Practice Areas

Banking & Financial Services

LHDK&W’s banking and financial services group provides a diversified range of legal services in both litigation and transactional matters representing domestic as well as foreign financial institutions, including banks, commercial lenders and other financial institutions.

Litigation

Our banking and financial services litigation team has extensive experience in representing banks, commercial lenders, and other institutions in a wide range of litigation matters. Our litigators regularly represent financial institutions in both state and federal court, both at the trial level and on appeal, and have expertise in, among other things, the following:

  • enforcement of commercial loan obligations
  • creditor representation in bankruptcy
  • enforcement of security interests in real and personal property collateral
  • consumer lending regulations and lender liability issues
  • prejudgment remedies, including writs of attachment and writs of possession
  • receiverships
  • contract-based claims, fraud and other business torts, and related general commercial litigation claims involving financial institutions

Transactions

Our banking and financial services group has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting financial transactions to meet legal, regulatory and tax requirements specific to the applicable locality. Our group also has extensive experience representing corporate borrowers in all aspects of asset based lending transactions. We are also well-versed in representing corporate borrowers in working out debt payment strategies. In addition to our domestic banking practice, the firm’s banking group also provides effective, coordinated representation on cross-border/transpacific transactions. Our banking group can provide you with a full-range of services regarding all types of financial transactions, including:

  • commercial loans
  • commitment preparation and negotiation
  • formation of banks
  • regulatory advice and examination
  • consumer credit
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • credit documentation
  • loan syndications and participations
  • debt and equity finance
  • secured lender remedies
  • receiverships
  • financing, packaging, selling and purchasing commercial loan portfolios
  • real estate finance
  • letters of credit
  • workouts and bankruptcies
  • asset-based lending
  • bankers acceptances
  • venture capital investments