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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 2015 by Chambers & Partners, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top 11 firms in Texas in the Banking & Finance category, noting that the Firm offers a “finance team with expertise in many industries” that “assists clients across the full range of financial matters.” According to one client quoted by the directory, “they care about your issues and concerns and your matter is handled professionally and directly.”
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 by Woodward/White Inc., which lists 12 Thompson & Knight attorneys in the Banking and Finance Law category. Additionally, more Thompson & Knight attorneys are listed in the practice area of Securitization and Structured Finance Law than any other firm in Texas.

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.