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Banking & Finance

Many of the world's leading financial institutions rely on Faegre Baker Daniels to navigate the complexities of today's financing transactions. We provide industry-specific knowledge in core areas critical to banks and financial institutions.

We represent commercial banks, bank holding companies, thrifts and other financial institutions on matters ranging from corporate transactions, to regulatory matters, to complex litigation. We also represent funds, investors and non-regulated lenders in all aspects of structuring, documenting and collecting loans. We have earned our clients' trust over decades of service and have grown with them through many stages of success, always keeping their business objectives in mind.

Capital Raising

Access to capital is of fundamental importance to our clients. We work with bank holding companies and other financial institutions with respect to their issuance of senior and subordinated debt securities, convertible debt securities, hybrid capital securities, preferred stock and common stock. FaegreBD works with clients to establish medium-term note programs, bank note programs and commercial paper programs, thereby facilitating immediate access to the capital markets. Our capital raising experience includes public offerings, Rule 144A offerings, private placements and offerings under the regulations of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Lending Transactions

Our banking and finance professionals understand that lending transactions aren't run-of-the-mill business deals. We use our depth and breadth of experience to advise clients on every type of lending transaction across multiple industries, including private equity and investment financing, project and acquisition financing, and leveraged buyout transactions. We also represent agents in multi-lender credits and loans.

Loan Structuring

FaegreBD has worked with clients to structure many complicated financial transactions, including advising arrangers on the development and investment of syndicated loans. Our professionals offer creative strategies in loan structuring, negotiation and drafting of transaction documents, regulatory compliance, collateral perfection and enforcement, and inter-creditor and subordination issues. We work closely with our London colleagues to navigate differences between the U.S. and European loan markets. Our lawyers also represent private and public companies in finance negotiations, restructurings and workouts across many business sectors.

Corporate Services

FaegreBD's corporate service team works with clients on myriad business matters ranging from day-to-day operational issues to the most sophisticated corporate governance and compliance matters. We regularly advise financial institutions on:

  • Alternative legal forms
  • Capital structures
  • Shareholder, governance and operating agreements
  • Strategic alliances
  • Employment and employee benefit matters
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Other strategic issues

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Our professionals provide exceptional, efficient, results-oriented representation of financial institutions, creditors, debtors, committees and other parties in commercial restructurings and bankruptcies. We represent clients in all aspects of distressed transactions.


We litigate on behalf of lenders, trustees, commercial borrowers and contract counter-parties in all aspects of financial transactions.

Regulatory Services

Through our team of lawyers and consultants in Washington, D.C., FaegreBD provides access to key policy makers and regulators in D.C. to work through all legislative and policy matters affecting financial services clients. Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, the firm's national advisory and advocacy team, is based in Washington, D.C. and allows FaegreBD to integrate public policy and regulatory capabilities with the firm's delivery of legal services. Among other things, our D.C. team assists clients on governing charters, M&A and securities transactions, affiliate and loan transactions, licensing, privacy matters, regulatory inspections and enforcement actions.


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