Practice Areas

Financial Industry Litigation

A large portion of our practice is devoted to financial institution litigation, as we represent banks, finance companies and financial institutions. We defend our institutional clients against all types of civil litigation, including receiverships, commercial lease litigation, ADA claims, insurance liability claims, and class action lawsuits. Our attorneys have experience in initiating litigation on behalf of our clients, including creditors’ actions in bankruptcies and commercial foreclosure claims.

General Civil Litigation

We handle a wide variety of civil litigation cases on behalf of financial institutions, real estate developers, businesses, and corporations. Whether we are advocating on behalf of clients in commercial mortgage foreclosure actions, bankruptcy suits, lease litigation, or contract disputes, we possess the skills and experience necessary to help our clients reach the most beneficial outcome.

Appellate Practice and Litigation Support

Our appellate attorneys provide litigation support at the trial level with the goal of preserving all appealable issues in detail. We defend our clients against appeals filed by opposing counsel and initiate appellate review of lower court decisions, when appropriate, to advance our clients’ interests.

Real Estate Litigation

Our lawyers have decades of experience representing banks and other financial institutions in all types of real estate litigation, including commercial mortgage foreclosures, commercial lease disputes, ADA claims, and receiverships.  Our focus is to provide efficient and cost-effective representation.

Bankruptcy

In today’s faltering economy, financial institutions often find themselves involved in the bankruptcy proceedings of corporations, developers, and other business entities.  We step in to enforce creditors’ rights through adversary proceedings, automatic stay litigation, and loan restructuring efforts.

Labor & Employment

We understand that our private and public sector clients of every size have pressing labor and employment needs that require timely, real world business-oriented advice. We partner with our clients to ensure that they receive that practical advice when dealing with one of their largest assets, employees.  We also understand that today’s workforce is extremely diverse and have in turn hired diverse attorneys to provide pro-active and strategic counseling, train management and employees (in English and Spanish), conduct internal investigations (in English and Spanish), and conduct employment-related audits where requested.

Secured Lending Transactions, Banking and Corporate Law

The firm handles a wide variety of secured lending transactions as well as legal issues related to banking operations, and business structure and governance.  One of our core practice areas consists of structuring and documenting secured lending transactions on behalf of financial institutions. Our team diligently guides our clients through their transactional needs, and helps businesses choose and create the structure that best meets their goals.

Workouts and Loan Restructurings

Loan workouts and restructurings can occur under a variety of circumstances, and may necessitate innovative solutions in order to protect the interests of all parties involved. We routinely negotiate loan workouts and restructurings in various contexts, all with the goal of protecting and furthering our clients’ interests in defaulted loan scenarios.

Municipal Bonds and Securities

Our firm has a long history of representing municipalities, counties, school districts, and other governmental units and financial institutions in municipal bond transactions, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, special obligation bonds and certificate of participation transactions.  We also represent lenders in letter of credit-backed financings, private placements and tax exempt bond restructurings, and regularly serve as underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel.