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Financial Transactions

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in sophisticated financial transactions. Our ability to achieve successful outcomes, give expert and practical advice, and provide conscientious and responsive service has allowed us to build a large and growing group of loyal clients and a premier reputation in the Pacific Northwest.

Our team members assist clients in transactions involving commercial lending, real estate lending, public finance, affordable housing, workouts, and syndicated credits. We represent regional and national banks and other commercial lenders, and public and private borrowers. With our broad experience and creative legal insight, we add efficiency to routine transactions and strategic thinking to more complex transactions. Our knowledge of the financial markets, the regulatory environment, and the players in the market allows us to provide additional value to each transaction.

We know that in order to effectively represent our clients, we must understand both the lender's and the borrower's business and goals. We view communication between the client and its advisers as a key component of such an approach. From structuring the transaction through documentation, negotiation, and closing, we listen to our clients' needs and help them reach a successful outcome.

Representative Experience

Represented national bank in $50 million revolving loan to major commercial real estate developer.
Prepared and negotiated key documents for multi-tranche convertible debt offering for privately held, early-stage company.
Managed due diligence process, prepared letter of intent, and negotiated and prepared acquisition agreement and all other transaction documentation in $30 million strategic acquisition of target corporation effected through an exchange of shares by private-equity-backed company, with simultaneous negotiation of new credit line terms from our client’s principal lender.
Commercial Lending
Represented separate institutional lenders in various transactions documenting commercial loans for various borrowers, including preparation of the loan agreements and related collateral security documents, guaranties, and pledges.

Real Estate Secured Loan
Represented the borrower in negotiating and closing an eight-figure multiasset real estate secured loan transaction.

Unusual Collateral
Represented an institutional lender in structuring and documenting a commercial loan secured by a borrower who had won the lottery.
Assisted nonprofit developer in rehabilitation of a historic building and converting it into affordable housing. Gave advice with respect to structuring the multiple sources of financing. Assisted in negotiations regarding and documentation of bank financing and investment by equity investor.