Banks & Financial Institutions

  1. Overview

    The lawyers at Bouhan Falligant have extensive experience representing financial institutions in connection with the structure, documentation and consummation of complex loan transactions, including commitment letters, letters of credit and collateral documentation. Related issues include the review or preparation of leases, title reports and certificates of title and participation agreements. In addition to commercial lending, Bouhan Falligant represents and advises numerous lenders on a wide range of commercial and consumer loan transactions. We also advise our financial institution clients regarding special asset issues, including debt restructuring, forbearance agreements, bankruptcy matters and related creditors rights and credit/collection issues. The firm works closely with management and boards of directors on matters of corporate governance and shareholder relations. Finally, Bouhan Falligant handles the acquisition, divestiture or formation of specific assets or subsidiaries, including branches and single purpose divisions or subsidiaries.

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    More Than 130 Years of Experience

  2. News & Publications

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Savannah, Ga. – Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce 13 of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “We are incredibly honored to have more Bouhan Falligant lawyers honored […]

    Georgia Brownfield Program Encourages Redevelopment of Environmentally Contaminated Properties

    By John Northup, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Sometimes you’ve got to take the good with the bad. Say, for instance, you have an opportunity to buy a commercial property at the corner of a busy intersection. It’s an excellent location for your new venture, but the property happens to be an […]

    John Northup Joins Bouhan Falligant as New Attorney

    Bouhan Falligant LLP announced today that John Northup has become an attorney with the firm. Northup’s practice will focus on commercial real estate, banking, corporate and litigation. Prior to joining Bouhan Falligant, Northup worked as an attorney at Morris, Manning and Martin, LLP. He has extensive experience handling a wide range of matters for commercial […]

    Preserving Your Construction Lien Rights

    By Maggie Puccini, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Business is booming for the construction industry, and not a moment too soon. Prior to the recent recession, construction employment hit an all-time high of 7.7 million jobs, but then reduced 30 percent of its workforce by January 2011. Over the past six years, […]

    Georgia Trend Recognizes Bouhan Falligant Attorneys as “Legal Elite”

    Four Bouhan Falligant attorneys were recently recognized in the December 2016 issue of Georgia Trend with the publication’s prestigious “Legal Ellite” designation. Legal Elite recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia as selected by their peers. “It is always an honor to be recognized by our peers for outstanding client service,” said Lea […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2017

    Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce nine of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “Being recognized by Best Lawyers in America is an honor not only for our […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Todd Baiad Featured in TradeWinds

    This article was originally published in TradeWinds Weekly. NewLead Holdings has filed a wrongful arrest claim against a group of financial firms led by Ray Capital, alleging that they seized a bulker even though there was no default of the debt at the centre of the dispute. The Greek shipowner’s filings come as a counterclaim […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Todd Baiad Featured in TradeWinds Weekly Article

    This article was originally published in TradeWinds Weekly Four creditors are asking a US federal judge to auction a NewLead Holdings vessel in an effort to collect on promissory notes to the Michael Zolotas-led shipowner. The request is part of growing legal problems encircling the 135,000-dwt bulker NewLead Castellano (built 1990), which has been under […]

    Businesses and Bankruptcy: What You Need to Know

      By Maggie Puccini, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Earlier this month, Hancock Fabrics, Inc. declared bankruptcy. This is the second time in less than a decade that the company — one of the largest fabric sellers in the United States with 250 locations in 37 states — has sought protection from […]

    Georgia Trend Recognizes Six Bouhan Falligant Attorneys as “Legal Elite”

    Six Bouhan Falligant attorneys were recently recognized in the December 2015 issue of Georgia Trend with the publication’s prestigious “Legal Ellite” designation. Legal Elite recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia as selected by their peers. “We are pleased to be recognized by our peers for our attorneys’ outstanding service to clients,” said […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2016

    Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce eight of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “It is especially an honor for so many of our attorneys across a wide […]

    Garnishment Decision Could Expose Banks & Employers to Significant Liability

    By Lucas D. Bradley, Bouhan Falligant Special to Savannah Morning News A September 8, 2015, judgment from the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia may have profound implications for employers, financial institutions, or anyone else attempting to collect on a debt or judgment in Georgia. Judge Shoob, writing for the Court in Strickland […]

    The Resurgence of the 1031 Tax Exchange

    By J. Daniel Falligant Special to SavannahCEO A 1031 tax exchange — also known as a like-kind or Starker exchange — is essentially a swap of one investment asset for another with either no tax or limited tax due at the time of the exchange. The gain on a real estate sale in 1031 is […]

    Subcontractors and Suppliers Should Exercise Their Lien Rights to Ensure Payment on a Construction Project

    By Margaret W. S. Puccini, Bouhan Falligant Special to Savannah Morning News During the real estate recession and even now, many subcontractors and suppliers have learned what happens when a general contractor shuts the doors, goes bankrupt, or uses an owner’s funds for something other than payment to the subcontractors and suppliers who worked on […]

    What to Consider When Selling Your Business

    By John G. Lientz, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah With the beginning of a new year, some business owners consider selling their business. While this is never a simple or easy process, there are often external considerations which prompt this decision. Perhaps there is no viable succession plan, the owner may feel […]

    Historic Building Was Scene For John Berendt’s Book, Now A Law Firm

    Daily Report (ALM Properties) by Katheryn Hayes Tucker. Most law offices don’t have tourists stopping to look and take pictures, but that’s business as usual for Bouhan Falligant in Savannah. The firm is located on Bull Street at the edge of Forsyth Park in a four-story mansion built between 1916 and 1919 by shipping magnate […]

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