Banking and Finance Team Adds Another Top Attorney

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Posted Feb 16, 2023

Messerli Kramer is pleased to announce that our Banking and Finance team added yet another top attorney to its ranks. Shannon Cook arrives to Messerli Kramer with years of experience in drafting, structuring, and negotiating complex loan transactions, as well as reviewing legal opinions, examining title and survey documents, and conducting due diligence in an array of deals.

At MK, Shannon Cook will focus her practice on commercial lending and tax-credit-based financing operations, adding to our deep bench of attorney experience with Michelle Jester, Brett Perry, Meghan Marty, and Thomas Hainje.

You can read more about Shannon Cook here.

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.