Banking & Financial Institutions

Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights for Financial Institutions

Our attorneys have decades of experience working with secured and unsecured creditors, including banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders, financing companies, underwriters, credit card companies, insurance companies, and other institutions. We represent financial institution clients across the country in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings, both at the trial level and on appeal. We are committed to staying ahead of emerging trends in bankruptcy, litigation, transactional, and regulatory issues that may affect financial institutions. Our skill set includes all forms of offensive and defensive litigation for creditors, including the defense of clients against consumer-related individual and class action claims and lender liability defenses. For example, we are a leader in defending creditor clients against consumer-related individual and class action claims based on claimed violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Quarles & Brady represent clients in the full range of traditional litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, issues, and remedies, including:

  • loan restructures and workouts;
  • bankruptcy and other insolvency proceedings;
  • prejudgment replevins, attachments, and garnishments;
  • UCC remedies;
  • receiverships;
  • assignments for benefit of creditors;
  • judicial and non-judicial foreclosures;
  • self-help retakings, evictions and lockouts;
  • class action defense;
  • preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders; and
  • Collateral sales (in both bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy contexts) and note sales.

As part of a full-service firm with offices nationwide, we also draw on the legal and industry knowledge of attorneys in nearly every area of legal practice, including members of the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice Group.