Practice Area

Banking & Financial Institutions


Our Banking & Financial Institutions practice group has extensive experience with regulatory and transactional issues for clients ranging from publicly-traded, diversified bank holding companies to single-office community banks. We advise our clients on day-to-day operational issues as well as corporate, securities, and regulatory aspects of the financial services industry, including:

  • mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances;
  • capital markets and financing transactions, including SEC registered offerings of debt securities, subordinated debt, senior notes, private placements, and credit facilities;
  • charter selection, formation, liquidation, and conversion applications;
  • asset purchase and sale transactions, including bulk loan sales, participation agreements, note sales, and distressed asset transactions;
  • bank holding company formation and regulation;
  • branch acquisitions and divestitures;
  • compliance with Federal Reserve, FDIC, and CFPB regulations and state banking regulations;
  • enforcement action counseling and defense;
  • financial regulatory reform, including the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III;
  • financial services litigation;
  • insurance and other financial products and services;
  • regulatory applications and appeals, including practice before the North Carolina Banking Commission, appeal of federal supervisory determinations, and stock exchange de-listing appeals;
  • regulatory and strategic counseling;
  • TARP and SBLF compliance and transactions;
  • savings banks and savings and loan practice; and
  • trust company formation and regulation.

To discuss our Banking & Financial Services expertise and services, please contact Stuart Rigot at 919.882.7122 or or Jonathan Greene at 919.865.2832 or

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