• BANKING
    The firm represents community banks, thrifts, and SBA lenders of all sizes in a wide variety of corporate, regulatory, and lending matters. Our lawyers have a combined 75 years of experience in representing financial institutions.
  • COMMERCIAL & SBA LENDING
    The firm has extensive experience in representing banks and non-bank lenders in the origination, structuring, negotiation, documentation and closing of both asset based and real estate secured SBA (both 7a and 504) and commercial loans.
  • REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS & FINANCE
    The firm's newly expanded real estate practice handles a wide variety of commercial real estate and real estate related transactions for a diverse range of clients, including developers, owners, lenders, landlords, tenants, REITS, equity investors and asset managers.
  • BUSINESS LITIGATION
    The firm handles virtually every type of litigation a commercial lender might encounter from collection/bankruptcy proceedings to employment disputes and insurance/bond claims.
  • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
    The firm has an active practice representing banks and other corporate entities in acquisitions, sales and merger transactions. We advise owners and boards of directors in bank acquisitions and mergers, bank holding company formations, Subchapter S election transactions, branch acquisitions, control investments and FDIC facilitated failed bank acquisitions.
  • CREDITOR BANKRUPTCY, WORKOUTS & FORECLOSURES
    The firm routinely represents its lender clients in the collection of bad or problematic loans. As part of this practice, our lawyers work with clients in loan renewals and restructures, demand correspondence, foreclosures (both judicial and non-judicial), deeds in lieu of foreclosure, bankruptcy and receivership proceedings, and lawsuits to collect deficiencies.
Practice areas
  • ENTITY FORMATION & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
    The firm counsels clients on a full spectrum of business matters, from formation of the entity (including de novo bank charters), issuance of securities in private placements, corporate structure, the fiduciary duties of boards of directors, and employee matters.
  • FINANCIAL INSTITUTION REGULATORY
    COMPLIANCE & ENFORCEMENT

    Our lawyers have a 30 year history of filing applications and negotiating enforcement actions with regulatory agencies. We regularly advise management on complex compliance issues arising from lending limit rules, Reg O and Reg W, and other safety and soundness regulations.
  • PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION
    The firm also handles selected personal injury and wrongful death actions. The firm has successfully prosecuted wrongful death, medical malpractice, motor vehicle and premises liability claims.