Banking and Financial Services
Lenders and financial institutions in need of expert guidance on complex matters seek counsel and strategy from Whitfield & Eddy attorneys. We deliver a wide range of legal services to banks and other financial institutions including lending matters within a broad range of sizes and complexity, including asset-based lending, acquisition financing, real estate lending and project financing, together with traditional commercial lending.
Whitfield & Eddy attorneys primarily represent banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions on finance and lending matters including commercial, corporate, agricultural, construction, and real estate lending, project finance, and enforceability opinions.
We provide clients customized loan documents for unique loan transactions, guiding our clients to minimize risk in both secured and unsecured transactions. Attorneys work with our clients existing loan programs and procedures to streamline their delivery of credit facilities to their customers.
We regularly represent banks and financial institutions in the restructure and recovery of complex problem business credits when loans become problematic. Our attorneys have experience in many aspects of the process, including negotiating, restructuring and re-documenting the credit, litigating loan recovery actions, representing clients in bankruptcy proceedings, and defending lender liability claims.
Whitfield & Eddy attorneys have significant experience representing secured and unsecured creditors, acquirers, and other parties in interest in uniform commercial code legal disputes, foreclosure, judgment enforcement, contentious and consensual bankruptcies, workouts, restructurings, and other matters relating to financially distressed borrowers. We represent clients in enforcing their rights in state court commercial collection actions, bankruptcy proceedings, and defending lender liability claims. Our clients include financial institutions, trade creditors, financing lenders, creditors’ committees, and purchasers of financially distressed businesses.
Our attorneys are admitted to practice in all of Iowa’s state and federal courts and are frequent speakers to attorneys and business groups locally and regionally on bankruptcy law and creditors' rights.
Honors & Awards
Whitfield & Eddy lawyers are highly regarded for their insight and skill. They have been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Great Plains Super Lawyers.
Chosen as the 2015 winner of Corporate Intl Magazine's Global Award in Trial Law - Law Firm of the Year in Iowa, and Bankruptcy Law - Law Firm of the Year in Iowa.
- From 2013-2016, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. was chosen by Best Lawyers® (a division of U.S. News & World Report) as a Tier 1 "Best Law Firm" in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law.
- In addition, the firm was named a "Best Law Firm" in the areas of: Commercial Litigation (Tier 2: 2014, 2015; Tier 3: 2016); Litigation-Banking & Finance (Tier 2: 2015, Tier 3: 2016); and Litigation-Bankruptcy (Tier 2: 2014, 2015, 2016); Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (Tier 2: 2016); Employment Law - Individuals (Tier 1: 2016); Employment Law - Management (Tier 2: 2016); Litigation - Labor & Employment (Tier 2: 2016).