Paradise Point Resort & Spa
1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109
Backed by more than 65 years of experience, Pillsbury’s Asset Finance team is a recognized leader in structuring, negotiating and closing transactions for various types of assets, including aircraft, ships, rolling stock, and containers. We represent some of the most active international banks and investors in the financing of transportation-related assets as well as other kinds of collateral, such as floating drilling rigs, satellites and manufacturing equipment. We have substantial experience with international export credit agencies and government-supported programs, such as Ex-Im Bank.
Pillsbury lawyers provide comprehensive counsel on all types of over-the-counter and exchange traded derivatives and structured products to a wide range of clients, including dealers, asset managers, funds and corporate end users. We help structure, negotiate and document derivatives and structured products transactions, whether they are stand-alone or embedded in larger financings and provide regulatory advice to our clients. We are experienced across asset classes, including equity derivatives, credit default swaps, commodity hedging, fixed income, real estate and foreign exchange.
Pillsbury has helped set industry standards for regulatory compliance and corporate governance in the Fintech space for many years, developing high-level strategy for some of the biggest names in banking along the way. Our team has an extensive history of advising clients on issues related to virtual currencies, loyalty programs, and closed-loop stored value systems, and has also provided counsel on how financial regulations apply to digital currency such as Bitcoin since the exchange’s earliest days.
Pillsbury regularly represents financial institution and corporate clients in international and U.S. financing transactions. We structure complex transactions including leveraged buyouts and are regarded as innovators of novel financing structures, including some of the first amend-and-extend and hybrid amend-and-extend/forward-start facilities, and the development of multi-tranche capital debt facilities. With deep understanding of the market across all industries, we position our clients to achieve their commercial lending and borrowing goals.
Pillsbury regularly advises the world’s leading financial institutions, sponsors and developers on the development, acquisition and financing of projects that shape the future. The firm has helped clients lay the groundwork for sophisticated projects across the United States and in more than 75 countries across six continents, earning praise as one of the field’s premier legal advisers. With their experience, Pillsbury lawyers also possess the imagination necessary to devise novel solutions that enable clients to achieve their business objectives.
Approximately 30 dedicated legal practitioners in Washington, DC, New York and California focus exclusively on providing sophisticated financial regulatory advice regarding complex banking and securities regulatory matters for both U.S. and international financial institutions. Our team includes lawyers who have worked for government agencies that regulate financial institutions. From more than 50 years of interacting with staff members at state and federal agencies, we have developed professional relationships and experience, enabling us to provide effective regulatory guidance with a business perspective.
Voted Export Credit Agency Law Firm of the Year and North America’s Best Trade Finance law firm, Pillsbury provides strategic guidance worldwide on export credit and other development finance institution funded transactions. Our experience includes (i) financings involving ECA, DFI and multilateral finance organizations in more than 40 countries (ii) the issuance of Ex-Im Bank supported bonds, (iii) traditional trade financing, (iv) highly structured cross-border financings of assets and infrastructure projects supported by government guarantees or insurance, and (v) commodity finance transactions.
Combining industry-specific dispute resolution experience with strong working relationships with regulatory authorities, Pillsbury’s Financial Services Litigation team represents financial institutions in the U.S. and around the globe. From litigating class actions to defending clients in DOJ, IRS and other regulatory and government agency probes to structuring unprecedented settlements between Swiss financial institutions and U.S. prosecutors, Pillsbury helps financial institutions resolve disputes on favorable terms through courts, arbitration or other means of dispute resolution. We also provide legislative, regulatory and reputational advice.
Pillsbury’s Insolvency & Restructuring practice lawyers represent financial institutions in dealing with troubled credits. Whether the financial institution is a sole lender or the agent for a syndicate, Pillsbury handles the workout and restructuring or enforcement and bankruptcy, as the credit dictates. In addition to traditional real estate and personal property financing, Pillsbury has experience in areas with special legal and regulatory characteristics including, agriculture, digital media, Federal Communications Commission regulated industries, energy, health care and numerous others.
Acted for Natixis as liquidity provider and depositary on Latin America’s inaugural issuance of Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates. As the first-ever EETC from Latin America, it earned Latin America Deal of the Year.
Represented Sumitomo Chemical, as a sponsor, regarding project documentation and financing of the $5.2 billion Rabigh, Saudi Arabia refining and petrochemicals complex, Project Finance International’s Middle East and Africa Petrochemical Deal of the Year.
Represented agent lender secured by multiple condominium projects facing environmental, criminal activity and construction completion issues. Obtained receiver that resolved issues resulting in receiver’s sale of the condominium projects to a national developer.
Received more than a dozen Deal of the Year awards for energy and project finance transactions, and in 2015 alone, seven transportation finance transactions received Deal of the Year recognition.
Voted Export Credit Agency Law Firm of the Year and Best Trade Finance Law firm in North America by Trade Finance magazine.
The Legal 500 ranked Project Finance practice among the top in the United States in 2014 – 2016.