Workouts and Loan Restructuring
Loan restructurings and workouts arise under a variety of circumstances, including deterioration of collateral and economic downturns. In today’s economy, lenders are facing increased governmental scrutiny in the wake of a recession compounded by the record number of defaults on loans of all types, including business loans and commercial mortgages. As such, loan restructurings and workouts have become an integral and necessary part of doing business as a financial institution. These matters can evolve into complex transactions that require meticulous documentation and adherence to numerous laws and regulations. Our lawyers work closely with financial institutions and investors to analyze each situation and examine all viable options for satisfactorily resolving the matter.
LGP offers a full range of workout and restructuring services to financial institutions and investors, including:
• Acquiring and restructuring troubled loans and notes
• Structuring and documenting unconventional refinancings
• Representing creditor financial institutions in restructuring of loans in the context of federal bankruptcy court proceedings
• Working with borrowers on behalf of lenders in order to minimize or avoid default
LGP’s attorneys have decades of experience representing lenders and investors in loan restructurings and workouts. In general, these negotiated agreements can be a more successful and cost-effective solution to costly and time-consuming litigation such as bankruptcies and commercial foreclosures. Each loan workout is a unique endeavor that requires individualized attention and creative solutions designed to protect a client’s collateral and develop mutually acceptable loan documents. We negotiate with all interested parties to collaboratively devise a strategy that minimizes the risk of default and optimizes the chance of success for the firm’s institutional clients.