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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 2015 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 2014 by Chambers & Partners, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top nine firms in Texas in the Banking & Finance category.  According to one client quoted by the directory, Thompson & Knight provides “excellent service - they're prompt, they're smart, their documentation is second to none and they're practical. They don't get bogged down in the detail, and understand the business side.”
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 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.