Esq. Freeth Carthwright ChambersBanking & Debt Financing

We are recognized leaders in our fields and highly experienced in a wide range of complex and sophisticated debt-based financing transactions. We act for a broad range of lender clients, from traditional financial institutions such as banks, trust companies, credit unions and insurance companies to other financial service providers such as merchant banks, private equity funds, mezzanine lenders and equipment lessors. We act for these lenders in the full range of debt financing and credit-related transactions in which they become involved, including:

  • Corporate lending
  • Syndicated and participated loan transactions
  • Acquisition financings (including complex leveraged buyout transactions)
  • Operating and other commercial loan transactions
  • Multi-jurisdictional financing transactions
  • Real estate and construction financing
  • Asset based lending
  • Project financing
  • Equipment leasing and financing
  • Public/Private partnerships financing
  • Private placements of debt
  • Renegotiation and restructuring of debt
  • Interest rate, currency, credit and commodity swaps and other derivative products
  • Independent power project financing
  • Letters of credit and other documentary credit transactions
  • Deposit protection insurance transactions
  • Aircraft financing

We also act extensively for borrowers in a similarly wide range of debt financing transactions and, as members of one of western United States’s leading business law firms, are able to draw upon the considerable experience and skills of our lawyers in a variety of highly specialized areas of practice, including natural resources, energy, environmental, real estate, labour and employment, pensions and benefits and taxation.

Our approach to client service stresses responsiveness and a thoughtful, practical, problem-solving approach to the issues and challenges faced by our lending and borrowing clients in this very technical, deadline driven area of practice. Our focus is not just to identify problems, but to offer and implement solutions.