Financial Institutions

We work closely with clients in all areas of the financial institutions sector, including community, regional, national, and global commercial banks, private banks, thrifts, and credit unions, financial services providers such as investment banks, broker-dealers, and asset and wealth managers.

We also work with financial advisers, non-bank and non-traditional commercial and consumer lenders and intermediaries, including crowdfunding platforms, fintech companies, governmental bodies, insurers and insurance brokers, and fund managers (real estate, private equity, and debt-both onshore and offshore).

Drawing on all practices within the firm, we provide an array of services including:

  • Real estate, commercial and corporate finance
  • Regulatory and compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Executive compensation
  • Employee benefits
  • Intellectual property
  • Data protection
  • Real estate acquisitions and divestitures
  • Securities and reporting
  • Treasury and derivatives
  • Public and private capital offerings
  • Employment and pensions
  • Tax
  • M&A (and commercial agreements)
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Fund formation and management.

We have extensive experience in structuring and negotiating a wide range of finance transactions, including bilateral and syndicated credit facilities, real estate finance, acquisition finance, receivables finance, asset-based lending, equipment leasing and finance, project finance, trade finance and other structured finance. We also regularly advise secured lenders and creditors of almost every type with regard to restructurings, workouts, bankruptcy filings, receivership appointments and foreclosures.

Comprehensive regulatory and compliance advice, including conduct of business, customer dealings, financial crime prevention and commercial contracts helps our regulated and non-regulated clients avoid costly enforcement action and legal disputes whenever possible. However, when needed, we have sector-knowledgeable dispute resolution and litigation teams that regularly represent banks, mortgage lenders, insurance companies and lenders in all types of dispute resolution (including US federal and state litigation), regulatory enforcement actions, and governmental investigations.

Our financial services litigators are experienced in lender liability claims, mortgage related litigation, US state and federal consumer finance litigation and investigations, troubled portfolio litigation strategy and management, institutional trust and breach of fiduciary obligations, regulatory litigation and compliance, interest rate swaps and derivatives.

In the fintech space, our clients include entrepreneurs and technology pioneers. We work with businesses that are reshaping the financial marketplace by developing and implementing new software, hardware, platforms, financial ecosystems, and business strategies.

Recent domestic and global developments have created a complex financial regulatory landscape. Now more than ever, you need a legal adviser able to balance your commercial and regulatory needs.