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Comprehensive Legal Counsel On Banking And Financing

The Huck Bouma team provides assistance for financial service providers that enhances the effectiveness of their products and services. Attorneys at the firm advise on a full spectrum of legal aspects of the finance industry ranging from negotiations and transactions to litigation.

Clients of the firm include many of the nation’s largest financial institutions, as well as local and community banking organizations. As the largest independent law firm in the Chicago suburbs, Huck Bouma is poised to assist financial service providers – whatever their needs.

Banking And Finance Transactions

The firm’s experienced attorneys counsel institutions in complex financial transactions and with their ongoing operational issues; helping them to provide the most cost-effective solution for their clients.

The firm is a resource for any banking and finance transaction matters, such as aircraft financing agreements and verification of compliance with federal and state financing incentives for businesses.

Legal Guidance On Borrowing And Lending Protocols

Financial institutions turn to Huck Bouma for direction in negotiations and documentation of complex commercial real estate loans including construction and property development financing.

Relevant services include:

  • Advice and documentation regarding special collateral situations including watercraft, railroad rolling stock, limited liability company membership interests, patents and trademarks
  • Coordination, negotiation and documentation of small-issue, 501(c)(3) and qualified private activity conduit bonds whether a bank is simply an intermediary or a bond purchaser
  • Negotiation, structure, documentation and coordination of intercreditor, participation and loan purchase and sale agreements

Attorneys at the firm provide valuable services for commercial lenders and borrowers regarding the term, revolving and line-of-credit loans with single to multientity borrower and guarantor structures.

Tax Incentives For Investment

Banking and finance lawyers at the firm advise entrepreneurs, business owners and investors on the rules and benefits of the federal New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program). Since its inception, this initiative has provided incentives that have stimulated the development of more than 10,000 in distressed communities.

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, this program has “attracted private capital into low-income communities” through tax credits “in exchange for…equity investments in specialized financial intermediaries called Community Development Entities (CDEs).” Attorneys at Huck Bouma help clients take advantage of such opportunities while complying with all requirements.

Litigation And Troubled Assets

When defaults arise, Huck Bouma attorneys will provide effective solutions, including negotiations, mediation, arbitration and litigation when appropriate. Assistance with problem loans includes:

  • Forbearance agreements
  • Reservation of rights
  • Workouts
  • Collections
  • Foreclosures
  • Bankruptcy representation for creditors

In loan default situations, attorneys at Huck Bouma look for the most cost-effective methods of addressing problem loans while working to minimize what can often be an expensive collections and resolution process.

Contact A Financial Services Lawyer In The Chicago Suburbs

From the firm’s law office in Wheaton, attorneys for bank issues advise on regulatory compliance as well as the structuring of loans and the resolution of defaults.

To schedule a consultation regarding any business lending and financing issues, contact Huck Bouma by phone at 630-221-1755 or by completing an online inquiry form.