BANKING & FINANCE

The world of banking and finance is on the threshold of great transformation, and technology will be the driver. The issue is not so much whether the changes we see coming will transform banking, but rather how.

Banking and Finance: A Reputation Well-Earned

The attorneys of our banking and finance team earn our clients' trust by not only understanding their business and the changes that will impact them, but also by keeping them informed and continually expanding the scope of our services to meet their needs. We’re justifiably proud that BTI Consulting Group, well respected for its detailed client satisfaction studies, has ranked us among the top 18 law firms with “the strongest client relationships in Financial Services.” Of Bankrate Inc.’s 2015 Top 10 U.S. banks, we represent all 10. Of the Federal Reserve’s Top 25 Commercial banks as of June 2015, we represent 19. We’re proud of the recognition, of course, but even prouder of our long-term client relationships.

75
Banking & Finance Attorneys
19
of the Federal Reserve's 25 top commercial banks are represented by Buchanan
10
of Bankrate Inc.'s 2015 Top 10 U.S. Banks are represented by Buchanan
10+
Years of Average Bank Client Retention Rate

When it Comes to Financial Services, We’ve Got You Covered

Transactional

You want lawyers who understand your business. We work with many of the largest and most well-respected U.S. and international financial institutions, regional, super-regional and non-bank lending institutions including banks, non-bank and unregulated lenders, non-traditional lenders, thrift institutions, servicers, special-purpose funds, municipal authorities, equipment lessors and lessees, and borrowers in all types of transactions.

Our effectiveness in these areas is enhanced by the breadth and depth of our team and our ability to engage with other practices within our firm to address particular issues as they arise.

You want lawyers who know your customers. Our focus on finance is also supported by our deep roots in the primary industries in which our clients lend. In fact, our firm has a well-deserved reputation for handling deals in specific industries, such as manufacturing, commercial real estate, energy and natural resources, healthcare, higher education and agribusiness.

Regulatory

Financial service organizations face an ever-changing legislative and administrative landscape. We can help you maintain regulatory compliance and resolve any differences through negotiation and advocacy. Our finance and banking attorneys work closely with our government relations professionals to understand your concerns and needs.

Litigation

Buchanan litigators represent financial institutions in major litigation involving all aspects of the financial services industry. We have represented individual lenders, syndicated lenders, borrowers, title insurance companies and others in investigations, arbitrations, individual actions and class actions across the country. Our litigation team has handled the highest profile and most complex litigation, including ground-breaking class action litigation in the federal courts. We serve as approved counsel on issues related to leading financial lines insurance, and we also provide counsel on Directors’ & Officers’ liability litigation on behalf of bank executives and boards.

When Investigations Occur

Our multidisciplinary team represents clients before the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general, and many other federal and state regulatory agencies. We understand the relationship between investigations and criminal or civil proceedings and have represented companies in indictments and civil complaints resulting from government investigations.

Peace of Mind in Lender Liability Cases

Our attorneys have experience with a multitude of complex lender liability cases, including claims under federal statutes and distressed asset relief programs. We have handled complex lender liability work for one of the top five banks in the country, as well as more than 20 other financial institutions.

A Word About Cybersecurity

Unfortunately, it’s impossible today to talk about the law and financial institutions without addressing cybersecurity. Like every other industry, financial institutions depend on data and automated systems to function. And those systems are ripe targets for cyber-attacks. As a law firm that has worked extensively on this issue with clients both proactively and reactively, we bring you a unique perspective.