D. Craig Russell IIID. Craig Russell III Clark Hill
D. Craig Russell III
D. Craig Russell III is in the firm's Banking & Financial Services practice group. He brings over seventeen years’ experience representing both lenders and borrowers in commercial finance transactions and is focused on meeting his client’s needs and expectations in the most effective and efficient way possible through open communication, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic. Ultimately, he understands his role as facilitator when executing the client’s business transaction and is mindful of the necessary balance between the technical/legal and practical/business elements of each transaction.
Specifically, Craig represents clients in connection with the documentation, negotiation and consummation of a wide variety of commercial finance transactions including asset-based working capital finance, commercial/industrial loans (both secured and unsecured) and commercial real estate financing transactions. Representative transaction structures include:
- single-bank/single borrower
- syndicated loans
- complex financing structures, including:
- mezzanine loans
- senior term loans and bond/indenture financings
- intercreditor/subordination documentation)
He also serves as review counsel for commercial lenders acting as co-lenders in syndicated transactions.
In addition to loan origination transactions, Craig also represents commercial lenders on issues regarding creditors’ rights and the documentation and negotiation of commercial loan restructuring and workouts.