Corporate Finance

“I have worked with Buckley King for more than 15 years with various financial institutions. During this time frame, I have been extremely impressed with the Firm’s responsiveness to the matters at hand. They are quick to grasp the fundamental issues and provide significant insight to alternative and quick solutions.”

-Principal, Global Investment Management Firm*


Whether on behalf of a lender, borrower, an investor or agency, Buckley King’s goals are to identify positive strategies, introduce opportunities for success and combine resources that produce exceptional results. The Firm aspires to continue in the forefront of pioneering novel solutions on a broad range of financial, business, and regulatory matters. Our experience includes negotiating loan and credit arrangements on behalf of borrowers, as well as structuring, negotiating, and documenting those transactions on behalf of lenders.

Buckley King provides legal advice and representation to the financial services sector across the nation, including:

  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Commercial Finance Companies
  • Equipment Financiers and Lessors
  • Governmental Entities
  • Insurance Companies
  • Non-profit Loan Funds
  • Private Equity Groups
  • Private Lenders
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Trust Companies
Regulatory, Compliance + Community Development

Municipalities, housing authorities, corporations, financial institutions, and state and federal regulatory agencies turn to Buckley King to help achieve projects that foster community and economic development. The firm advocates before state and federal regulatory and administrative agencies concerning development projects, licensing, financial services and educational matters. Buckley King’s experience includes counseling, structuring and closing transactions financed with a broad scope of both private and public financing sources, including:

  • Bond Financing
  • CDFI Fund Grant Programs
  • Community Development Block Grants
  • Federal Stimulus Funding Programs
  • FHA
  • FHLB Affordable Housing Programs
  • Historic Preservation Tax Credits
  • HUD Financing
  • Jobs Ohio Loan Programs
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Ohio Developmental Services Agency Loan Programs
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • NSP I, II and III Financing
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Programs
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Loan Programs

Members of the firm have served as in-house counsel for financial institutions, and as law directors of municipalities, and as such, have drafted ordinances, state and national legislation and prepared contracts for the procurement of services and ensured compliance of project plans and specifications with local ordinances.

Representing both depository and non-depository financial institutions in community development and housing projects, Buckley King prepares applications for certification as Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and has obtained grants, equity and tax credits from the CDFI Fund by leveraging its understanding of the various programs available to certified CDFIs and Community Development Entities throughout the country.

Our attorneys work with state and federal bank regulators, and assist financial institutions in preparing and reviewing their internal policies and business strategies to assure compliance with the changing regulatory environment. We also have significant experience in the formation of de novo banks and the approval of bank and bank holding company regulatory applications.

*This comment was collected as part of the U.S.News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” research process.

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