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Lisa S. Wren

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Pittsburgh

One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Education
J.D., Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 1996
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1993
State Bar Licenses
Pennsylvania
New Jersey

Lisa S. Wren

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Lisa S. Wren's clients rely on her to successfully close their toughest deals.  She provides skillful and market-driven advice to global and major national financial institutions, as well as multi-national corporations, in a wide variety of commercial credit transactions.  These include multi-­lender agented credit facilities to publicly traded corporate groups, middle market loans to private businesses, schools and healthcare facilities (physician practice groups, hospitals, nursing homes, CCRCs and assisted living facilities), acquisition facilities, loans to private equity­ sponsored companies, asset-­based loans incorporating complex borrowing base formulations, bond financings including direct purchases, inter­company loans, letter of credit facilities, agricultural loans, mezzanine loans and commercial and construction mortgages. 

Lisa quickly zeroes in on her clients’ key needs, including structuring term sheets, drafting and negotiating loan documentation, clearing title, analyzing lien perfection best practices  and evaluating corporate and acquisition due diligence.  When a difficult issue arises, her clients count on her for timely and practical solutions.  She routinely leads dynamic, inter-office teams, bringing Clark Hill’s deep bench and specialty experience onboard. 

In-house counsel also retain Lisa to tackle special projects, including creating and updating form credit documentation, and providing cost-effective non-disclosure agreement and syndicated lending participation reviews. 

Prior to joining Clark Hill, Lisa held positions with an AmLaw 100 and an AmLaw 200 firm, where she secured credit transactions with a broad range of collateral, including health care insurance receivable, cable and television licenses and franchises, certificated and uncertificated investment property, third­ party deposit and brokerage accounts, intellectual property, trust assets and fixtures. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable R. Barry McAndrews of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, where she gained valuable insight into the resolution of business disputes at the trial ­court level. 

During law school, Lisa earned distinction as a Managing Editor of the Villanova Law Review and published her article “United States v. Cheeley: Leaving the Back Door Open for Arbitrary Death Sentencing.” Lisa continues to write and speak on current topics in her field, recently teaching for both the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. 

In 2009 and 2010, Lisa was honored by her peers and named to the New Jersey Rising Stars® list, which represents only the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in New Jersey. She was also named a “Top 40 Under 40” lawyer by the New Jersey Law Journal.

Publications

  • “New Generations of Lawyers Seek a Better Workplace,” The Legal Intelligencer, Top Women in Law Special Section, November 2016
  • New Jersey's Recent Changes to UCC Laws - Impact on Secured Parties, E-Alert, June 2015
Memberships
Banking Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
Experiences

After 3 ½ years, the dogged prosecution of nine separate federal and state lawsuits In Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and two late night closings, all involving seemingly intractable fraudulent transfer and lien priority issues, a multi-disciplinary team of Clark Hill lawyers recently concluded a massive commercial loan work-out for our Bank client that resulted in the recovery of substantially the entire eight figure, 10 year old debt owed by the Bank’s most recalcitrant borrower, with significant contributions from his foreign partners. 

Practice Areas
Banking & Financial Services
Areas of Emphasis
Commercial & Real Estate Finance
Industries
Banking