Faegre Drinker’s corporate trust attorneys resolve problems and uncover opportunities for financial institutions in support of their responsibilities as trustees, indenture trustees, collateral agents, administrative agents and securities administrators. Drawing on a collective wealth of experience, we focus on matters related to complex bond and structured products — among the most complex and closely scrutinized financial services segments. To best advance our clients’ interests, we develop multidisciplinary teams comprising attorneys skilled in finance, litigation, restructuring and bankruptcy. These collaborations generally provide resolutions to challenging issues, from debt issuance to post-default obligations, and the many interrelated steps in between.
We have a proven ability to maximize recovery for certificate and bondholders while providing full protection for corporate trustees. Our extensive litigation experience includes defense of corporate trustees, issues related to structure or trust-preferred securities, intercreditor subordination, sales-leaseback transactions, recharacterization and contract interpretation, domestic and cross-border bankruptcies, and restructuring of taxable and tax-exempt financial products. Whether our clients are confronting actual or potential defaults, disputes with holders or issuers, ambiguities and inconsistencies in trust documents, or trust administration issues, we offer innovative yet reliable legal strategies consistent with their business models and supportive of their most ambitious objectives.