Overview

HunterMaclean’s commercial finance practice group practices in a wide range of commercial lending and corporate finance.

We represent state and federally chartered banks, insurance companies, and other prominent financial institutions in numerous jurisdictions in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing loans secured by real estate, equipment, accounts receivable, inventory, letters of credit, or other collateral. This involves, among other things, review and analysis of title reports, leases, surveys, and other third party reports. We also assist our lending clients in modifying, restructuring, servicing, and selling their loans after closing.

Experience

  • Representing lenders and/or borrowers in the financing, acquisition, and leasing of commercial real estate projects across the United States. These transactions involved the customary document preparation/negotiations and coordination of due diligence investigations on matters such as zoning, environmental, survey, and title matters, including title insurance. Many of these transactions involved multiple sites, development funding/construction, joint ventures, long-term escrows, franchises, environmental impacts, etc.
  • Handled closings for sale-leaseback transactions and credit tenant loan transactions involving various types of properties located throughout the country.
  • Represented parties in various types of leasing transactions, including ground lease developments, office leasing, retail leasing, industrial leasing, and warehouse leasing.

The partners in the commercial finance group have in the aggregate over 150 years of experience in handling a wide range of commercial real estate finance and general commercial finance matters. The group has represented nationally and internationally recognized institutional lenders, regional commercial banks, local commercial banks, privately owned businesses, and REITs in thousands of diverse lending transactions throughout the continental United States, including owner-occupied and credit tenant loan transactions involving various types of commercial properties, commercial real estate loans, working capital lines of credit, equipment loans, hedge transactions, and combinations of the foregoing. The commercial finance group’s involvement has included deal structuring, document preparation and negotiations, and coordination or review of due diligence analysis on matters such as leasing, zoning, environmental, survey, and title insurance issues. Many of these transactions involved properties in multiple jurisdictions, letters of credit, tenancies-in-common, ground leases, escrows, reserves, or other complex aspects.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

Growing Small Businesses through Alternatives to Traditional Bank Loans

It takes money to make money, and growing a business requires capital. Small businesses have traditionally turned to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and to banks for loans, but today’s financial landscape provides more options to businesses looking for ways to fund their growth. HunterMaclean attorney Rebecca Clarkson discusses alternative funding options in this article for Business in Savannah.

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News

Attorney Rebecca F. Clarkson Joins HunterMaclean’s Corporate Group

Attorney Rebecca F. Clarkson recently joined HunterMaclean as an associate in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. She has a legal background in financial services, creditor’s rights, and real estate.

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Georgia CEO: HunterMaclean Marks 135 Years in the Practice of Law

The year 2014 marks the 135th anniversary of HunterMaclean. Lucy Adams from Georgia CEO interviewed Managing Partner Frank Macgill regarding HunterMaclean’s history, areas of expertise, milestone anniversary, and future.

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25 HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2014

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.

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28 HunterMaclean Attorneys Among 'Best'

HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, has announced that 28 lawyers from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.

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