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West Virginia and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Bill"), while formulated to reign in the perceived excesses on Wall Street, has dramatic implications for community banks on Main Street and will undoubtedly impact the way business in West Virginia is done.

This mammoth legislation of more than 2,300 pages contemplates that 10 federal agencies will create some 243 new regulations each of which could run into hundreds of pages and, while smaller banks were exempted from many of the provisions of the Bill, they will be impacted by sweeping new reporting and regulatory requirements.  Simply determining how to comply with the impending regulatory framework will tax the limited resources of these institutions as the details take shape over the next 6 to 18 months.

West Virginia businesses will, without question, be impacted as the banks with whom they work, both large and small, adapt to the changes to our financial system.  A general overview of the major provisions of the Bill as passed by Congress is available HERE.

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Matt Kingery, Commercial Finance Lawyer, Dinsmore Shohl, Charleston law practice

Matt Kingery is a partner in the Finance Department and a member of the Commercial Finance practice group. Matt’s practice primarily focuses on the representation of national and regional lending institutions in all aspects of commercial lending, including construction loans, asset based loans, and low income housing loans. Matt counsels lenders on an array of distressed loan questions, including workouts and restructuring issues, receiverships, foreclosure proceedings and REO portfolio matters. Matt also utilizes both his thorough understanding of real estate law and...

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