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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

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

Non-solicitation and Trade Secrets

Successfully advised a financial services firm in connection with the hiring of various financial advisors to avoid litigation over violations of non-solicitation and trade secret provisions.

Mike Braun

Successful Defense of Financial Institution and Award of Attorney's Fees

Successfully represented a financial institution and obtained dismissal with prejudice and award of attorneys' fees against customer who alleged negligence and fraud by allowing a rogue employee to cash checks and convert over $1MM of the customer's funds.

Joseph B. VanFleet, Tim Gronewold, Chase M. Hundman

Counsel to Seller in Financial Institutions Merger

Represented seller in a merger of regional financial institutions, successfully coordinated shareholder disclosure and vote approving unreduced supplemental pension payments to seller's key executives. The approval exempted the payments from treatment as parachute payments for tax purposes. Without shareholder approval, the seller's key executives would have received significantly reduced benefits.

Robert B. Johnston

Successful Verdict for Bank Client

Obtained a verdict in favor of a banking client after a four-day trial in Alameda County, California, defeating the claim of the borrower who asserted that the bank's mortgage was invalid.

Daniel S. Rubin