Industries & Practices

Banking & Financial Services

Banking & Financial Services

    We partner with financial services companies nationwide to develop legal, regulatory and compliance strategies.

    From local credit unions and community banks to international conglomerates, financial service providers rely on our deep understanding of their markets, business issues, liabilities, risks and opportunities. We help them make proactive and informed decisions that position them for long-term success. Our cost-effective approach to providing legal services and our track record of success make us a valuable partner to any organization in this highly-regulated industry. 

    "Bricker's banking and finance team has been invaluable to me and my team in structuring, negotiating and administering senior lending transactions. I have found them to provide the utmost attention to protecting the interests of our bank, while at the same time representing us well in the eyes of our customers."

    Lance Rapp, The Huntington National Bank, as quoted in Best Law Firms, 2019

    "Bricker & Eckler maintains a timely and efficient working relationship and is well versed in our needs and expectations."

    Bricker client as quoted in Chambers, 2017

    Areas of Focus

    Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance

    With in-depth knowledge of state and federal financial services law, our attorneys offer guidance in development of compliance protocols, auditing policies and procedures, regulatory examinations, due diligence training and advertising and sales practice.

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    Litigation & Class Actions

    We defend financial institutions of all sizes in a variety of litigation proceedings, including consumer finance litigation, CFPB and other regulatory enforcement actions, bankruptcy proceedings, residential contested foreclosures, class actions and litigation management across multiple jurisdictions. Our clients look to us for strategic and focused counsel when facing federal and state statutory causes of action, as well as common law claims.

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    Real Estate Finance

    Well-versed in the complex documentation and administration of real estate transactions, our team is skilled in handling a variety of loan types and capital financings. We represent lenders of all sizes in connection with construction and permanent loans, state and federal historic tax credit projects, and a variety of general commercial real estate financing transactions.

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    Commercial Finance

    We maintain a sophisticated, high-volume commercial lending practice. Our attorneys focus on the representation of financial institutions and other lenders in commercial lending and structured finance transactions, including asset-based credit facilities, second lien and mezzanine facilities, loan syndications, tax credit bridge financing, real estate secured facilities and more.

    Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy

    Often representing creditors of troubled businesses, we use a multidisciplinary approach to solve clients’ problems both quickly and cost-effectively. We regularly represent lenders in all sorts of debt restructures and workouts. Our team uses refined negotiation skills and vast transactional knowledge to design customized solutions that address the unique goals of each client.

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    Government Relations

    We connect banks, lenders and financial services companies to the legislative, administrative and regulatory opportunities that support their goals. Our attorneys use firsthand knowledge of complex election, ethics, lobbying and contracting law to build productive relationships with officials and advocate on behalf of clients’ public policy interests.

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