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Banking & Financial Institutions

Pender & Coward attorneys in the Banking & Financial Institutions practice area provide transactional and litigation support in all facets of commercial and consumer banking on behalf of national, regional and local lenders, including banks, credit unions and specialized lenders in all areas of lending, both transactional and litigation related.  We provide independent counsel to review loan documents and due diligence items with respect to real estate and other loan closing transactions to efficiently protect the bank's interest.  Our attorneys have experience in many specialized lending arrangements including dealer finance, participation loans, mezzanine financing and securitized secondary market transactions. 

Our banking and finance attorneys also have decades of experience working with the banking and credit union business community to enforce creditor's rights and remedies, including problem loan workout, collateral liquidation including foreclosure and UCC sales, special assets, deficiency collection and in bankruptcy proceedings, including relief from stay, actions to block discharge and plan confirmation issues.  Our attorneys also stand ready to defend against lender liability claims in Federal and state courts.  We are proud of our good reputation working with most of the leading banks and bankers in Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina.

Representative Cases and Transactions
  • Handled multiple multimillion-dollar cases for bank that acquired assets of FDIC receivership in Norfolk, VA.

  • Successfully represented regional bank in litigation regarding $17 million loan participation lawsuit.

  • Successfully defended banks in multiple lender liability suits.

  • Performed hundreds of workouts and debt restructuring transactions.

  • Represented banks and lenders in thousands of loan negotiations and closings as bank counsel.

  • Represented numerous lenders in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings.

Banking & Financial Institutions