Financial Services

Our Financial Services team is fluent in regulatory issues, securities and a broad range of financial and business transactions as well as corporate governance, bankruptcy and labor and employment matters. Our attorneys stand ready to support clients with their needs, whether for a single specialized regulatory area, loan structuring, documentation or workout, or legal counsel related to operations.

We understand financial institutions and the environment in which they operate. Our attorneys have extensive experience in business and other areas of law, in addition to their industry knowledge. By taking time to understand the industry we are able to assist our clients in achieving their objectives efficiently and effectively.

  • Banking
  • Commercial Lending and Leasing
    • Lenders
      • Loan participations
      • Asset and stock acquisition financings
      • Private equity investments
      • Real estate acquisitions and development
      • Construction loans
      • Trade finance
      • Asset-based lending (including equipment, inventory and receivables financing)
      • General working capital finance
    • Borrowers
      • Thoughtful and often substantial due diligence;
      • Negotiation of the complex underlying documentation with financial institutions; and
      • Preparation and delivery of complex legal opinions.
  • Workouts, Restructurings and Insolvency
  • Swaps and Derivatives
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Public Finance
  • Affordable Housing
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Consumer Finance
  • Lender Liability Litigation

We guide clients in the financial services industry through a broad scope of issues and transactions, including:

  • New bank formations
  • Securities Act/Exchange Act filings
  • Regulatory compliance and enforcement
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial and asset-based lending
  • Workouts, restructurings and insolvencies
  • Factoring
  • Swaps and purchases
  • Labor and employment
  • Patent and trademark protection
  • Initial public offerings and secondary offerings

We assist and guide a range of financial services industry clients, including:

  • Federal and state chartered banks and thrifts
  • Federal and state chartered credit unions
  • Bank holding companies
  • Credit card banks
  • Mezzanine lenders
  • Venture capital firms
  • Finance companies
  • Mortgage companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Securities brokers/dealers