My practice focuses on representing banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions in numerous facets of their daily operations including, but not limited to: preparation of commercial loan documentation and security instruments for various forms of collateralized loans; assistance with resolution of issues arising from environmental phase I and TSP assessments; participation in, and the negotiation of building and property acquisitions and leases; assisting with contract negotiations with third-parties and other business partners; assisting with the drafting of participation agreements, and prosecuting and defending suits brought upon participation agreements; defending against lender liability claims and suits; assistance with development of loan workout solutions, and collection of non-performing commercial loans, via negotiation or suit.

My practice also includes Deed of Trust/Mortgage foreclosure; direct handling of, or oversight of handling by insurers of negligence and/or E&O claims; advising clients with regard to fiduciary responsibility issues arising under ERISA, issues arising under the Bank Protection Act, the Privacy Act of 1974, the Right to Financial Privacy Act, the Financial Modernization Act of 1999 (Gramm-Leach-Bliley), and Dodd-Frank, and compliance issues with the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions and/or federal regulators; responding to government and regulator requests and requirements; researching and providing opinion letters on FDIC issues; dealing with third parties, including other financial institutions and police agencies, regarding potential criminal matters (involving customers, employees, and third-parties); and protecting creditors’ rights in Federal and State forfeiture actions against property seized in criminal investigations.