Banking & Financial Institutions

At Meissner Tierney,  our attorneys regularly counsel clients in the financial services industry, with a focus towards maintaining the integrity of our clients’ investments and protecting our clients’ individual and institutional interests. 

Our clients come from a variety of disciplines within the financial industry, including banking, investment and insurance.  On the banking side, our clients include banks, credit unions and other creditors and lending institutions.  We frequently counsel on a wide range of issues, including commercial financing and lending, public financing, financial restructuring and workouts, creditor’s rights, perfection of security interests, state and federal regulatory compliance, privacy regulations, foreclosure and loan-related litigation, just to name a few.  We often work with institutions to both develop standardized documentation for various types of commercial and consumer transactions and to modify existing documentation to accommodate the unique aspects of transactions.  Of course, we also work extensively with clients in matters involving transaction analysis, term negotiation and document drafting.

On the investment side, our clients include venture capitalists, investment advisors, investment advisor representatives, broker-dealers and other financial professionals.  Our attorneys regularly assist these individuals and institutions in registration, filings and compliance matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and state administrative agencies, as well as filings, regulatory compliance and representation in enforcement and other litigation proceedings.

On the insurance side, we represent a number of national and international insurance companies in a variety of matters, including various state licensure and expansion applications, annual and quarterly state compliance filings, audit committee and investment committee compliance and antifraud and other regulatory compliance.  Our attorneys also frequently represent insurance companies in coverage disputes, regulatory enforcement and other litigation matters. 

Our breadth of experience in the financial industry allows us to offer counsel that is uniquely tailored to our clients’ businesses.  Whether it’s negotiating and implementing a particular transaction, or ensuring our clients’ sophisticated practices are in line with complicated and ever-evolving regulation, we allow our clients to focus on their businesses rather than their risk of liability.