Lending and Finance

Lenders and borrowers alike need legal service that understands the dynamic market and helps simplify the complexity of transactions wherever possible.

Clients trust Taft’s Lending and Finance team to bring a practical, business-oriented approach to each transaction. With an obsessive attention to client service, our team works to be accessible throughout the financing process while keeping quick turnaround a priority. Our clients are actively engaged in their businesses, and we are actively engaged in providing timely, astute and efficient counseling to help clients achieve their strategic goals.

Taft’s lending and finance attorneys have a sophisticated understanding of the expectations and complex elements of a financing transaction. We know that the right solution often requires experience that is strategically tailored to our clients.

Taft’s lending and finance attorneys have experience representing borrowers, as well as traditional and non-traditional lenders. Our team counsels clients on a variety of financing needs, including:

  • Traditional working capital and equipment finance.
  • Acquisition finance (senior and mezzanine).
  • Asset-based lending.
  • Capital call lines of credit.
  • Debtor-in-possession financing.
  • Project finance.
  • Public finance.
  • Real estate finance.
  • Equipment leasing.

We have access to a broad range of complimentary practice groups that help guide clients through often complicated regulatory hurdles. Attorneys in the Lending and Finance group are also active in Taft’s Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Gaming and Hospitality, Creditor Rights and Real Estate practices. We represent sponsors, lenders and borrowers, as well as corporations engaging in complex mergers and acquisitions and other transactions.

Our attorneys work in cohesive teams, responding quickly and efficiently with the right approach to avoid a problem, resolve a problem or take advantage of an opportunity. We have earned repeated recognition by peers and legal publications for our strong technical skills and our continued dedication to superior client service.

Related Practices


  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Illinois, Indiana and Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Illinois, Indiana and Ohio Rising Stars
  • Ranked National Tier 1
    by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 
    2020 “Best Law Firms”

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