Our financial services attorneys are recognized as leading legal advisors to public and private financial institutions of all sizes throughout the western United States. We are proud to be trusted advisers to banks, credit unions, and finance companies on issues ranging from complex strategic mergers and day-to-day regulatory compliance to complex loan recoveries, lender liability claims, and consumer class action litigation. As the industry continues to evolve, our extensive experience allows us to provide the counsel and practical creativity required to address the needs of financial services providers and help them navigate their heavily regulated environment.
We advise financial and depository institutions on evaluating the risks and permissibility of proposed activities and investments and general compliance with state, federal, and local laws and regulations. We can help guide you through the increasingly complex maze of financial regulations, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, Federal Reserve and FDIC requirements, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and any other recent financial reform laws and regulations.
We can also assist you in structuring, negotiating, and preparing agreements governing a wide variety of business relationships, including merger agreements, stock or asset purchase agreements, investment banker engagement letters, deposit or loan portfolio sale agreements, and state and federal regulatory applications. We advise our public clients regarding compliance with securities registration and reporting requirements and insider trading. We also assist shareholders, boards of directors, and management with evaluating and responding to regulatory enforcement actions, such as memoranda of understanding, consent orders, prohibition orders, and civil money penalty assessments.
Our financial industry clients also benefit from Miller Nash's broad and significant capabilities in other practice areas, including taxation, executive compensation, shareholder relations, corporate governance, data security, insurance recovery, and employee benefits.