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James W. McKellar
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Thompson & Knight is a national leader in representing users and providers of capital, including domestic and foreign banks, investment banks, insurance companies, and funds. The Firm received a national ranking for Banking and Finance Law in the 2016 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices. Thompson & Knight's Finance Practice is also recognized by numerous other prestigious legal directories and league tables, including:

  • The League Tables published by Loan Pricing Corporation, which consistently rank Thompson & Knight as one of the top financing firms in the United States.
  • Chambers USA 2016 by Chambers & Partners, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top eight firms in Texas in the Banking & Finance category, noting that the Firm noting that the Firm offers a “sizeable finance practice with an enviable roster of clients” that “also represents major lenders, regularly advising on complex syndicated facilities.”  According to one client quoted by the directory, “they are very good at managing clients’ expectations and understanding both sides of the trade.”
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 by Woodward/White Inc., which lists more Thompson & Knight attorneys for Banking & Finance Law than any other firm in Dallas.

Our attorneys help clients provide or obtain financing through commercial credit facilities, private placements of equity and debt, asset securitizations, leveraged leases and other structured financings, leasing transactions, and hedging and other derivatives transactions. The Firm's clients include domestic and foreign banks, insurance companies, pension fund managers, savings and loan associations, factoring companies, and other lenders around the world, investing in a wide range of industries. We also represent borrowers in many industries, and believe that understanding both the borrower's and the lender's perspectives enhances our ability to represent any party in a finance transaction.