Neal Kaminsky > Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile
Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. Offices
1221 MCKINNEY STREET, SUITE 2100
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Finance; Real Estate Finance; Energy Finance; Midstream; Oilfield Services; Leveraged Financings; Asset- Based Lending; Private Credit Finance; Environmental and Social Governance (ESG)
Chair – Finance Practice Group
Neal’s practice includes representing domestic and foreign financial institutions, other lenders and borrowers in bilateral and syndicated financings involving unsecured and secured first lien, second lien and other subordinated debt transactions. He has closed financial transactions involving commercial lending, asset-based lending, energy lending, real estate lending, and the private bank lending markets. Neal has a deep understanding of advising, negotiating and documenting several phases of the lending transaction, from the front-end to loan restructuring, workout and foreclosure.
J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston, 1994, Law Review
The derivatives practice at Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. is diverse, encompassing a wide variety of asset classes, including equity, FX and increasingly environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments. The group advises buy-side and end-user clients, including an impressive array of institutional investors. Areas of expertise include traditional and more exotic hedging and derivatives, project finance-related hedging agreements, over-the-counter and structured derivatives, as well as ISDA regulatory and prime brokerage advice. Contacts in the team include Houston-based Neal Kaminsky, who leads the practice group; Giorgio Bovenzi, who has built a strong global credit risk practice and is rated by clients for his ‘solution-oriented‘ service; Matthew Frankle, a specialist in equity derivatives and margin loans; and Brian Sung, who maintains a very broad practice covering a variety of structured transactions for buy- and sell-side clients. Washington DC’s Phil Lookadoo is an expert in energy and project finance-related derivatives and commodities issues. Named lawyers are based in New York unless stated otherwise.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
- Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas
- Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products
- M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
- Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional