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Financial Institutions Corporate and Regulatory

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Langley & Banack’s Financial Institutions Corporate and Regulatory practice is singularly focused on providing creative and effective legal solutions to community banks and other financial institutions. Our goal is to enable our financial institution clients to successfully navigate the challenges of an ever-evolving corporate and regulatory landscape, while achieving their strategic goals.

Our attorneys rely on years of experience and strong professional relationships with bank regulatory agencies to provide exceptional legal counsel on all aspects of corporate and bank regulatory law. We represent banks, thrifts, trust companies and holding companies of all sizes, from the smallest community bank to multi-billion dollar companies. We also frequently provide legal counsel to individual bank directors, officers and owners on matters relating their institutions or the financial services industry.

The focus of our Financial Institutions Corporate and Regulatory practice includes the following:

  • Bank mergers and acquisitions
  • Purchases and sales of branches and other assets
  • Debt and equity securities offerings
  • Corporate governance and director responsibilities
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • De novo charters
  • Holding company formations
  • Subchapter S conversions
  • Bank regulatory applications and filings
  • Regulatory compliance matters (including consumer compliance)
  • Formal and informal enforcement actions
  • Product expansion (e.g., insurance, securities and other permissible activities)
  • Exit strategies and ownership succession planning

As community bank advocates, not only do we strive to provide the very best legal counsel for our clients, we are also deeply committed to sustaining the viability of the community bank charter. We are extensively engaged in numerous community bank trade associations, including the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, Texas Bankers Association and the Independent Community Bankers of America, and have advocated on behalf of the community bank industry in front of members of Congress and various Congressional committees. Our attorneys are frequent speakers at banking conferences and other educational events, and regularly write articles on a wide variety of legal issues of importance to the banking industry.

At Langley & Banack our main objective is helping our clients achieve success. We take great pride in maintaining highly-competitive billing rates within the industry, and we are always happy to discuss alternative billing structures. Our ability to provide comprehensive corporate and bank regulatory legal counsel in a cost-efficient manner makes us the ideal law firm to represent community banks.

For more information on L&B’s Financial Institutions Corporate and Regulatory practice, contact Bruce E. Toppin, III. He can be reached by telephone at (210) 253-7102 or by e-mail at btoppin@langleybanack.com.

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