Commercial Lending

Specializing Attorneys

Van DeWater & Van DeWater LLP has extensive experience representing commercial lenders in New York and beyond with respect to all manner of financing transactions, including, but not limited to:

  • Real estate construction, acquisition and project loans
  • Commercial and standby letters of credit
  • U.S. Small Business Association Section 7(A) and 504 loans
  • CIRA (common interest realty association) loans
  • Refinancing and loan workouts
  • Inventory and equipment financing
  • Asset-based and working capital financing
  • Bridge loans
  • Inter-creditor arrangements
  • Mezzanine financing and participation loans
  • And all other manner of secured and unsecured financing

Our law firm has decades of experience drafting loan documents, reviewing applicable due diligence and highlighting those issues most relevant to lender and borrowers in their risk mitigation analyses. We have extensive experience in virtually every type of loan transaction, from term loans to revolving credit facilities, ground lease financing to real estate acquisition loans, covering all types of collateral, including commercial and mixed use real estate, non-realty business assets, account pledges and other UCC Article 9 collateral.

Our team’s expertise in lending matters does not end upon the closing of the deal. In the event of a non-performing loan, Van DeWater & Van DeWater LLP is well equipped to handle all manner of lending enforcement work, with particular expertise dealing with New York mortgage foreclosures.

In addition, our attorneys regularly represent borrowers and developers with respect to their financing needs. Whether that representation pertains to hotel or multifamily real estate finance, SBA loan transactions, office building acquisition or shopping center construction loans, Van DeWater & Van DeWater LLP has the knowledge, experience and drive to bring your lending transaction to a successful and expedient close.

Our team of lawyers has the experience within the financial industry to understand the full range of complex legal issues involved in the increasingly regulated commercial lending market, whether we are counsel to a bank in negotiations with a large-scale construction contractor or to a credit union lending money to a first-time small-business owner. Our attorneys are well versed in risk mitigation and are always up to date on trends affecting the commercial lending market.