Since its inception, the firm has been a leading provider in South Florida of legal counsel to national banks, local commercial and private banks, national commercial credit companies, national commercial leasing companies, as well as foreign banks. Homer Bonner Jacobs Ortiz has strong technical expertise and a deep understanding of the issues financial institutions confront.
In addition to handling litigation, the firm counsels its clients in all phases of consumer and commercial transactions. The firm has experience in lending and secured transactions, loan workouts, mortgages and foreclosures, lender liability counterclaims, venture capital, and international banking matters. From drafting and interpreting loan documents, security agreements, promissory notes, contracts and leases, to commercial litigation, our banking clients can be assured that our knowledgeable and experienced banking and finance lawyers will work to see that their institutional rights are protected.
The firm represents financial institutions and other lenders in connection with the negotiation and preparation of documentation for complex secured and unsecured credit transactions. Transactional matters conducted for major financial institutions include: asset-based lending, loan participations and syndications, derivative swaps, trade financings, and numerous other complex domestic and international lending transactions.
The firm also has experience in the representation of foreign banks desiring to establish or expand banking operations within the United States. The firm has represented foreign banks in establishing representative offices, international bank agencies/branches, commercial bank subsidiaries and broker-dealer affiliates in the United States. Through years of experience, the firm has developed substantial experience in dealing with the numerous issues that invariably arise when a foreign bank decides to expand within the United States.