James S. Lawlor

Jim is a member of the Financial Industry Group with extensive and diverse transactional experience representing lenders and borrowers in commercial loan transactions, as well as underwriters, issuers, credit enhancers and trustees in public finance transactions. A significant portion of Jim's practice involves finance transactions in the health care, higher education and non-profit sectors.

In his bank finance practice, Jim has been counsel to lenders and agent banks in the negotiation and documentation of commercial loan transactions, including senior and subordinated, secured and unsecured, bilateral and syndicated credit facilities. He has also represented banks issuing letters of credit in connection with variable rate demand obligations. In addition, Jim represents clients obtaining financing for acquisitions, construction, inventory or working capital in multiple industries.

In public finance, Jim has worked primarily as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel on tax-exempt conduit financings, through various state and local issuing authorities, for the benefit of colleges, hospitals and other nonprofit organizations. He has also worked on similar transactions on behalf of for-profit organizations eligible for tax-exempt financing for manufacturing and exempt facility projects or under temporary disaster relief or economic stimulus legislation. His work in connection with tax-exempt transactions includes the development and documentation of project finance structures for trash-to-energy plants, other solid waste conversion projects, mass transit facilities and manufacturing plants.

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Areas of Practice 1) Public Finance, 2) Financial Industry Group, 3) Syndicated & Commercial Lending/Bilateral Finance, 4) Health Care Finance, 5) Corporate Trust, 6) Corporate Trust Financial Services Litigation and 7) Corporate Trust Insolvency & Restructuring
Law School Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Education Cabrini College, B.A.,1982
Most recent firm Reed Smith LLP
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