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Our Banking and Financial Services professionals offer a full range of legal services for arrangers, agents, underwriters, participants, lenders, and borrowers.

Our services range from the formation of financial institutions and their holding companies, to commercial & real estate finance, equipment leasing, litigation, trust department services, regulatory affairs & compliance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, and lending transactions. We also counsel governmental and public entities through virtually every type of tax-exempt (or taxable) governmental borrowing.

Due to the depth and breadth of our experience, we understand the objectives, perspectives, and expectations of all sides of financing transactions.


Jennifer A. Bielfield represents regional and national lenders and borrowers in both bilateral and syndicated transactions, including aircraft financing, vessel financing, export financing guaranteed by The Export-Import Bank of the United States, construction loans, and real estate secured loans. Her clients include the largest nonprofit lender in the Midwest, to which she provides services related to affordable housing and charter school financing. | +1 248.530.6330

Lori Rooney represents lenders, lead arrangers, corporate clients, and administrative agents in the structuring, negotiation, documentation, and closing of credit facilities for a variety of industries. | +1 412.394.2503 | +1 213.417.5318


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. | +1 412.394.7752

Christina M. Barringer maintains a commercial law and transactional practice encompassing a broad range of secured and unsecured debt financing types. Her experience extends to single lender and syndicated credits, tax-exempt financing, equipment financing, acquisition financing, asset-based lending, leveraged lending, subordinated debt, real estate and first lien/second lien structures, and restructurings of all such debt financing types. | +1 412.394.7711

Rachelle A. Camoesas represents financial institutions in the negotiation, documentation, and closing of complex commercial, corporate, and real estate financing transactions. Rachelle’s practice is transactional in nature and involves counseling lenders, borrowers and corporations in credit facilities, inter-creditor relationships, mergers and acquisitions, secured and unsecured debt financing, and general corporate matters. | + 1 213.417.5350

Hayley M. Johnson maintains a corporate and transactional practice related to secured and unsecured debt financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. | +1 313.965.8233

Kendall Smardzewski serves as the Associate Business Unit Director for the Banking & Finance practice. She has spent 12+ years in the legal industry as a business development and human capital expert helping guide both law firm and corporate legal department clients ranging from AmLaw 50 and Fortune 100 firms to boutique and non-profit organizations in strategic hiring initiatives, contingent hiring, and eDiscovery consulting services. | +1 202.640.6673