Wisler Pearlstine has represented banks for over 50 years as lender’s counsel for commercial loan documentation, intercreditor’s facilities, and loan disputes.  We have also acted as bank’s counsel in connection with leases and land development, lender owned real estate, completion of defaulted construction projects, and documentation for subsidiaries and holding companies.  Because the firm provides a wide range of legal services to developers and municipalities in connection with land development, we are better able to assist our bank clients in the legal aspects of land development relating to loan documentation, bank branch development and the completion of projects in lender owned real estate matters.

The firm also represents borrowers in connection with bank loans for commercial, office, shopping center, industrial, subdivision and land development projects. Since we have had extensive experience from both the lender’s and borrower’s point of view, we are better able to recognize and address even the most unusual and complex issues which arise in connection with bank loans—and thus prevent problems down the road.

What we do:

Here is a partial listing of some of our services:

  • Commercial Loan Documentation
  • Loan Documentation for: shopping centers, apartment complexes, residential subdivisions, industrial parks and mixed-use developments
  • Intercreditor Facilities
  • Organizational Documentation for Subsidiaries and Holdings
  • Bank Branch Leases and Land Development
  • Lender Owned Real Estate Transactions
  • Completion of Defaulted Construction Projects
  • Loan Disputes

Why Clients Choose Wisler Pearlstine

We are leaders in banking law. We have developed an expertise in the substantive and procedural law that enables us to quickly attack problems and issues facing our clients.  We document and close deals efficiently. Several members of our team serve on the boards of prestigious local banks so we are extremely familiar with the issues facing both borrowers and lenders. Our goal is to assist our clients, grow their revenues and prevent problems down the road.

We draw from other disciplines of the law in assisting our bank and borrower clients. We have extensive practice experience in tax law, corporate and business-entity formation, management and succession planning. Our expertise in zoning and land development is recognized throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.  And since we litigate commercial and construction contract cases, we know what can happen when matters fall apart so we can avoid many pitfalls for our clients.

Recent Representative Matters:

  • We have represented borrowers as well as lenders in multi-million dollar transactions, documenting dozens of loans a year.


  • Michael J. Clement
  • Michael J. O’Donoghue