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Lisa Wren represents financial institutions and businesses in secured (including asset-based) and unsecured credit and real estate transactions, including agented and bilateral loan facilities and financing leases. Lisa represents clients in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, publicly traded corporations, foreign and cross-border aspects, insurance, education and healthcare providers, public utilities, technology companies, agricultural producers, and more.

Her clients rely on her to successfully close their toughest deals. These deals 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.

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.


J.D., Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 1996
B.A., University of Michigan, Michigan, 1993


New Jersey Rising Stars (2009-2010)*

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Named a “Top 40 Under 40” lawyer by the New Jersey Law Journal


Banking Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association

State Bar Licenses

Pennsylvania, New Jersey