Practice Areas & Industries: Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP


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Edwards Wildman has a large and sophisticated Debt Finance and Capital Markets Practice. Our offices actively serve debt finance clients throughout the world. We represent diversified global financial institutions, banks, finance companies, insurance companies, hedge funds and other institutional lenders, including Bank of America, CIT, General Electric Capital Corporation, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NewStar Financial, TD Bank, RBS Citizens, and Wells Fargo. We represent most of the 10 largest banks in the United States. We also regularly represent private equity firms in M&A transactions, financings, recapitalizations and restructurings. Our lawyers are actively engaged in national and international syndicated credit facilities(mid-cap, large-cap, and investment grade), mezzanine and second lien financings, high-yield and convertible debt, DIP and exit financings, and tax-exempt and asset-based financings of all kinds. Most of our lawyers have specialized industry experience. Prominent among our industry specialties are media and communications, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences and biomedical devices, technology and financial services.

We emphasize client service including hands on partner involvement, responsiveness and efficient service. We approach transactions in a collaborative manner. Our industry experience and comprehensive market knowledge allow us to provide our clients with efficient and innovative solutions, to recognize when those solutions require sophisticated legal structures, and, alternatively, when a simple answer is the better choice. The Debt Finance and Capital Markets group works closely with our Restructuring and Insolvency practice. Our bankruptcy lawyers have been involved in many of the largest bankruptcy cases in the country.

Our experience encompasses a broad range of domestic and international financing transactions, including representation of agents, investors and borrowers in the following areas:

  • Acquisition Financing 
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Convertible Debt Financing
  • Investment Funds Work 
  • Mezzanine and Second Lien Financings
  • Syndicated Credit Facilities
  • Tax-Exempt and Liquidity Support

We use our extensive knowledge of both traditional and cutting-edge transactional structures to enhance our clients’ competitiveness and ensure their success in an evolving marketplace. Areas of our industry specialization include:

  • Automotive
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Gaming 
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and Broadcasting
  • Precious Metals
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

We represent clients in all parts of the commercial lending and finance industry, including banks, specialty finance firms, investment funds, insurance companies, private equity investors, and portfolio companies. We serve some of the nation’s and indeed the world’s leading financial institutions, including:

  • Atalaya Capital Management
  • Audax Group
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Banyan Mezzanine 
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • California Impact Management
  • Capital One
  • CapX Partners 
  • Citigroup
  • CIT
  • DDJ Capital Management
  • Fidus Investment Corporation
  • General Electric Capital Corporation
  • Hercules Technology Group
  • ING
  • John Hancock
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • KeyBank
  • Liberty Mutual
  • MFS Investment Management
  • NewStar Financial
  • Raymond James Bank
  • RBS Citizens
  • Sovereign Bank
  • TD Bank
  • Tregaron Captial Partners
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank

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EU: European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) Reports on the Need for Regulatory Scrutiny of the ILS Market
Jane Elphick, December 19, 2013
In its latest report on the financial stability of the continent's insurance and pensions industry, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has expressed the need for close regulatory scrutiny of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market to ensure it does not threaten...