Banking and Financial Services Law – Representative Matters

  • Mediation
  • Early neutral evaluation
  • Arbitration
  • Discovery/E-discovery dispute resolution
  • Freedom of Information Act-related dispute resolution
  • Special master services

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Litigation

Successfully defended and secured a summary judgment for a national bank on claims of alleged aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and fraud in the inducement for a commercial real estate and partnership dispute on notes in excess of $20 million


Successfully brought a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order for a community bank against an investment adviser


Successfully settled claims for a national bank client regarding alleged fraudulent endorsement, unauthorized signature and alleged misuse of a customer’s property


Obtained case dismissals and favorably settled claims for a national bank on several matters under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) regarding alleged conversion of instruments


Successfully settled claims for a regional bank insured through its carrier and two former employees in allegations of false arrest, false imprisonment, conspiracy, vicarious liability, negligence and malicious prosecution of a civilian arrested by the police


Successfully settled claims regarding alleged allocation of payment of a burial reserve account and checking account to a funeral home upon the death of a customer for a national bank


Successfully obtained a dismissal for a national bank on claims of improper repossession of property


After initial motions were filed and discovery investigation ensued, successfully received a voluntary dismissal by the plaintiff against our national bank client, where claims involved alleged forgery of instrument and unauthorized signature


Negotiated a favorable settlement for a real estate services firm regarding an alleged breach of an employee’s non-compete and non-solicitation agreement


Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement for a community bank on an alleged claim of forgery on collateral instruments


Successfully settled a threatened litigation claim for a financial institution on alleged wrongful conversion of property


Successfully settled and resolved claims of improper collection of monies due to an alleged unauthorized signature against a financial institution prior to costly litigation proceedings


Defended a national bank in pre-complaint discovery seeking documents in aid of preparation of a complaint


Successfully settled a claim for a national bank on various allegations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and related state law


Secured a successful settlement for a financial institution on claims of alleged noncompliance with certain aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act


Defended a Chapter 11 bankruptcy creditor/lender on fraudulent conveyance and preferential transfer actions


Represented a Chapter 11 bankruptcy creditor/lender seeking a non-dischargeabilty order based on the alleged fraudulent actions of debtor


Defended a Chapter 11 bankruptcy creditor/lender in an action seeking to bifurcate secured claims


Successfully secured dismissal for a former corporate officer on alleged claims of breach of fiduciary duty arising prior to and allegedly after insolvency of parent company


Successfully secured a dismissal for a national bank facing claims of alleged improper termination of a customer’s private line of credit


Successfully achieved dismissal of claims brought under the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law seeking assignee liability from a national bank in its alleged role in persuading a consumer to purchase a new vehicle


Successfully settled a claim for a national bank client alleging several common law tort-based claims for the improper taking of client funds


Obtained dismissal on motion to dismiss for a national bank on claims of an alleged breach of contract under a Totten Trust instrument


Defended a national bank in response to third-party subpoena to attend and testify


Successfully settled claims for a national bank against an insurer and a broker regarding payments due under BOLI policies


Successfully obtained dismissal for a community bank against purported claims of fraudulent endorsement on various national and international allegedly fraudulent checks


Defending a national bank against the alleged theft of property and missing content claim for jewelry and related items stored in a customer’s safety deposit box


Defending a bank client and its corporate parent against various UCC, state common law and state-based consumer protection law statutory causes of action for alleged improper notices of repossession, notices of deficiency and related consumer class action claims


Defending a national bank against claims for the purported improper escheatment of customer funds


To mitigate risk of loss, performing cybersecurity and related indemnity analysis and evaluation for banking client


Defending a national bank on claims alleging statutory fraudulent transfer of funds


Defending a national bank in pre-complaint discovery seeking documents in aid of preparation of a complaint


Defending a national bank on claims concerning distribution of proceeds under applicable trust instruments


Defending state savings bank against claims for alleged improper transmission of electronic funds


 

Transactional

Prepared the documentation for and represented a purchaser/borrower in a $17 million asset purchase for a new line of business selling and leasing energy equipment, and the refinance of a waste water treatment facility


Represented a financial institution in and documented the transaction for the refinancing of an $80 million term loan


Represented a financial institution in and documented the transaction for the refinancing of a $30 million term loan


Represented a financial institution in and documented the transaction to finance $3 million of improvements to a waste water treatment system of a municipal authority


Represented a financial institution in and documented a $2 million bond refinancing of a local municipal authority


Represented a financial institution in and documented the transaction for $17 million to fund the construction of a new hotel


Represented a seller in an $8 million sale of a local franchise which also involved the sale of commercial real estate


Represented a financial institution in and documented the transaction for the refinancing of an $8 million term loan and $3 million revolving line of credit


Represented and counseled a financial institution in determining the rights and obligations pursuant to a commercial loan transaction


Counseled a financial institution in determining its rights and obligations through collection and creditor action


Obtained past-due and administrative rents for a commercial landlord in a tenant’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding