Karen R. Thompson

(804) 343-5229
(804) 783-6192 Fax

Ms. Thompson is a partner in the firm’s Richmond, Virginia office and concentrates her practice in the areas of banking and public finance. She represents foreign and domestic commercial banks and other financial institutions as direct lenders and as providers of credit enhancement and liquidity support in a wide range of transactions. In addition, Ms. Thompson serves as counsel to commercial banks and insurance companies as providers of interest rate swaps and as providers of structured investment products such as guaranteed investment contracts, forward delivery agreements and repurchase agreements.

  • Represented lead bank in a banking syndicate which provided credit enhancement for approximately $436,000,000 of taxable and tax-exempt bonds secured by student loans.
  • Represented liquidity provider in a $270,000,000 tax-exempt municipal bond issuance.
  • Representing direct purchaser of tax-exempt and taxable notes in a $100,000,000 revolving note purchase transaction.
  • Represented purchaser in a private placement of $41,215,000 of tax-exempt securities.
  • Represented lender in an $80,000,000 student loan warehouse financing.
  • Represented bondholder in the workout of a tax-exempt financing.
  • Represented letter of credit provider and bondholder in workouts of tax-exempt financings.
  • Represented bank in connection with its launch of a guaranteed investment agreement program, including preparation of form documents.