Financial Institution Representation

Representation for Financial Institutions

Today’s financial service providers are far different from as little as ten years ago. The providers in this area engage in many types of businesses and are subject to significant regulation. The attorneys at the firm have decades of experience in navigating and consulting with clients in today’s regulatory environment. Our attorneys are not just attorneys-they are trusted advisers to many banks, credit unions, and finance companies on issues ranging from complex strategic mergers to day-to-day regulatory compliance.

We advise financial and depository institutions and trust companies on evaluating the risks and permissibility of proposed activities and investments and general compliance with state, federal, and local laws and regulations. We can help guide you through the increasingly complex maze of financial regulations, including recent financial reform laws and regulations.

We can also assist you in structuring, negotiating, and preparing agreements governing a wide variety of business relationships, including merger agreements, stock or asset purchase agreements, investment banker engagement letters, deposit or loan portfolio sale agreements, and state and federal regulatory applications. We advise our clients regarding compliance with state and federal securities laws. We help shareholders, boards of directors, and management evaluate and respond to regulatory enforcement actions, such as memoranda of understanding, consent orders, prohibition orders, and civil money penalty assessments.

We pride ourselves in being trusted advisors to our clients, acting as strategic partners through every phase of the business cycle. Our banking and financial services attorneys represent and advise financial institutions of all sizes, including small community banks, bank holding companies and bankers banks.

We can assist your financial institution with most of its needs and we look forward to speaking with you about how we can assist you.


We advise banks and financial institutions on mergers, acquisitions, branch purchases and sales, types of capital instruments, and the means to obtain debt, equity and bank stock loans. We are working with groups that are in the process of forming de novo banks. Our experienced mergers and acquisitions attorneys understand the issues pertaining to regulatory, corporate, securities and real estate in these transactions. Our attorneys have represented financial institutions in over 150 purchase and sale transactions in the course of their careers.

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Our commercial lending team counsels lenders and borrowers in all types of commercial financing. Banks have ever changing needs in documenting lending transactions and our firm has the ability to work with your institution in meeting its needs. We pride ourselves in understanding our clients’ business objectives and the specifics of each transaction. Our extensive experience and market knowledge allow us to anticipate challenges and complete deals in a cost effective manner, bringing value to both the lender and the borrower.

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We represent numerous real estate investors in California, Colorado and other states that require expertise in documenting real estate transactions and lending requirements. Our team advises on the full range of secured lending transactions, and facilitates creative finance solutions.

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