Financial Institutions Litigation

Efficient, business-minded counsel to banks, lenders, servicers and financial institutions

Capabilities at a glance 

  • Proactive litigators with a proven track record who will seek prompt and efficient resolutions whenever possible and mount aggressive defenses when necessary.
  • A truly experienced legal team, well-acquainted with how banks, servicers and financial institutions operate and the challenges they face.
  • Dedicated attorneys who are thought leaders on financial institutions, regularly published and delivering seminars on the issues you face, and committed to staying ahead of emerging trends, new legislation and regulations.
  • The resources and breadth of a full-service national firm with 13 offices around the country. When necessary, we can draw on the legal and industry knowledge of attorneys in nearly every area of legal practice.

Successful litigators for financial institutions of all sizes 

In today’s competitive and highly regulated financial world, litigation and dispute resolution are often a necessary part of doing business. Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group is proud to offer some of the most active, experienced and successful litigators in the country, positioned at the cutting edge of an evolving regulatory landscape. We pride ourselves on the ability to quickly respond to client concerns, provide incisive legal counsel, engage in skilled project management and manage budgets and costs. We understand what matters to financial institutions and will work hard to secure outcomes that benefit your business.

Experienced counsel with leading knowledge of the banking industry 

We work with banks, servicers and financial institutions of all sizes, who keep coming back to us because of our broad legal experience, strong industry background in commercial and consumer lending claims, and top-tier client service. Our firm’s high responsiveness to your needs, combined with our deep and experienced bench, sets us apart. Our lawyers know the banking industry not only as outside counsel on major regulatory matters, transactions and litigation, but from an insider’s perspective as former in-house counsel of banks large and small.


  • Escalated mortgage foreclosure cases
  • Commercial loan enforcement
  • Lender liability defense
  • Title insurance claims and priority litigation
  • Interpleader litigation
  • Fiduciary and wealth management litigation
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) claims
  • Class actions
  • Consumer protection statutes, both federal and state
  • Insurance coverage
  • Real estate and construction litigation
  • Intellectual property (IP)
  • Trade secret and unfair competition
  • Labor and employment


  • Quarles represented a mortgage holder who had internally charged-off a delinquent mortgage loan. At the time of charge-off, there was negligible equity in the property and little hope for payment from the borrower. Years later, the client learned of a tax deed sale where the property was sold and generated significant proceeds. The local clerk of court interpled the proceeds and joined multiple defendant parties who asserted competing claims to the proceeds. We asserted our client’s right to the entirety of the proceeds, which were nearly adequate to pay the defaulted loan in full. The borrower and other parties challenged the client’s entitlement to the proceeds on various bases. To ensure the matter was cost-effective and net-positive to the client, we negotiated a prompt and efficient settlement, including an agreed final judgment that awarded the client the vast majority of the proceeds. Although there was no front-page verdict to report, the result of a stout net-positive recovery was exactly on target for the client.
  • Quarles was retained to address a loan in which the wrong real estate collateral was encumbered several years prior. Our team quickly identified all of the issues — including intervening liens, impairment of the loan, claims of wrongful lien and others — and resolved them all in a timely and efficient manner for the client without protracted litigation.

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