Business and Commercial Transactions
Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot attorneys represent business organizations and individuals in a broad spectrum of commercial transactions. This representation includes mergers and acquisitions, commercial and real estate loan documentation for financial institutions and real estate acquisition, development and marketing. Our attorneys negotiate and document commercial transactions in a variety of industries, including banking and other financial institutions; real estate development; construction projects; health care providers; tourism and entertainment; government contractors; and mineral, fishery and other resource development.
Throughout the last 40 years, we have represented financial institution lenders in both good and bad economic times. Our attorneys negotiate, draft, and interpret all types of commercial loan documents, including loan commitments through loan and security agreements, deeds of trust, promissory notes, and escrow instructions. Financial institutions entering the Alaska market often seek our attorneys’ guidance to establish operations that conform to Alaska law on lending practices, consumer protection, and creditor remedies. We also negotiate, draft, and interpret documents for loan restructurings and workouts as well as advise lenders on strategies to deal with defaulting borrowers and with loan participants.