Financial Services Litigation

The financial services industry has long been one of the most complex, highly regulated and carefully scrutinized business segments in the world. The collapse of the credit markets and the mortgage foreclosure crisis have created unprecedented challenges for banks and other financial services institutions, not the least of which has been a tidal wave of lawsuits and government investigations attacking fundamental business practices. In addition, banks have been forced to both anticipate and react swiftly to a wide array of new regulations.

Stark’s long history of representation of financial institutions has prepared the firm well to stand with its clients in meeting these multi-faceted and unprecedented challenges. Because we understand the business, our attorneys are called upon by financial institutions to meet these challenges.

Below is a sampling of the broad array of claims that our financial institution clients face, simply as a result of their day-to-day business activities:

  • Loan workout, receivership and lender liability actions.
  • Disputes under Articles 3, 4 and 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code, including fraudulent endorsements and fictitious payees.
  • Failed asset securitizations and defaulted syndicated loans, representing both lead lenders and participants.
  • Intercreditor disputes, including issues relating to the perfection and priority of security interests and the interpretation of lien or payment subordination agreements.
  • Responding to breach of privacy claims by bank customers.
  • Conversion claims relating to consumer and commercial deposit accounts, and application of National Automated Clearinghouse Association rules and regulations.

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