Practice Areas

Financial Services

Institutional Financing

For over forty years, Paley Rothman’s experienced business and financing attorneys have helped lenders and borrowers to structure many types of sophisticated financing transactions, including large public agency credit-enhanced public financings, asset-based loan transactions and real estate financings. Our experience in representing local and regional banks has given us invaluable insight into the economic and legal requirements of such sophisticated transactions.

Project Finance

Paley Rothman’s financial services attorneys advise developers of residential and commercial property on all financial and transactional stages of project development and finance. We negotiate and prepare agreements for land or site acquisition, draft letters of intent, help coordinate both construction and permanent financing, and prepare contractor, subcontractor and investor documentation.

Investments, Acquisitions and Syndications

Members of this practice group help project developers and syndicators structure creative financing arrangements for investment opportunities. Our attorneys work closely with investment bankers, accountants and our Real Estate and Corporate practice groups to determine the most effective method of capital mobilization for the purchase of a business, including the use of post-acquisition cash flow.

Private Lending

While commercial banks, savings banks, insurance companies and large pension plans traditionally provide financing, some transactions are funded by a private source such as a family member, business associate, closely-held corporation, partnership, or private pension plan. Drawing on our corporate experience and knowledge of ERISA, we provide comprehensive and efficient assistance to help structure and close transactions for borrowers as well as private lenders.

News

May 17, 2022

Jim Hammerschmidt to Host MCSHRM 2022 Employment Law Update

Paley Rothman Employment Law Chair, Jim Hammerschmidt will be hosting MCSHRM's 2022 Employment Law Update - MD, VA & DC. This event will start on June 15, 2022 at 7:30 AM EST.

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Blog

The Case of the United States vs. Bhagat Singh Thind

Continuing our celebration of inspiring Asian American figures for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we bring you the story Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind.

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Awards

Paley Rothman is proud to announce that three of our distinguished attorneys were named 2022 Washingtonian Top Financial Advisers for the 3rd consecutive time amongst approximately 50 Top Estate Attorneys in the DC Metropolitan area. We are honored to have Jeffrey Kolender, Paula Calimafde, and Michelle Chapin in our sophisticated and caring estate planning and estate administration groups. Both groups are known for their familiarity with cutting edge techniques while providing exceptional service to our clients.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 10 of the firm’s attorneys have been named Maryland Super Lawyers for 2022 and two have been selected as Rising Stars. Glenn Cooper has been ranked as a Maryland Super Lawyer Top 10 for the eighth consecutive year and has been on the Super Lawyers list for the past 15 years. Trish Weaver was also honored as one of Maryland's Top 50 Women Super Lawyers, a spot she has held four times in the last six years.

For the 10th year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2022 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

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