Industries & Practices
Banking & Financial Services
We partner with financial services companies nationwide to develop legal, regulatory and compliance strategies.
From local credit unions and community banks to international conglomerates, financial service providers rely on our deep understanding of their markets, business issues, liabilities, risks and opportunities. We help them make proactive and informed decisions that position them for long-term success. Our cost-effective approach to providing legal services and our track record of success make us a valuable partner to any organization in this highly-regulated industry.
"Bricker's banking and finance team has been invaluable to me and my team in structuring, negotiating and administering senior lending transactions. I have found them to provide the utmost attention to protecting the interests of our bank, while at the same time representing us well in the eyes of our customers."
"Bricker & Eckler maintains a timely and efficient working relationship and is well versed in our needs and expectations."
"Seasoned, experienced attorneys who are capable of doing complicated work."
Multi-state mortgage lender acquisition transactio...
Closed complex transaction spanning over a nine-month time period, involving the acquisition by client purchaser of a regulated multi-state mortgage lender, including negotiation and completion of ...More
LIHTC project involving historic tax credits
Represented a national bank in connection with a construction loan for a nine-percent low-income housing tax credit transaction for an affordable housing project located i...More
Port Authority bond transaction for a LIHTC projec...
Represented a national bank in connection with financing a low-income housing tax credit project in Ohio utilizing a port authority bond structure, together with an OHFA H...More
Student Housing Portfolio Refinancing
Represented multiple banks in connection with the refinance of a 225 property student housing portfolio within a 60-day timeframeMore
$120 million mixed-use development project
Successfully led the closing of a mixed-use public-private development project in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Served multiple roles in the project’s financing, including as bond counsel to the d...More
$225 million revolving loan transaction
Represented the lead lender in a $225 million revolving loan transaction to enable the sponsor to leverage ownership in publically traded securities and support additional acquisitions and investme...More
$15 million subscription line of credit
Assisted a client as lender’s counsel for a $15 million subscription line of credit for a private equity fund used to leverage the capital contributions of the fund's limited partners.&nb...More
Acquisition of multiple restaurant franchise locat...
Represented a bank in $25 million financing of the acquisition of 16 restaurant franchise locations by a new franchisee.More
Restructuring of a mezzanine loan
Represented a private investment company in restructuring an $18 million mezzanine loan to a troubled distribution company.More
Construction loan for a mixed-use development proj...
Represented a borrower in an office construction loan for a flagship office building in a new mixed-use development project.More
Areas of Focus
Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance
With in-depth knowledge of state and federal financial services law, our attorneys offer guidance in development of compliance protocols, auditing policies and procedures, regulatory examinations, due diligence training and advertising and sales practice.More
Litigation & Class Actions
We defend financial institutions of all sizes in a variety of litigation proceedings, including consumer finance litigation, CFPB and other regulatory enforcement actions, bankruptcy proceedings, residential contested foreclosures, class actions and litigation management across multiple jurisdictions. Our clients look to us for strategic and focused counsel when facing federal and state statutory causes of action, as well as common law claims.
Banking & Financial Services Litigation >>
FinTech (Financial Technology)
We provide focused and efficient legal advice to clients in various sectors of the FinTech industry, as well as to financial services clients engaging and partnering with FinTech companies. We help industry players make proactive and informed decisions that position them for long-term success.More
Real Estate Finance
Well-versed in the complex documentation and administration of real estate transactions, our team is skilled in handling a variety of loan types and capital financings. We represent lenders of all sizes in connection with construction and permanent loans, state and federal historic tax credit projects, and a variety of general commercial real estate financing transactions.More
We maintain a sophisticated, high-volume commercial lending practice. Our attorneys focus on the representation of financial institutions and other lenders in commercial lending and structured finance transactions, including asset-based credit facilities, second lien and mezzanine facilities, loan syndications, tax credit bridge financing, real estate secured facilities and more.
Creditors' Rights, Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Often representing creditors of troubled businesses, we use a multidisciplinary approach to solve clients’
We connect banks, lenders and financial services companies to the legislative, administrative and regulatory opportunities that support their goals. Our attorneys use firsthand knowledge of complex election, ethics, lobbying and contracting law to build productive relationships with officials and advocate on behalf of clients’ public policy interests.More
The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, passed by Congress, goes to the president for signatureMore
SBA releases Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application and interim final ruleMore
Don’t let good intentions come back to haunt you: Protections for landlords to consider when granting temporary rent relief under commercial leases due to COVID-19More
Bricker lawyers featured in Demotech magazine
The 2023 Winter issue of The Demotech Difference (TDD) magazine features two of Bricker’s insurance attorneys, Greg Lestini and Liz Martini. Greg was interviewed by TDD and discussed his two decades of being an attorney in the everchanging insurance industry.More Mar 29, 2023
Greg Lestini appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' Industry Education Council
Columbus-based Partner & Financial Services/Insurance Chair, Gregory J. Lestini, is appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' Industry Education Council.More Feb 1, 2023
Bill Mason returns to Bricker & Eckler
William D. (Bill) Mason, former Cuyahoga County Chief of Staff and Prosecuting Attorney, has accepted a position in Bricker & Eckler’s Cleveland office, where he served as partner-in-charge before being appointed Chief of Staff for Cuyahoga County in 2019.More Jan 31, 2023
Ohio Court Tracker: The Impact of COVID-19
The goal of the "Ohio Court Tracker" is to pull all of that information into one place in order to allow attorneys, judges, court staff and the general public to quickly identify what courts in all 88 Ohio counties are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.More