Banking & Finance

Our team advises financial institutions, insurance companies, private investors, and municipalities on transactional and regulatory matters.


We offer creative strategies to assist clients in achieving their organizational goals, whether the focus is growth and expansion, operations, or restructurings. Our litigation team also has a long track record of success representing banking and finance institutions in trial, arbitration, mediation, and pre-litigation dispute resolution settings.

  • Representation of regional and national financial institutions, and distressed debt investors, as secured creditors in numerous bankruptcy cases and non-bankruptcy workouts.
  • Successful defense of a $1.8 million fraudulent transfer claim against an investor who had provided financing to the debtor through the vehicle of a sale of property to the investor subject to a repurchase option.
  • Counsel to national lenders in commercial financing and sale-leasebacks across the United States involving gas stations and convenience stores.
  • Successfully defended a bank holding company and a community bank in litigation brought by a dissident shareholder seeking to block a bank merger. Represented the defendants in three state court suits and a proceeding before the Georgia Securities Commissioner alleging securities fraud. Client was able to proceed with its merger.
  • Represented parties in various types of leasing transactions, including ground lease developments, office leasing, retail leasing, industrial leasing, and warehouse leasing.


Fisheries Recent Case Update

October 19, 2023

Authored by Justin Guthrie, this update was distributed to the Maritime Law Association and discusses recent noteworthy admiralty cases that involve fisheries-related issues, specifically decisions by the federal circuit courts…