The financial services industry has never been more complex, competitive, or highly scrutinized. Michael Best delivers the actionable advice and assistance clients need to meet today’s challenges, from the everyday to the exceptional.
Our Banking and Financial Services practice assists financial firms of all sizes. Clients include regional, national, and global institutions in a variety of sectors, from holding companies to banks, savings banks, savings and loans, credit unions, trust companies, mutual funds, and insurance companies.
We work in multidisciplinary teams with lawyers across the firm, drawing on the abilities and experience of our Transactional, Litigation, Labor and Employment Relations, and Intellectual Property practices.
While offering the full range of services, our Banking and Financial Services group places special focus on providing strategic solutions in the following areas:
Blockchain, Digital Currencies & Smart Contracts
As the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and smart contracts becomes more prevalent, and as digital currencies become mainstream, Michael Best’s Blockchain, Digital Currencies & Smart Contracts team is here to help your company adopt, invest in, create technological solutions around, and navigate the regulatory landscape of blockchain and DLT.
Commercial Finance & Lending
When organizations enter into relationships with lenders and other business partners, the terms of those agreements are critical and often complex. Michael Best provides guidance for mutually beneficial relationships across the entire spectrum of finance options.
Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Workouts
We have extensive experience offering counsel in situations of financial distress and potential default, representing distressed businesses as well as creditors.
We advise dealers and end users on a full range of derivative products throughout the entire derivatives lifecycle, from the structuring and documenting of transactions to enforcement.
Financial Institution Regulatory Law
We assist a broad cross-section of financial organizations in complying with the complex and changing regulations imposed by state and federal governments.
Led by former federal prosecutors, our team has extensive experience handling sensitive government and internal investigations, with a strong record of successfully resolving regulatory and criminal matters.