Financial Institutions

Our Financial Institutions practice group is staffed by seasoned trial and appellate attorneys with over 100 years of collective experience in financial institution litigation. We represent financial institutions in a variety of civil and business litigation matters. We advise on governmental regulation and compliance issues and respond to government inquiries. Our practice encompasses both commercial and real estate matters. Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing institutional creditors in all aspects of creditors’ rights litigation, including:

  • Director and officer liability cases
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Receivership proceedings
  • Claim and delivery actions
  • Attachment applications
  • Prosecution of borrower fraud
  • Defense of borrower class actions
  • Unlawful detainer actions
  • Defense of lender liability claims
  • Environmental litigation
  • Mortgage banking litigation

We have also represented lenders in class actions involving allegations of collection of improper late fees and failure to pay accrued interest on escrow accounts. We routinely represent lenders and borrowers in connection with various types of secured financings, including asset-based loans.

In each instance, we assess the matter at the outset and perform a cost-benefit analysis so our client knows their options from the start.

Our Financial Institutions practice includes:

  • Director and officer liability cases
  • Judicial and non-judicial foreclosures
  • Consumer lending Litigation
  • Personal guaranty litigation
  • Negotiable instruments litigation
  • Acquisition, development and real property secured financing litigation
  • Title insurance claims, coverage and defense matters
  • Defense against alleged violations of TILA, Reg Z, Reg B, HMDA, BSA, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Lending Act
  • Loan Modification
  • Eviction Process
  • Loan Resolution (Loss Mitigation)
  • REO Closings
  • Consumer Lending – Secured and Unsecured
  • Consumer and Small Business Banking/Retail Financial Services
  • Commercial and Commercial Real Estate Lending
  • Resolution Trust Company (RTC) Experience



          Group Leader: Christopher Yoo