Financial Services Litigation
The firm has substantial depth of experience in lending and sales practices. Since its inception, the firm has been lead counsel for a number of banks and other lending institutions, including consumer lenders. In the course of those representations, the firm has garnered substantial experience in all manner of lending related litigation, including: check kiting; violation of restrictive indorsement; embezzlement; wrongful wire transfer and ACH; conversion of instruments; commercial collection; wrongful foreclosure and repossession; credit insurance related claims; wrongful refinancing; Equal Credit Opportunity Act claims; Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims; Fair Credit Reporting Act claims; and guaranty litigation.
The firm has handled numerous lending related disputes at trial, in arbitration and before state and federal regulatory agencies, including state departments of banking and consumer finance, the FDIC, Federal Reserve Board and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
The firm’s lending clients range from large national and multinational lenders to small community banks and finance companies. Representative clients include Regions Financial Corporation and Regions Bank, Springleaf Finance, Inc. (formerly known as American General Financial Services, Inc.), GMAC, Homecomings Financial, Trustmark National Bank, Hancock Holdings Corporation and Hancock Bank, Harrison Finance Company and U.S. Bank.