Banking and Financial Transaction Litigation

Strength in numbers

FMG's Banking and Financial Institutions practice group has extensive experience representing banks, investment advisors, broker-dealers, credit unions, and many other federally insured financial institutions, as well as their Directors and Officers.

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Our lawyers have represented financial institutions across a wide spectrum of compliance and litigation matters. Our experience has included regulatory and litigation matters with federal agencies such as the FDIC, OCC, FRS, OTS and NCUA. We also represent a variety of financial advisors and professionals in FINRA disputes.

Our attorneys also provide assistance in regulatory applications to the Federal banking agencies, as well as defensive assistance in personal civil liability actions instituted against officers and directors of financial institutions for alleged breaches of their legal duties and responsibilities as officers or directors of such institutions.

We also have defended matters concerning memorandums of understanding, supervisory agreements, cease and desist orders, civil money penalties, orders of suspension, prohibition and removal orders, restitution orders, and orders terminating FDIC deposit insurance coverage.

Our team of Financial Institution lawyers consists of experienced advocates for bankers and creditors, enforcing their rights in all chapters under the bankruptcy code, banking regulatory matters, and collecting the debts that are owed to banks and financial institutions. Our team also defends claims for wrongful foreclosure and for violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

Our clients in this area include financial institutions, as well as businesses, both large and small. Our attorneys represent creditors in all types of collection proceedings, litigating claims to judgments, garnishment, discovering and attaching assets among other services. Our lawyers regularly represent banks and creditors in the following proceedings or actions:

  • Loan Documentation;
  • Loan Workouts and Restructuring;
  • UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions;
  • Mortgages;
  • Foreclosures;
  • Collection Actions;
  • Repossessions; and
  • Regulatory compliance.

In addition, the attorneys at FMG have represented financial institutions in matters involving general liability, labor and employment issues, commercial litigation, contract disputes, and insurance disputes, including issues relating to coverage questions, D&O insurance, E&O insurance, and procurement of insurance by brokers and agents.

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