Business Banking and Finance

A cornerstone of the firm, our Business Banking & Finance practice focuses on the lending and regulatory activities of regional and national financial institutions.

Clients rely on Fishman Haygood’s extensive experience in handling unique financing matters, including complex oil, gas and energy financings, vessel financings and structured financings.

Our firm regularly counsels lenders on a broad range of transactions involving the uniform commercial code (UCC), including the UCC as adopted in Louisiana. We frequently advise clients on secured transactions involving asset based lending, debtor-in-possession financing and large scale equipment financing.

Partners of the Firm have served on the Bank Counsel Committee of the Louisiana Bankers Association, including one as Chairman.

Representative Experience

  • First National Bank of Commerce’s issuance of $3.0 billion of bank notes
  • First Commerce Corporation’s $3.1 billion acquisition by Bank One
  • Doane Products Company’s $250 million sale to financial investors