Financial Institutions & Lending
Our attorneys understand the impact of state and federal laws and regulations on financial institutions, including thrift institutions, banks and bank holding companies. Our financial institutions experience includes bank holding company formation, compliance with securities regulation, the distinctive development of in-bank securities brokerage operations and the unique formation of de novo banking institutions. We have developed a national reputation for experience in matters relating to bank mergers and acquisitions, holding company formation, corporate governance, transactions between bank and non-bank affiliates, and interstate expansion. We have also provided counsel to financial institutions of all sizes in connection with retaining and protecting their directors and key management personnel.
Our attorneys have also handled intrastate and interstate banking mergers and acquisitions, holding company formation, corporate governance, retention and protection of directors and key management personnel, transactions between bank and non-bank affiliates, and interstate expansion. We regularly provide advice in the structuring and documentation of complex commercial lending transactions, commercial and consumer real estate loans, secured transactions, electronic banking, financial institution data processing systems, workouts, restructurings and foreclosures.
In addition to ensuring that our clients have properly drafted loan and security agreements and supporting documentation, our attorneys explore ways to reduce the risk of lender liability by keeping abreast of the most recent developments in court decisions and federal and state laws and regulations affecting them.