Practice Areas

Financial Services

Institutional Financing

For over forty years, Paley Rothman’s experienced business and financing attorneys have helped lenders and borrowers to structure many types of sophisticated financing transactions, including large public agency credit-enhanced public financings, asset-based loan transactions and real estate financings. Our experience in representing local and regional banks has given us invaluable insight into the economic and legal requirements of such sophisticated transactions.

Project Finance

Paley Rothman’s financial services attorneys advise developers of residential and commercial property on all financial and transactional stages of project development and finance. We negotiate and prepare agreements for land or site acquisition, draft letters of intent, help coordinate both construction and permanent financing, and prepare contractor, subcontractor and investor documentation.

Investments, Acquisitions and Syndications

Members of this practice group help project developers and syndicators structure creative financing arrangements for investment opportunities. Our attorneys work closely with investment bankers, accountants and our Real Estate and Corporate practice groups to determine the most effective method of capital mobilization for the purchase of a business, including the use of post-acquisition cash flow.

Private Lending

While commercial banks, savings banks, insurance companies and large pension plans traditionally provide financing, some transactions are funded by a private source such as a family member, business associate, closely-held corporation, partnership, or private pension plan. Drawing on our corporate experience and knowledge of ERISA, we provide comprehensive and efficient assistance to help structure and close transactions for borrowers as well as private lenders.

News

March 21, 2017

Jim Hammerschmidt Provides Commentary in Article titled “Preventing Pregnancy Discrimination”

Jim Hammerschmidt provided commentary in an article written by Mark McGraw titled: "Preventing Pregnancy Discrimination," which was published on Human Resource Executive Online on March 21, 2017.

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Blog

D.C. Circuit Confirms that Employees Cannot Sue for OSHA Retaliation

D.C. Circuit confirms that OSHA does not permit employees to sue their employers for retaliation; instead, employees are limited to filing complaints with the Department of...

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Awards

For the fifth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to this year’s list...

Paula Calimafde and Debbie Cohn were elected Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities.

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