• Biography

    Neal Kaminsky, chair of the Finance Practice Group, is an experienced finance lawyer who takes a practical and results-oriented approach to negotiating and closing various types of financial transactions, including commercial lending, energy and real estate. Clients engage him for his roll-up-the-sleeves attitude, broad experience, and ability to close many types of transactions. He is a trusted advisor and lenders and companies come back to him for his responsiveness and pragmatic team approach.

    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. Over his career Neal has been recognized by clients, peers and organizations for his experience and success, including Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners (2006-2021). He was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Banking and Finance Law in 2020-2021. He was also recognized in Legal 500 U.S., 2020.

    Neal is active in several industry organizations, including the Association for Corporate Growth, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Commercial Finance Association. Neal has also been involved in community-based organizations, such as serving on the board of directors of the Houston Tool Bank and volunteering for various faith-based not-for-profit groups.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston, 1994, Law Review
    • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1991
  • Admissions

    • Texas