With over 120 years of collective business law experience among our partners and our legal team, are representative matters cover almost every industry and include a wide array of legal controversies and strategic counsel. A summary of some of our attorneys more notable successes involving banks and other financial institutions include:

  • Represented a major national bank in a dispute with a private individual and a prominent import-export business. The bank and other lenders had been defrauded through the use of false documentation. As a result of our firm’s involvement, the bank was protected from adverse actions from the lead lender on the underlying syndicated loan, in which the bank was a participant. Further, an extensive investigation led to recommendations, allowing the bank to pursue recovery of loan proceeds.
  • Successfully defended a bank against an action brought by a bankruptcy trustee to recover allegedly fraudulent transfers. The bank’s motion for partial summary adjudication resulted in a determination that the transfers were not fraudulent despite flawed loan documentation, and a favorable disposition of the matter.
  • Managed breach of contract complaints on behalf of several banks, and prepared accompanying motions for pre-judgment writs of attachment and for appointment of receivers.
  • Prosecuted fraudulent transfer and other avoidance actions arising under the Bankruptcy Code and state law on behalf of unsecured creditors’ committees, resulting in significant recoveries for creditors.
  • Obtained the dismissal of bankruptcy cases for “bad faith” where the debtors had filed to avoid creditors’ collection efforts.
  • Prosecuted conversion action on behalf of bank where borrower had collateral out of the country.
  • Defended a bank in preference action brought by a bankruptcy trustee.
  • Brought numerous preference recovery actions and handled claims objections on behalf of a trustee following confirmation of a plan of liquidation.
  • Negotiated the refinancing of a substantial secured note on behalf of a debtor in bankruptcy resulting in confirmation of a consensual chapter 11 plan unanimously supported by all creditors.
  • Negotiated a settlement prior to trial dismissing all of plaintiff’s lender liability claims.
  • Represented an ad hoc group of secured term lenders in successful out-of-court restructuring of a large U.S.-based for-profit education company with over $1.5 billion of secured and unsecured debt.
  • Represented an ad hoc group of first lien lenders in pre-negotiated chapter 11 cases of one of world’s largest restaurant franchisors, with over $625 million of secured debt.
  • Represented the servicer of a $1 billion CMBS loan in the chapter 11 bankruptcies of owners of five high profile luxury resorts. The CMBS was paid in full, plus a portion of default interest.
  • Represented a first lien agent and the steering committee of the first lien debt in an out-of-court restructuring of global provider of Oregon-based air transport services for cargo and personnel to government and commercial customers.
  • Represented an indenture trustee of senior notes in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of residential land development and homebuilding companies whose principal asset was a 356-home luxury coastal community in development in Orange County, California. The contentious cram-down case ultimately resulted in a consensual plan.
  • Represented a financial services provider of residential real estate loans who served as lender to some of the nation’s most prominent in connection with out-of-court workout and restructuring of extensive residential real estate development programs/portfolio (that included land banking, model home financing, and traditional construction loan programs). Client had exposure, in the aggregate, for hundreds of millions of dollars under these programs.
  • Represented two prominent national banks in their capacities as the largest secured lenders to one of the nation’s largest privately-owned homebuilders in its bankruptcy cases.