Banking & Finance

We represent borrowers and lenders including domestic and foreign financial institutions, investment banks, insurance companies, and funds. Our attorneys help clients provide and obtain financing through commercial credit facilities, private placements of equity and debt, asset securitizations, leveraged leases and other structured financings, leasing transactions, and hedging and other derivatives transactions.

Gray Reed's Expertise

Commercial Lending Transactions

Our experience includes commercial lending transactions, representing owners, tenants and investors in all types of real estate transactions (including purchases and sales, construction of facilities, construction and permanent financings, mechanic's liens, and leases). We regularly handle matters related to lending and secured transactions including commercial and industrial loans, multi-family loans, and acquisition and development loans. Our experience covers loan documentation, venture capital, and international banking matters. In addition, we have represented nationally-known banks as indenture trustees for debt financings involving hundreds of millions of dollars in debt securities.

Workouts & Restructuring

Our attorneys routinely work with clients who seek restructuring or workouts of existing credit facilities, and real and personal property foreclosures. We represent lenders (administrative agents, collateral agents, individual lenders, syndicate members and other senior lenders), borrowers, subordinated creditors, equity lenders, committees and other constituents in such loan restructuring and workout transaction involving domestic and international entities, collateral, and business operation in a variety of industries.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We also represent businesses and investors in mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, combinations, and asset sales. We advise the executives, boards of directors and special committees, investment bankers, financial institutions, and investors of acquiring companies and target companies, including public and private corporations and partnerships, limited liability companies, and other business entities. Our lawyers analyze, negotiate, structure, and manage merger, acquisition, and disposition transactions, helping our clients formulate the tactics, structure, and negotiating positions necessary to complete the deal.

Why Clients Feel at Home at Gray Reed

Your experience with our corporate law attorneys will be fully aligned with your goals and objectives and tailored specifically to how you want to do business with us. Our lawyers are adaptable and nimble – you will never be forced into a box that doesn’t fit your opportunity or problem, or your needs and desires. Whether we are your longtime advisor or your partner in closing a major deal, you’ll be comfortable with our skill and practical approach. We know exactly when to turn up the heat and when collaboration is the smartest way for you to achieve your goals.

Thought Leadership / News
December 7, 2018 
 Speeches and Presentations
The 28th Annual Texas Land Title Institute
December 8, 2017 
 Speeches and Presentations
Ethics and Pitfalls
State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Strategies
September 28, 2017 
 Speeches and Presentations
A Checklist for Commercial Loans
The University of Texas School of Law 51st Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute
January 2017 
 Speeches and Presentations
Review of Ethical Issues Involving Real Estate Transactions
Houston Real Estate Lawyer’s Council
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