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Chapman and Cutler's Commercial Lending and Real Estate Group represents a variety of state and federally chartered financial institutions, commercial finance companies, and U.S. branch offices of banks chartered in Canada, Japan, France, the Netherlands, and Germany.

We regularly handle secured and unsecured credit facilities ranging from single-lender to secured, syndicated credit facilities. The firm is frequently retained to counsel clients in the areas of asset-based lending, agribusiness lending, and leveraged buyout financing. We also handle construction lending and all aspects of real estate finance.

In addition, we have represented both lenders and borrowers in connection with senior secured facilities to provide equity funds secured by the capital commitments to the fund. These facilities span across a wide variety of fund types, including real estate, energy, and infrastructure with entities domiciled both on and offshore. We advise on all aspects of such transactions, from structuring to managing relationships, with a diverse array of investors in such funds, including institutional, governmental, and foreign investors.

We work with clients through all phases of the lending process, from the initial structuring through the negotiation of commitments, drafting and negotiation of loan documents, and closing. Our practice group attorneys bring substantial experience to debt restructurings and workouts, both inside and outside of bankruptcy.

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