Neal M Kaminsky

Neal M Kaminsky



  • Energy, Power and Natural Resources
  • Finance
  • Project Finance and Development

WSG Practice Industries


Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

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 & Partners (2006-2019).

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.

Bar Admissions



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

Energy, Power and Natural Resources | Finance | Project Finance and Development


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Haynes and Boone, August 2020

Since the launch of the Main Street Lending Program, the Federal Reserve (through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, which is implementing the program) issued updates on July 15, 2020 and July 31, 2020 to the Frequently Asked Questions document (“FAQ”), originally published on April 30, 2020, for the three loan facilities available to for profit businesses...

ARRC Releases Updated LIBOR Fallback Language for USD Syndicated Loans
Haynes and Boone, July 2020

Quick Overview The ARRC released an updated version of its recommended LIBOR fallback language for USD LIBOR syndicated loans on June 30, 2020. Among other updates, the updated fallback language recommends a “Hardwired Approach” to effect LIBOR replacement and removes the previous alternative recommendation for an “Amendment Approach...

SBA's COVID-19 Disaster Loan Program
Haynes and Boone, March 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government established to provide assistance and protection in the interest of small businesses. Among its funding programs, the SBA Disaster Assistance program provides low interest loans to help businesses and homeowners to recover from declared disasters – usually for events such as hurricanes or floods...