Our Commercial Finance & Lending attorneys work closely with clients to negotiate and structure loans, and, when necessary, to navigate the loan workout process. Our work with both lenders and borrowers enables us to focus on issues that truly matter to both sides of a loan transaction, resulting in efficient negotiation and cost-effective representation.

We work not only with commercial banks, finance companies, insurance companies, and other lenders, but also with business borrowers in connection with commercial lending and financing of all types, including real estate loans, asset-based lending, and equipment lease financing.

Our team has extensive experience representing parties to loan syndications; acting for parties to corporate and commercial bank lending transactions to obtain working capital and capex loans, acquisition lines, revolving credit facilities, secured and unsecured lines of credit, mezzanine loans, and more; and serving as local counsel to lenders in large international and multistate loan transactions. We represent lenders or borrowers in connection with complex real estate financings (including not only borrowings for acquisition and construction capital for retail, office, and industrial projects, but also permanent financing such as “conduit” lending for securitized real estate investments). The group has extensive experience with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Financial Authority of Maine (FAME), the Small Business Association (SBA), Farm Credit, Rural Development, and other government-supported loan programs.

Our attorneys have served as bond counsel or borrower's counsel in connection with numerous tax-exempt bond financings in New England and across the country.

Commercial lenders for whom Verrill acts regularly as lender's counsel include Bank of America, N.A., KeyBank, N.A., People's United Bank, N.A., and Bangor Savings Bank, to name just a few.

Firm Highlights

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Corporate Transparency Act regulations will go into effect soon and will affect almost all startup companies

On August 18, the Maine Venture Fund published an article by Verrill Partner Gregory Fryer, “Corporate Transparency Act regulations will go into effect soon and will affect almost all startup companies.” In the article...

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

News

Gratitude for Anya Endsley

Matter

Successful Representation of Insurer before U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Verrill successfully represented an insurer before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine in an insurance coverage matter alleging that the insurer improperly denied a defense and indemnification to a landlord under...

Event

Annual Update: The Legal Year in Review

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Event

Conducting Workplace Investigations

Join Verrill’s Erik Peters and Elizabeth Johnston on Wednesday, October 18, for Conducting Workplace Investigations. When and why should you open an investigation? Who is the best person to conduct it? Should you handle...

News

82 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2024, Including 10 Named Lawyers of the Year

Blog

How AI Can Alter Skill Contests

AI could very well be today’s “Modern Prometheus” in the world of skill contests. Earlier this year, the AI-generated photograph “The Electrician” was a finalist in the World Photograph Organization’s Sony World Photograph Awards...

Blog

Retiree Medical Coverage: Just Get the COBRA Waiver

The interaction between employer-provided retiree medical coverage and COBRA [1] is complex. Many employers incorrectly assume they do not have to offer COBRA at retirement if they offer a retiree medical plan or a...

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Five Recommended Practices for ERISA Retirement Plan Administrative Fiduciaries

Verrill’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group is often asked about “best practices” for benefit plan administration and whether we can provide any resources to help plan sponsors and fiduciaries improve compliance with the...

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