The banking and financial services lawyers at Bell, Davis & Pitt provide sophisticated and practical legal counsel to meet the varied needs of our clients in this important industry.
We represent a wide range of large and small financial institutions, as well as institutional investors. Our clients include national, regional and community banks, savings banks, credit unions, agricultural credit associations, and private debt and equity firms.
Our banking and financial services attorneys assist clients with the negotiation and closing of commercial loans and other sophisticated financing transactions. We are able to guide our clients through the myriad of complex legal issues associated with structuring and documenting commercial credit facilities, including secured and unsecured transactions, as well as bond and public finance issues. We also handle loan workouts, forbearance agreements, foreclosures, note sales, and other dispositions of distressed assets. We offer comprehensive advice and counsel in the areas of creditors’ rights and lender liability.
In an era of rapidly-expanding federal and state regulation, we also advise financial institutions on complex compliance matters regarding new and existing laws and regulations affecting the financial services industry. We counsel on matters involving deposits, checks, electronic banking, and other compliance and operational matters affecting the financial services industry.
Our team has significant experience with preparing standardized forms and other documentation for lenders and depositories. Additionally, we have participated extensively in the review and development of various procedure and compliance manuals for banks and credit unions.
Our banking and financial services attorneys work closely with our firm’s attorneys in other practice areas, including business and corporate law, real estate and litigation to provide comprehensive services to our financial industry clients.