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Banking & Financial Institutions

Strategic legal advice to help your institution achieve its full potential

Capabilities at a glance

  • We have decades of experience representing lenders of all sizes, from local credit unions to some of the largest banks in the world.
  • A multidisciplinary team of nearly 100 professionals who can capably and efficiently address nearly any issue faced by banks and financial institutions.
  • Unparalleled banking knowledge from industry insiders and thought leaders, who are regular contributors in the media, in banking industry groups and at conferences.

Experienced and efficient banking and financial institutions counsel

The Quarles Banking & Financial Institutions Practice Group is focused on helping your organization achieve its full potential. Our attorneys have significant experience representing banks and financial institutions of all types and sizes, and their holding companies, such as Fortune 500 banking institutions, community banks, trust companies and other corporate fiduciaries, bank asset managers, data processors and other service providers. In addition to efficiently handling day-to-day legal matters, our unparalleled industry knowledge will help you analyze the big picture and plan strategically for your institution’s future. Our lawyers are particularly experienced in transactions involving banks that are expanding geographically or adding or expanding lines of business. We pride ourselves on operating as a cohesive team, with an emphasis on communication and collaboration, because we know this approach will best serve your needs.

Comprehensive support on banking and financial industry matters

Our experienced lawyers know the banking industry not only as outside counsel on major regulatory matters, transactions and litigation, but also as bank officers, including formerly serving as general counsel, senior management and members of banks' boards of directors. We can provide corporate governance and board of director advice, along with advice on purchase investigations for potential acquisitions, codes of ethics and conduct, and implementation of corporate best practices. Our attorneys offer clients a full spectrum of legal services affecting financial institutions, including:

  • Transaction assistance, including mergers and acquisitions of banks, holding companies, insurance companies and other financial providers, branch purchases and sales, and the establishment of specialized subsidiaries and operations
  • Bank regulatory compliance, monitoring and oversight, and response to regulatory examination and agency enforcement actions
  • Commercial and real estate lending transactions
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Creditor's rights, defense of lender liability claims and loan workouts
  • Labor and employment counseling, dispute resolution and employment litigation
  • Other bank litigation and alternative dispute resolution

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