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At Dickinson Wright, we understand that banks and other lenders operate in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. With more than a century of experience serving the financial services industry, our banking and finance attorneys understand the industry’s needs and provide practical and cost-effective solutions to all sectors of the financial services industry. We are a full-service law firm with over 475 professionals esteemed by both clients and peers for our industry experience, good business sense, and proactive approach. With offices located throughout the United States and in Toronto, Canada, as well as affiliations in local firms in China, India, Japan, and South Korea, we serve lenders wherever they or their borrowers are located.

 

Our Clients

 

Our clients include:

 

  • International Banks   

  • Commercial Finance Companies

  • National Banks

  • Insurance Companies

  • Regional Banks

  • Private-Equity Lenders

  • Community Banks

  • Mezzanine & Subordinated Debt Lenders

 

Our Team

 

Our Banking and Finance practice is ranked in Chambers®. Additionally, many of our banking and finance attorneys are regularly cited for their experience by Chambers®, Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers®, and other leading evaluation organizations.

 

Our Services

 

Dickinson Wright is particularly well-positioned to advise our financial-services clients on financings within both the United States and Canada, as well as on a cross-border arrangement. Our banking and finance team provides comprehensive services to many types of lenders in many areas, including:

 

General Lending

 

  • Acquisitions of Financial Institutions

  • Multi-National &  Cross-Border Transactions

  • Project & Specialized Collateral

  • Automotive Lending

  • Recapitalizations

  • Capital Markets Transactions

  • Collections

  • Shareholder Relations

  • Debtor-in-Possession Financing

  • Structured Finance

  • Subscription Lines/Capital Call Facilities

  • Financial Institution Litigation

  • Swaps & other derivatives

  • Healthcare Financing Transactions

  • Insurance Finance

  • Synthetic-Financing Transactions

  • Leasing

  • Lender Finance

  • Treasury Management

  • Leveraged Lending

  • Trusts

  • Workouts

 

Trusts

 

Analyzing the needs and goals of our clients and their customers, our banking and finance team assists clients in establishing and administering personal and corporate trusts, including:

 

  • Collective investment funds

  • Common trust funds

  • Employee benefit programs

  • Mutual funds

  • Pensions

 

Financial Institution Litigation and Pre-Litigation Strategies

 

We are keenly aware that litigation is both costly and time-consuming, and that it often involves reputational risk. Our banking and finance team will work with you to proactively address issues and assist in establishing effective risk-avoidance strategies before it gets to the courtroom. But when action is necessary, clients appreciate our no-nonsense approach in the courtroom. Our representation includes:

 

  • Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors

  • Distressed Commercial Loans

  • Exit Strategies

  • Breaches of Contract

  • Lender Liability

  • Probate & Fiduciary Litigation

  • Collections

  • State & Federal Receiverships

  • Trust Litigation

  • Consumer Claims

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