Banking & Finance

A national leader — at your service.

We Know Banking & Finance

At Buchanan, we know banking and finance – inside and out. Name a top U.S. financial institution and, chances are, we’ve either worked for them or faced them across the table. In fact, our firm’s 165-year history was founded on banking. And it’s still one of our most important areas of focus. It’s a key offering in virtually all of our offices, and drives the largest share of our transactional work. It’s what we’re known for.

Living in Your World

We live and breathe both front-end lending and the enforcement of financing agreements. We cater to all sizes of financial institutions – international, large national, super-regional and regional banks – as well as non-bank lenders and servicers. But our focus on finance doesn’t operate in isolation. It is supported by our deep roots in the primary industries our clients lend to – like real estate, energy, agriculture and health care. We not only help our clients anticipate and interpret how industry trends and market variables will affect their business, but also the impact they will have on the business goals of bank customers.

We Make Financial Sense

Amped up expectations and shrinking legal budgets mean more intense demands on relationship managers and in-house counsel than ever before. You need deep knowledge, experience and street smarts without having to worry about whether legal costs will become an impediment to the transaction or case. Our Banking & Finance attorneys handle some of the most sophisticated finance deals being done today, but our geographic footprint, streamlined processes and reporting, and alternative fee arrangements enable us to manage the work at a reasonable cost.

Bringing Extreme Responsiveness

It’s not just what we do that sets us apart – it’s how we do it. We understand what it takes to be responsive to your needs. Although we staff our deals as efficiently as possible, you will always be able to reach the senior member of the deal team. We get what keeps you up at night as well as what makes your day, so we can proactively identify problems and offer potential solutions. It’s at the core of how we partner with our clients every day.