Banking & Finance Law
Cooley, Shrair’s attorneys have represented banks, other lending institutions and private lenders in wide range of business law areas. Its expertise in the loan workout area has resulted in Cooley, Shrair being known as one of New England’s finest law firms for representing the interests of banks. The firm is often used to represent lenders in restructuring and other complicated workout and documentation transactions. Cooley, Shrair has a long history of representing secured and unsecured creditors in all aspects of foreclosure, as well as workouts and bankruptcies.
The firm’s attorneys have appeared in bankruptcy, state court and federal court in numerous matters. It has successfully represented lenders for many years.
When representing lenders or borrowers, Cooley, Shrair’s experience has resulted in remaining focused on “closing the deal.” We are not deal breakers. Cooley, Shrair knows how to focus on the important issues involved in loan negotiation, documentation, including workouts and it does so in a cost effective manner. This is the reason why many borrowers hire Cooley, Shrair. They know that we understand the documentation, as well as the transaction, which saves time and expense.
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