Banking and Finance Team Continues to Expand, Adds Another Top Attorney

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Posted Feb 19, 2024

Messerli Kramer is thrilled to announce the addition of Patrick Messmer to our Banking and Finance team. Patrick arrives at Messerli Kramer with ten years of experience at highly respected firms in both the Midwest and the East Coast. With a background in litigation, Patrick brings a keen eye to his clients’ transactions, navigating potential issues through a framework of litigation avoidance while still maximizing transactional benefits.

At Messerli Kramer, Patrick Messmer’s practice will focus on representing lenders in commercial lending transactions, including construction loans, perm loans, bridge loans, asset-based loans, and bond financing transactions. These loans often involve tax credits, which is Patrick’s primary focus. With one of the premier tax credit practices in the region, Messerli Kramer is excited about the experience Patrick brings in an array of tax credit areas – from Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to Historic Tax Credits to renewable energy tax credits available in solar and wind projects.

Patrick also has experience representing developers, owners, landlords, and tenants in acquisitions, sales, leasing and financing all types of commercial real estate, including redevelopment projects, mixed-use buildings, retail centers, and industrial sites.

Patrick Messmer joins an expanding team at MK, adding to our deep bench of attorney experience with Michelle Jester, Brett Perry, Meghan Marty, and Shannon Cook.

About Messerli Kramer’s Banking and Finance Team

Our attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in all finance matters, including commercial, construction, real estate, tax credits, business assets, participations, receiverships, enforcement, workouts, and foreclosures. Our clients include lending organizations of all sizes, from small local community banks to large national banks with assets measured in the billions. Our clients rely on us for all of their financing needs, including drafting agreements related to commercial construction; term, equipment and real estate financing; enforcing loans secured by real estate or personal property; and documenting alternative credit arrangements.

As intricate and complicated as these financial arrangements can be, our Banking and Finance attorneys simplify the complexities involved in matters to facilitate expeditious loan documentation and decision-making, and to get the transaction or enforcement mechanism accomplished within our client’s parameters.

Banking Operations

  • Loan Product Development

  • Participation Agreements

  • Intercreditor Agreements

  • Loan Portfolio Sales and Acquisitions

  • Regulatory Compliance Consultation

Commercial Financing 

  • Asset-Based Financing

  • Real Estate Financing

  • Working Capital Lines of Credit

  • Guidance Lines

  • Warehouse Financing

  • Letters of Credit

  • Equipment Financing/Leasing

  • SBA Lending

  • PACE Financing

Creditors’ Remedies

  • Foreclosures (advertisement and action)

  • Proceeding Subsequents

  • Evictions

  • Receiverships

  • 5-Week Redemption Reduction Actions

  • Workouts/Restructures

  • Bankruptcy (creditors’ rights)

  • Debt/Judgment Collection

  • Title Insurance Claims

  • UCC Article 9 Enforcement

  • Replevin Actions

  • Breach of Contract Actions

Tax Credit Financing 

  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

  • Federal and State Historic Tax Credits

  • New Market Tax Credits

  • Tax-Exempt Financing

Founded in 1965, Messerli Kramer is a top-20 law firm in Minnesota, with offices in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Plymouth. The firm offers eight distinct practice areas across three divisions, including government relations, banking and finance, corporate and business law, commercial real estate, business litigation, collections and creditors’ remedies, divorce and family law, and estate planning. Visit for more information or call 612.672.3600.