January 16, 2022

Volume XII, Number 16


Financial Institutions Group

2018 Go To Thought Leader AwardThe Financial Institutions Group of Vedder Price actively represents banking and savings institutions as well as other providers of financial services throughout the United States in a broad spectrum of matters. The members of the Financial Institutions Group include former senior legal officials of the Federal Reserve, OCC, OTS, SEC, FINRA (formerly the NASD) and the U.S. Department of Justice. Numbering more than 20 professionals, the FIG Group has one of the largest legal practice groups focusing on the corporate and regulatory representations of financial institutions of any U.S. law fi rm. Over 65 percent of the firm’s clientele are financial services companies. As a result, we are deeply involved in representing our financial institution clients in multiple facets of their business.

  • Mergers and acquisitions and other strategic initiatives
  • Formation and expansion of bank, thrift and financial holding companies and de novo institutions
  • Conversion to stock form and mutual holding company reorganizations of mutual savings institutions
  • Charter conversions to banks or savings institutions
  • Securities underwritings and placements as part of complete SEC representation
  • Purchases and sales of branch offices and asset/liability pools
  • Representation of institutions and management officials before the FDIC, OCC, OTS, Federal Reserve Board and various state regulatory commissions, as well as related "white-collar" criminal matters
  • Design and implementation of new products/services, including formation of proprietary mutual funds and bank/insurance products and marketing systems
  • Executive compensation arrangements and employee benefit plans, as part of complete IRS/ERISA/Department of Labor representation
  • Credit structuring/loan and lease documentation, including multi-bank credits, securitization and equipment and project finance
  • Technology licensing
  • Creditor rights and lender and environmental liability matters

Articles in the National Law Review database by Financial Institutions Group