Commercial Loans for Western Pennsylvania Creditors

From simple loans to complex multi-tiered transactions, we protect our clients’ rights

At Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky, our dedicated creditors’ rights team ensures that independent lenders and banking institutions alike are well protected when issuing commercial loans. By partnering with our clients, we are able to provide industry-specific counsel in drafting, structuring, and negotiating all commercial transactions for secured and unsecured lenders.

Our Banking, Creditors’ Rights and Insolvency Group lawyers counsel commercial and corporate clients through all phases of a commercial loan transaction, providing a thorough risk and cost-benefit analysis.

Extensive finance experience

At SMGG, our lending attorneys offer guidance with:

  • Real estate acquisitions
  • Land use and zoning laws
  • Syndication and participation agreements
  • Leveraged leasing
  • Committed revolving credit facilities
  • Government assisted loan transactions, including U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans
  • Government regulation and permitting
  • Equipment, facility, and inventory financing
  • Tax structures financing
  • Securities law

Our work in these fields has made us a foremost authority on complex bankruptcy and credit-related litigation matters. We understand the importance of timelines and the need for a swift resolution to any problems that may arise. Our strict adherence to the latest regulations assures our clients that every part of the process, from drafting the document to due diligence review, is done correctly the first time, every time.

Keeping clients in compliance

SMGG understands that the best way to serve our clients is to make their business our business. We routinely issue Client Alerts to keep clients in compliance and keep up-to-date with the rules and regulations affecting creditors and lenders, including:

  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Regulation E
  • Regulation M
  • Regulation Z
  • Uniform Consumer Credit Code

Our legal team counsels non-profit, banking, and lending clients in standard procedures for licensing and debt collection and carefully reviews all documentation regarding equity loans, governance documents, lines of credit, and installment contracts for sales and leases. Led by attorneys Christopher Azzara and Joseph Lawrence, two of only nine attorneys Board Certified in the area of Creditors’ Rights Law by the American Board of Certification in Pennsylvania, we ensure that our clients are protected in transactional matters as well as in litigation procedures.

Our Banking, Creditors’ Rights and Insolvency Group lawyers harness our knowledge in matters of real estate, business, banking, and bankruptcy law for every creditor we protect. By doing so, we offer a well-rounded look at our clients’ options, using our multiple perspectives to craft our strategies. We partner equally well with in-house counsel and with creditor committees, as evidenced by our frequent retention as special litigation counsel on various complex bankruptcy matters.

Discover the power of Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky representation

From commercial loans to workouts, the attorneys of SMGG put the rights and needs of creditors first. We work hand-in-hand with our clients to foster their long-term economic growth. For more information, please contact Christopher J. Azzara at (412) 281-5423 or cazzara@smgglaw.com.