Practice Areas

Corporate & Securities  •  

Industry Experience

Banking & Finance  •  

Sol W. Bernstein is Of Counsel with the firm’s Corporate & Securities Group and Banking & Finance Team.

Sol is an accomplished commercial lending attorney with more than 35 years of law firm and in-house experience as counsel to domestic and foreign banks and other lenders. He has extensive experience documenting middle market loans and syndicated credit facilities, with special focus in all areas of commercial lending, including leveraged, structured and acquisition finance, asset-based finance, cross-border and multicurrency lending, private banking, supply chain finance, commodity finance, insurance premium finance, syndications, participations, letters of credit, trade finance, public finance, derivatives, restructurings, sales of distressed debt and workouts.

As a result of his many years of experience, Sol has unique insight when it comes to lending to various industries including apparel, tech, healthcare and finance companies.

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Sol was in-house transactional lending counsel at Valley National Bank.  His previous in-house positions were at Bank Leumi USA, Citibank, Amalgamated Bank and NatWest USA.  He has also been a banking partner with several law firms in the New York metropolitan area.


  • Recipient, Bank Leumi USA, Champions Award (2019)
  • Recipient, Citibank, Pathfinder Award for creative excellence in structuring and closing an Asian market syndicated cross-border credit facility (2015)


  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Banking Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Banking Law Committee
  • Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys


  • Duke University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Brandeis University (B.A.)


  • New Jersey
  • New York



Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys (ACFA): Confidentiality Agreements for Lenders

October 8, 2015

Citibank/WS&B Global Summit: Structuring and Financing Cross-Border Transactions

September 24, 2015

Citibank Credit College: Commercial Loan Documentation


Lorman Seminars: Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation in NJ

2005; 2007-2009

ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Loan Documentation Committee: Interplay Between Swaps and Loan Documentation

April 16, 1999

Robert Morris Associates: Year 2000 For Lenders – Credit Risk & Loan Documentation

November 19, 1998

Banking Law Committee of New York County Lawyers Association: Hidden Issues in Syndicated Loan Agreements

February 18, 1998

ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Banking Law Committee: Hidden Issues in Syndicated Loan Agreements

April 5, 1997

Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys (ACFA): Secret Liens and Priority Primers

October 7, 1996

NatWest Legal Division Annual Legal Update: How to Review a Syndicated Loan Agreement; How to Control Costs of Outside Counsel