Keith has served as counsel to agent-banks, lead arrangers, lenders and lending groups, including national/international institutional lenders, community banks and farm credit associations, as well as developers, corporate borrowers and industrial companies. He advises clients on syndicated and non-syndicated finance vehicles for real estate-based construction and acquisition, as well as corporate initiatives. He also works on commercial/industrial project and asset-based finance transactions.
Regardless of the deal type, Keith believes that, in addition to having the technical legal knowledge required to complete transactions, finance lawyers must partner with their clients by bringing to the table a business-focused perspective that couples risk mitigation with flexibility in a manner that fits those clients’ objectives and needs.
This philosophy carries over into his work on structuring subordinated, mezzanine, and second-lien debt finance deals, as well as his approach to workouts and restructurings.
As Keith puts it, he aims to effectively and efficiently close deals and achieve the results his clients seek, while remaining conscious of both the big picture and the fact that the details often determine how that big picture ends up looking.