Attorneys in Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Financial Services practice advise and represent local, community and regional banks, credit unions and other private and public finance entities in a wide range of transactional and business matters. The attorneys in this practice group offer practical legal guidance based on their significant experience in the banking industry and access to a broad array of resources, including the support and experience of attorneys from our Business, Real Estate, Insurance, Venture Capital, and Bankruptcy practices.
Clients We Advise
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr has a long tradition of service to the financial services industry in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our clients include:
- Federal and state chartered banks and thrifts
- Federal and state chartered credit unions
- Non-depository trust companies
- Bank holding companies
- Credit card banks
- Mezzanine lenders
- Venture capital firms
- Finance companies
- Mortgage brokerage firms
- Leasing and special financing entities
- Insurance companies
- Securities brokers/dealers
- Creditors' committees
Our Service Portfolio
Whether a client needs support in a single specialized area, such as loan documentation and structuring, or requires legal counsel across its many operations,Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr can respond. Our team includes attorneys with experience in regulatory issues; securities; financial and business transactions of various types; corporate governance; bankruptcy; labor and employment and general business matters. We have organized new banks and stock insurance companies, handled mergers and acquisitions, overseen conversion of mutual to stock form, formed mutual holding companies, and integrated bank and insurance companies.
We handle secured and asset-based lending transactions for many clients throughout the region, and we can represent clients in numerous aspects of domestic and international secured and unsecured lending. Several of our attorneys have substantial experience in UCC Article 9 secured transactions. We also have extensive experience in structuring special insurance programs, as well as leases and financing for facilities and transportation assets, including ships and aircraft.
We regularly represent mezzanine lenders and venture capital firms in structuring and restructuring debt and equity for new ventures and struggling companies. With experience in corporate and commercial bankruptcy, as well as an appreciation of business issues, our attorneys help business clients restructure debt, reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy.
Unlike many large firms in the region, we have a practice dedicated to serving credit unions. One of our attorneys has more than a decade of experience in this area, serving credit unions throughout the country with assets ranging from $2 million to $1 billion.
Our attorneys understand the financial services industry and the environment in which it operates. Attorneys on our Financial Services team have extensive experience in business and other areas of law in addition to their industry knowledge. This wealth of industry insight and resources enables our attorneys to serve our clients, achieving their business goals efficiently and effectively.
Related Industry Sectors
Bankruptcy and Restructuring
Regulatory, Compliance and Government
The group includes attorneys who have received the following recognition:
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Turnaround Management Association
- Healthcare Financial Management Association
- Mortgage Bankers Association
- American Land Title Association
- American Land Title Association