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Banking & Financial Institutions

Williams Kastner has a robust legal practice serving banks and financial institutions. We assist banking and business clients in matters involving commercial lending, due diligence, loan documentation collections, collection disputes, disputes between creditors, real estate lending, public finance, affordable housing, workouts, and syndicated credits.

We have represented federal agencies in a broad range of legal issues including structuring, negotiating, and preparing agreements for a wide variety of business relationships. We have distinct knowledge and experience regarding merger agreements, stock of asset purchase agreements, investment banker engagement letters, loan documentation, deposit of loan portfolio sale agreements, and state and federal regulatory applications. Leveraging our insurance insights without our formidable trial experience allows us to hold a unique market position in terms of our ability to serve our clients.

Williams Kastner’s Banking and Financial Institutions Team represents financial services institutions and their executives in a wide range of complex civil and criminal litigation matters, as well as in arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. In addition, we assist banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, hard money lenders, securities firms, and insurers, as well as corporate directors and officers, in all phases of litigation from early claims assessment through appeals. We also assist clients with matters involving fair lending, fraud, unfair and deceptive acts, unfair competition and deceptive acts and practices, breach of fiduciary duties, and other alleged violations of laws governing their business activities. Williams Kastner attorneys also have particular experience in consumer class action defense and have successfully defended class actions for financial services institutions and other major companies, often attaining early resolutions including pre-certification dismissals, negotiated settlements or voluntary dismissals.