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Banking, Commercial, and Consumer Finance

Banking, Commercial, and Consumer Finance

Overview

Carlton Fields represents banks and other financial institutions in connection with commercial finance transactions and consumer lending litigation and regulatory matters. Our commercial finance lawyers represent many of the country’s largest and most sophisticated institutions, including national and regional banks, in the full range of commercial finance transactions, with an emphasis on commercial real estate and asset-backed financing. Our consumer finance lawyers represent banks, servicers, and other industry clients in high-stakes individual and class action consumer litigation with the goal of limiting or eliminating portfolio-level risk. We also provide regulatory and compliance advice on data security, cyber risk, and compliance with federal and state consumer financial protection laws and regulations.  
 
Carlton Fields has extensive experience representing banks and other financial service industry clients in state, federal and bankruptcy court litigation, and arbitration. In addition to defending banks in high-stakes individual and class action consumer litigation, our lawyers counsel and advise the industry on data security, cyber risk, and compliance with federal and state consumer financial protection laws and regulations, including Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations. Learn more about our consumer finance practice.
Our extensive insolvency, reorganization, and restructuring practice includes the representation of foreign and domestic commercial lenders, creditors’ committees, unsecured creditors, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees, court-appointed receivers, assignees, landlords, bondholders, and purchasers of assets of bankruptcy estates. We have also represented debtors in possession in several large Chapter 11 cases. Learn more about our creditors' rights and bankruptcy practice.
We provide strategies and solutions throughout all phases of problem loan resolution, including workouts, litigation, and bankruptcy proceedings. Our representation begins with a thorough review of the debt relationship, which includes an analysis of credit and litigation risk from which we develop a timely, cost-effective strategy. Learn more about our distressed asset and workout representation, and our real estate workouts and problem loan resolution practice.
Our team of commercial lending lawyers offers a multidisciplinary approach that spans the spectrum of real estate finance at all levels of the capital stack. We routinely handle a diverse range of transactions in various roles and capacities, from large, complex structured finance matters to more conservative balance sheet loans, and everything in between. We represent Wall Street investors, life companies, commercial banks, REITs, private equity funds, pension funds, conduits, master and special servicers and rating agencies in a wide range of sophisticated real estate transactions, including the negotiation, documentation, and closing of CMBS, balance sheet, mezzanine, construction, development, and other loans (participations and syndications) involving properties of all types. Learn more about our lending services.

Insights

Our Team

Key Contacts

W. Gregory Null
Shareholder
Gina A. Hough
Shareholder

Additional Members

Nader A. Amer
Associate
Miami
Frank A. Appicelli
Shareholder
Hartford
Erin E. Banks
Shareholder
Tampa
Naomi M. Berry
Shareholder
Miami
Dane R. Blunt
Shareholder
Tampa
Alexandra D. Blye
Shareholder
West Palm Beach
Justan C. Bounds
Shareholder
Atlanta
Alicia Whiting Bozich
Senior Counsel
Tampa
Cathleen Bell Bremmer
Of Counsel
Tampa
Kyle M. Bruno
Associate
Tampa
Jeffrey A. Cohen
Shareholder
Miami
Jeffrey Michael Cohen
Of Counsel
Miami
Chris S. Coutroulis
Shareholder
Tampa
Kate S. D'Agostino
Shareholder
Hartford
Richard A. Denmon
Shareholder
Tampa
Robert W. DiUbaldo
Shareholder
New York
Michael P. Donaldson
Shareholder
Tallahassee
Aaron C. Dunlap
Shareholder
Tallahassee
Steven C. Dupré
Shareholder
Tampa
David B. Esau
Shareholder
West Palm Beach
Robert S. Freedman
Shareholder
Tampa
David L. Gay
Shareholder
Miami
Robert N. Gilbert
Shareholder
West Palm Beach
Kristin A. Gore
Shareholder
West Palm Beach
Shannon B. Gray
Of Counsel
Tampa
Merrick L. Gross
Shareholder
Miami
Clifton R. Gruhn
Shareholder
Miami
Alan M. Grunspan
Shareholder
Miami
M. Derek Harris
Shareholder
West Palm Beach
Brian A. Hart
Shareholder
Miami
Jourdan R. Haynes
Shareholder
Tampa
Emil Hirsch
Shareholder
Washington, D.C.
Aaron A. Holman
Associate
Orlando
Matthew H. Jacobson
Shareholder
Miami
Amanda Romfh Jesteadt
Shareholder
West Palm Beach
Donald R. Kirk
Shareholder
Tampa
Jocelyn M. Kirsch
Associate
Tampa
Paul E. Kisselburg
Of Counsel
Washington, D.C.
Alon Lagstein
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
Joseph H. Lang Jr.
Shareholder
Tampa
Hywel Leonard
Of Counsel
Tampa
Edgel C. Lester Jr.
Of Counsel
Tampa
Markham R. Leventhal
Shareholder
Washington, D.C.
William Mark Levinson
Shareholder
Los Angeles
Jin Liu
Shareholder
Tampa
Brad S. Markoff
Shareholder
Los Angeles
Julianna Thomas McCabe
Shareholder
Miami
Kathleen S. McLeroy
Shareholder
Tampa
George J. Meyer
Of Counsel
Tampa
H. Scott Miller
Shareholder
Hartford
Dean A. Morande
Shareholder
West Palm Beach
Jeremy J. Mudd
Shareholder
Hartford
Mark A. Neubauer
Shareholder
Los Angeles
Duy Duc "Dewey" Nguyen
Shareholder
Washington, D.C.
Ilan A. Nieuchowicz
Shareholder
West Palm Beach
Christopher M. Paolini
Shareholder
Orlando
Jason Perkins
Shareholder
Orlando
Jimmy Pham
Associate
Orlando
Robert M. Quinn
Shareholder
Tampa
Shayaan S. Raja
Associate
Orlando
Rahul P. Ranadive
Shareholder
Miami
Alan Rosenthal
Shareholder
Miami
Marci P. Schmerler
Shareholder
Atlanta
Samantha T. Schneck
Shareholder
Washington, D.C.
Alex B. Silverman
Shareholder
New York
Daniel B. Simonds
Associate
Los Angeles
William P. Sklar
Shareholder
Tallahassee
Christopher Smart
Shareholder
Tampa
R. Jeffrey Smith
Of Counsel
Hartford
Michele B. Softness
Of Counsel
Miami
Charles W. Throckmorton
Shareholder
Miami
Nora A. Valenza-Frost
Of Counsel
New York
Aaron S. Weiss
Shareholder
Miami
Peter J. Winders
Shareholder and General Counsel
Tampa
Michael L. Yaeger
Shareholder
New York
Michael G. Zilber
Associate
Miami
Alana Zorrilla-Gaston
Shareholder
West Palm Beach

Disclaimer

The information on this website is presented as a service for our clients and Internet users and is not intended to be legal advice, nor should you consider it as such. Although we welcome your inquiries, please keep in mind that merely contacting us will not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Consequently, you should not convey any confidential information to us until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Please remember that electronic correspondence on the internet is not secure and that you should not include sensitive or confidential information in messages. With that in mind, we look forward to hearing from you.