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Our Finance practice is respected nationwide for providing sound legal advice across a wide range of legal disciplines. Our clients include banks, bank holding companies, commercial finance companies, equipment leasing companies, life insurance companies, and others in the financial arena.

We combine our banking experience with other legal disciplines, including securities, tax, employment, real estate, environmental law, and litigation to create effective solutions for our clients.

Our firm also offers a full range of services to our lending, leasing, and project finance clients. We also represent our banking clients in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings throughout the western United States.

Our Services

Commercial Lending

  • Commercial real estate secured loans
  • C&I lending and asset-based lines of credit
  • Loan document drafting and review
  • Letters of credit
  • SBA lending
  • Tax credit financing (LIHTC and new market)
  • Tax-exempt and conduit loans
  • TIF/PIF financing

Collections and Foreclosure

  • Collections, forbearance, and restructuring
  • Creditors' rights and bankruptcy
  • Foreclosures and deeds-in-lieu
  • Lender liability defense

Corporate Finance and Securities

  • De novo financial institution charters
  • FDIC-assisted acquisitions
  • Holding company formation
  • Leveraged acquisitions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Stock offerings
  • Sub-chapter S corporate restructuring
  • Tender offers
  • Trust preferred
  • Branch purchases and sales
  • Public and private equity offerings
  • Subordinated and secured debt
  • Bank stock loans
  • Regulatory applications
  • Securities law compliance

Directors and Management Advisory Services

  • Corporate governance
  • Director and officer education, defense, and representation
  • Regulatory compliance and defense
  • Troubled bank representation
  • Shareholder issues and agreements
  • Strategic planning advice and assistance
  • Equity incentive plans

Other Services

  • Affiliate transactions
  • Compliance and disclosure
  • Employee benefits/ESOPs
  • Intellectual property
  • Lending limit advice
  • Bank operations
  • Purchase/sale of real property for bank sites
  • Regulatory compliance
  • REO disposition
  • Trade name and trademark protection
  • Uniform commercial code


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