Financial Services

Services for Businesses Seeking Financing

Despite an unprecedented economic downturn and additional banking regulations, the basic nature of business transactions has not changed. While additional regulations may complicate transactions, sophisticated financings continue to support the flow of business. The range of our experience provides us with an understanding and knowledge of rapidly changing market standards for various types of transactions. Because we have a reputation for trying cases, we also are effective at settling them. We are often hired to sue or represent investment banks, accounting and auditing firms, private equity and hedge funds, commercial banks, large companies and other financial institutions. We handle cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. Accordingly, our team is able to advise and assist clients in the following:

  • Commercial lending
  • Equipment financing and leasing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Bankruptcies, workouts, restructuring and insolvencies
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Real estate finance
  • Revolving lines of credit
  • Structured finance
  • Tax credit transactions

Services for Financing Institutions

Zagrans Law Firm is comprised of innovative strategists, experienced litigators and transactional attorneys with practical experience and long-term dealings in the banking industry. We understand how our clients’ businesses work, are closely familiar with the regulations and have perspective gained from years of experience. New regulations governing the financial services industry have created fundamental and unprecedented challenges relative to managing risk, achieving operational efficiency and addressing funding concerns.

Moreover, bank failures, convergence, consolidations and globalization have threatened the industry and continue to redefine it. With much at stake, banks, lenders and other financial institutions seek our experienced legal counsel to help them navigate through the new and emerging marketplace realities and manage the regulatory and operational changes. In addition to the services noted above, which reflect the potential needs of any business involved in a financing, we provide comprehensive, informed support for our bank and financial institution clients in these additional areas:

  • Bank regulations
  • Bank failures
  • Financial investigations
  • Investment management
  • Trust fund management
  • Data privacy and security

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

When legal disputes arise, Zagrans is a trusted partner, responsive to client needs and capable of employing creative and aggressive dispute resolution strategies to uphold and safeguard our clients’ interests. Highlights in this area include:

  • Defending clients in investigations and enforcement actions dealing with essentially every SEC enforcement issue
  • Representing clients in Department of Justice investigations
  • Litigating cases involving a variety of securities on behalf of brokerage firms, mutual fund companies and other financial institutions
  • Advising clients through complex antitrust and consumer fraud investigations and litigation
  • Defending financial institutions in breach of fiduciary claims