Financial Institutions

The world in which financial institutions operate has become increasingly competitive, presenting institutions with compelling new challenges and heightened regulatory scrutiny. At the same time, market changes have created new opportunities. Troutman Sanders has a long history of service to financial institutions and is well qualified to counsel clients in this complex and constantly shifting industry. Our team focuses on current trends while ensuring we provide timely and specific counsel to help clients with their most important decisions.

Publications such as The American Banker, Chambers, Best Lawyers in America, Thomson Financial, Legal Elite and Super Lawyers consistently recognize our firm’s financial institutions attorneys among the leaders in the industry. The Financial Institutions practice has represented clients in engagements throughout the United States and through every economic cycle. We have substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, public offerings, securities reporting, corporate governance, and many other areas, as outlined below.

The group also includes attorneys with prior government service with federal and state regulatory authorities, enabling us to reach decision makers at the highest levels of federal and state government. We advise clients facing regulatory difficulties and have handled high-level regulatory negotiations at hearings and in formal and informal proceedings. Our attorneys also have been involved in civil enforcement and criminal investigations, including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), and grand jury proceedings.

This long history of corporate, securities and regulatory experience in the industry enables us to provide effective, efficient and creative representation in areas of critical importance to financial institutions. Our team regularly provides advice regarding matters of critical importance to financial institutions, including the following areas:

Community Banking

Mergers and Acquisitions

Securities and Capital Markets 

Mortgage, Financial Technology and Other Financial Services

Regulation, Compliance and Litigation 

Additional Services for Banks