Overview

Chapman provides a unique platform for Israeli financial institutions and investors making investments in the United States.

Chapman’s focus on finance, combined with our substantial experience representing Israeli clients, makes us uniquely situated to advise Israeli financial institutions, investment funds, and Israeli law firms seeking US-based counsel in finance-related matters.

Our service offering covers a wide variety of financial products and financing instruments, including:

  • secured and unsecured loans
  • real estate finance
  • note and securities issuances
  • US and cross-border workout, restructuring, bankruptcy, and litigation matters
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • asset securitization
  • investments in private funds
  • fintech and marketplace lending
Debt Issuances

Chapman represents trustees in connection with debt private placements and the issuance of new publicly traded debt securities. Representative matters include:

  • Counsel to the indenture trustees in connection with multiple offerings of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange traded bonds issued by British Virgin Islands issuers and secured by US liens, pledges, and mortgages.
  • Counsel to the indenture trustee in connection with the issuance by Bank Leumi of US$750 million (NIS 2.6 billion) of contingent convertible (CoCo) notes, the first international issuance by an Israeli bank.
  • Counsel to the indenture trustee in connection with the issuance by Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank of US$600 million of CoCo deferred notes, the second international issuance of contingent convertible (CoCo) notes by an Israeli bank.
  • Counsel to the indenture trustee in connection with the issuance by Bank Hapoalim of US$1 billion of green CoCo bonds, the first international issuance of green contingent convertible (CoCo) notes by an Israeli bank in accordance with the Green Bond Principles published by the International Capital Market Association.
Acquisitions and Investments

Chapman represents Israeli funds and investors in connection with US company investments and advises US funds and investors in connection with Israeli company investments. Representative matters include:

  • Counsel to an Israeli investment fund in connection with mezzanine and secured loans, including mortgage and construction loans, to owners of commercial and residential real estate located in the US.
  • Counsel to an Israeli investment fund in connection with investments in hotel and hospitality properties in the United States.
  • Counsel to an Israeli financial institution in connection with the purchase of US marketplace loans.
  • Counsel to the purchaser in the acquisition of a minority equity interest in US owner/operator of gas stations and convenience stores located across the east coast of the US from an insolvent Israeli public company pursuant to a court-supervised process.
Restructuring Matters

Chapman has advised and is currently advising trustees and bondholders in several high-profile default matters involving Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) traded bonds. Representative matters include:

  • Counsel to the indenture trustee in connection with the restructuring of more than US$750 million of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange traded bonds issued by All Year Holdings, Limited, a British Virgin Islands company whose US subsidiaries hold in excess of one hundred multi-family real estate properties including the William Vale Hotel.
  • Counsel to the indenture trustee in connection with the restructuring of approximately US$254 million of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange traded bonds issued by Starwood West Limited, a British Virgin Islands issuer whose subsidiaries own and operate seven shopping malls located in the US.
  • Counsel to the indenture trustee in connection with the default by Brookland Upreal Limited, a British Virgin Islands issuer of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange traded bonds, whose US subsidiaries were engaged in the acquisition and development of real estate projects located in New York.
  • Counsel to the indenture trustee in connection with the restructuring of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange bonds issued by Medley Capital, a US Business Development Company.

Concentrations

People

Engagements

We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
  • 6
    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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