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Counsel for Banks and Financial Institutions

The Curtis Banks and Financial Institutions practice represents clients worldwide in all of the major financial sectors, including investment and commercial banking, mortgage banking, asset management, retail brokerage, insurance, credit and private equity.

Our banking lawyers provide advice to financial institutions in their capacity as lenders, investors and underwriters on a wide spectrum of deals. The Banks and Financial Institutions practice also serves financial institutions in diverse areas including antitrust, arbitration, derivatives, employment, financial institution regulatory issues, internal investigations, mergers and acquisitions, securities, tax, and white collar crime and regulatory defense.

Curtis' banking and finance lawyers have extensive experience representing bank lenders and corporate borrowers in the full range of both domestic and cross-border financings, such as:

  • Term and revolving credits
  • Note and bond offerings
  • Complex leasing transactions
  • Trade finance
  • Securitization
  • Project finance
  • Carbon and renewable energy credits

On the restructuring and insolvency side, we provide assistance to banks dealing with the risks and consequences of potential or actual insolvency of their borrowers. Services include:

  • Workouts
  • Renegotiations
  • Waivers
  • Forbearances
  • Enforcing loans in and out of bankruptcy
  • Making bankruptcy DIP and exit loans
  • Managing the consequences of receivership
  • Negotiations with the FDIC
  • Acquisitions of distressed loan portfolios

Our banking lawyers also provide ongoing counsel to management and outside directors on governmental regulatory and enforcement matters, litigation and transaction risks and exposure, dispute-resolution mechanisms, and directors' and officers' liability issues.

The Banks and Financial Institutions team advises our clients by drawing on the expertise of other practices throughout the firm. This interdisciplinary and cross-border approach allows the team to develop comprehensive strategies that address all of the legal and factual issues that are encompassed in any particular matter.

Counsel for Banks and Financial Institutions

The Curtis Banks and Financial Institutions practice represents clients worldwide in all of the major financial sectors, including investment and commercial banking, mortgage banking, asset management, retail brokerage, insurance, credit and private equity.

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