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Shad E. Sumrow
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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 2014 edition of Best Law Firms, the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices from the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America®. 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 2013 by Chambers & Partners, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top eight firms in Texas in the Banking & Finance category.  According to one client quoted by the directory, Thompson & Knight is “a very experienced firm with very strong lawyers.”
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 by Woodward/White Inc., which lists 12 Thompson & Knight attorneys in the Banking and Finance Law category.

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.