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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 a variety of matters including collections, collection disputes and disputes between creditors. We represent banks and financial institutions in due diligence and loan documentation as well as real estate disputes and lender-related litigation.

We have represented federal agencies in a broad range of legal issues stemming from bank failures. We have distinct knowledge and experience regarding all issues related to directors’ and officers’ liability and insurance coverage. Leveraging our insurance insights with our formidable trial experience allows us to hold a unique market position in terms of our abilities to serve our clients.

The following is a summary of representative attorney experience and includes current clients as well as clients we have represented in the past:

  • General Counsel to Golf Savings Bank and its holding company Lynnwood Financial Services
  • General Counsel to Alliance Bancorporation, a federally chartered bank, including its affiliates Alliance Bank and Alliance Mortgage Company, Inc.
  • General Counsel to the Exchange System, an electronic banking consortium of state and federal financial institutions
  • General Counsel for Family Saving and Loan Association, a state-chartered savings  and loan
  • General Counsel to First Independent Bank (Vancouver, WA)
  • Counsel to Great Northwest Federal Savings and Loan on outside counsel matters including real estate lending, workout and regulatory issues
  • General Counsel to Lynnwood Mortgage Corporation
  • General Counsel to Eagle/Home Mortgage Corporation
  • Counsel to Enterprise Bank in its acquisition by Washington Mutual including all Department of Financial Institutions issues.

Our attorneys have also worked with the following financial institutions:

  • Allemagne Bank Nederland BV
  • Alliance Bancorporation
  • Alliance Bank
  • Alliance Mortgage Company, Inc.
  • American State Bank
  • BB&T
  • Carroll Community Bank
  • Chase Manhattan International Limited (UK)
  • Christiania Bank
  • Citibank
  • Connecticut National Bank
  • Deposit Insurance Bridge Bank
  • Dominion Bank (Roanoke, VA)
  • Family Savings & Loan Association
  • Farmers Bank of China
  • First Federal Savings & Loan Association
  • First Federal Savings Bank
  • First Independent Bank
  • First Interstate Bank of California
  • First Interstate Bank of  Washington
  • First National Bank of Chicago
  • First National Bank of North Idaho
  • First Security Bank of Glendive Montana
  • First Wyoming Bank
  • Golf Savings Bank
  • Great Northwest Federal Savings & Loan
  • Great Western Bank
  • Great Western Savings Bank
  • Harbor Bank
  • Howard Bank
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Key Bank
  • Marine Midland Bank
  • M&T Bank
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Northwest Community Bank
  • Northwest National Bank
  • Norwest Bank of North Dakota
  • OBA Bank
  • Olympic Savings Bank
  • Peoples National Bank
  • PNC  Bank
  • Puget Sound Bancorp
  • Puget Sound Bank
  • Puget Sound National Bank
  • Rainier National Bank
  • Sandy Spring Bank
  • Seattle First National Bank
  • Security Pacific Bank
  • State Mutual Savings Bank
  • Sterling Bank
  • The Exchange System
  • Toronto Dominion Bank
  • Twin Falls Bank & Trust Co.
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Union Bank of California
  • US Bank
  • US National Bank of Oregon
  • Washington Trust Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • West One Bank
  • Zions First National Bank

Legal counsel for these clients includes matters related to the following:

  • Asset-based lending (inventory, equipment and accounts receivable)
  • Capital formation
  • Collections
  • Commercial and residential real estate lending (transactional and collection)
  • Conversion from state to federal charter
  • D&O Insurance Coverage
  • Executive employment agreements and stock options
  • Litigation matters
  • Loan workout and insolvency
  • Merger and acquisition of institutions
  • State and federal regulatory compliance