Grand Rapids Attorneys & Counselors


44 Grandville Avenue SW, Suite 200 Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Public & Private Finance Lawyers

Public and Private Finance is more than just numbers. Where once a sharp pencil and a financial calculator would suffice, today’s complex financial instruments require a broad knowledge base of both the financial markets and modern credit facilities utilized by both public and private enterprises.

Unless you are a born number cruncher, chances are you may overlook even the slightest of details.

At Schnelker, Rassi & McConnell, our experienced team of public and private finance attorneys provide comprehensive services for governmental financings, tax-exempt financings, and private entities. Additionally, we serve as borrower’s counsel and corporate trustee counsel in transactions involving a variety of public, private, and tax exempt organizations; including:

  • Regularly represent borrowers in all types of commercial loans, including term loans, line of credit loans, asset-based revolving lines of credit, and conduit, syndicated and other structured financings
  • Regularly represent real estate developers in acquisition, development, construction and term loans for both commercial and residential development projects
  • Serve as company counsel in tax-exempt financings for health care providers and manufacturers
  • Unique expertise in shareholder financing arrangements to create shareholder basis in capital asset loans for purposes of recognizing tax benefit of depreciation and pass through of initial operating losses
  • Advising businesses on raising capital through private placements and other venture capital mechanisms

While having represented financial institutions in the past, we now focus primarily on borrower representation, though our prior work with lenders gives us an advantage over other attorneys who have not experienced both sides of the fence.

The Gamut of Private Finance

Our experience also covers all areas of private finance, from the basic to the complex. Our finance attorneys have represented borrowers on countless real-estate acquisitions, development and construction financings, asset based financing for manufacturers, and fleet and inventory financing for industrial leasing and sales companies.

Knowledgeable Finance Attorneys

Our firm is proud to represent business clients throughout the Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan areas.  If you are in need of an experienced, informed finance attorney to represent your organization in any manner of public or private finance, please contact either Jason Schnelker at 616.828.5370 or Andrew Rassi at 616.828.5375.