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Counsel to Community Banks Regarding Regulatory Matters

Counseled community bank clients on expansion of products and services, including outlining regulatory expectations and guidance related to offering new products and services.

Joseph E. Silvia

Counsel for Large Regional and Community Banks in Mergers & Acquisitions

Represented large regional and community bank clients in applications for approval of mergers and acquisitions of bank and non-bank entities.

Joseph E. Silvia

Counsel to Community Bank Regarding Anti-Money Laundering Compliance

Review and drafting of policies and procedures for community bank client regarding anti-money laundering compliance. 

Joseph E. Silvia

Representation of Financial Services Firm in FINRA Matters

Representation of a financial services firm in multiple arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against former employees, obtaining awards against the employees on loans provided to them by the firm and denial of all counterclaims.

Laurie A. Perez

Counsel to Financial Institutions

Represented multiple financial institutions in real estate, construction, and working capital financing transactions, including lead negotiation and drafting of credit agreement, promissory note, mortgage, assignment of leases, security agreement, and other ancillary documents related thereto.

Nolan A. Yaldo

Counsel to Financial Institutions in Contested Mortgage Foreclosure Matters

Represented financial institutions in contested mortgage foreclosure cases including a lien priority dispute between the client and another financial institution stemming from the borrower's failure to close a line of credit with second lender.  Obtained a judgment in favor of the client holding that client's lien was in first position. 

Tejal S. Desai

Sale of 37 Parcels – Cook County

Served as primary attorney for the simultaneous sale of 37 parcels of real estate in Cook County, Illinois for a bank client.

Charles A. Semmelhack

FINRA Arbitrations

Representation of a financial services firm in multiple FINRA arbitrations resulting in awards in favor of the financial services firm.

Mike Braun

Successful Settlement for National Financial Services Firm of ADA Claims

Lead trial counsel for national financial services firm in ADA lawsuit alleging failure to accommodate and disability discrimination. Multiple deposition admissions eviscerated plaintiff's claims and drove a cost effective nuisance value settlement, avoiding protracted litigation and attorney fees.

Brian A. Kreucher

Outstanding Loan Claims Settled on Behalf of Financial Services Firm

Successfully negotiated a number of settlements of outstanding loan balances on behalf of a financial services firm, resulting in the payment of millions of dollars on the loans.

Mike Braun