
Patrick B. Tobin

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7785

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.

Commercial Finance

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.

November 4, 2021
Spotlight

Jackson Walker Earns 25 National and 114 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 2022 Edition

Jackson Walker proudly announces the Firm’s inclusion in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. Rankings are based on client feedback on several criteria, including its practice groups, responsiveness, understanding of each client’s business, cost-efficiency, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the Firm. The selection process also includes the collection of peer evaluations and a final review by leading attorneys in each field.

Andrew Ingrum and Michelle Parker with Jackson Walker logo

November 3, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Expands Real Estate Financing Practice With Addition of Andrew Ingrum and Michelle Vincent Parker

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the expansion of the Finance & Banking practice with the additions of Andrew A. Ingrum and Michelle Vincent Parker as partners in the Dallas office.

October 4, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Welcomes 2021 New Fall Associates

This year, Jackson Walker proudly welcomes 16 law school graduates to expand our Corporate & Securities, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Trial & Appellate Litigation, and Wealth Planning practices.

September 22, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 57 “Texas Super Lawyers” of 2021

Each year, less than 5% of attorneys in Texas are named to the list. Selection is based off of peer nominations that are then reviewed by a research team. Each nominee is evaluated on his or her professional accomplishments, peer recognition, and community involvement.

Fort Worth

August 25, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates the Fort Worth Attorneys Named to the “Top Attorneys 2021” List in ‘360 West Magazine’

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 15 Fort Worth-based attorneys to 360 West Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list for 2021. To be selected for inclusion, attorneys with an active license and who practice within the Tarrant County area can nominate up to three attorneys in 44 specialty areas who reflect relevant practice areas in the region.

August 19, 2021
Attorney News

‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”

The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.

Finance tax form paper with Jackson Walker logo

July 9, 2021
Insights

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update – SBA Withdraws Loan Necessity Questionnaire

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.

D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2021 (May 2021)

April 28, 2021
Attorney News

‘D Magazine’ Names 23 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021

Jackson Walker congratulates the 23 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021.

SA Scene Outstanding Women in Law (April 2021)

April 19, 2021
Attorney News

‘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.”

Lindsey Berwick and John Wittenberg with JW Fast Takes logo

March 10, 2021
Podcasts

What Businesses Should Know About Applying for a PPP Loan Before the March 31st Deadline

~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.

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