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Financial law is the law and regulation of the insurance, derivatives, commercial banking, capital markets and investment management sectors. Understanding Financial law is crucial to appreciating the creation and formation of banking and financial regulation, as well as the legal framework for finance generally.

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Preparing For The End Game When Underwriting New Credits

Most financial institutions we have represented over the years make a fine-line distinction between loan officers and asset recovery officers. In many instances, this distinction makes sense. If a loan officer considers too openly the risk for failure of a new loan, he or she may attract less new lending relationships and cut off the life-blood of that institution. That [...]

IRS Publishes Final IBOR Transition Regulations

On December 30, 2021, the Treasury Department and IRS issued final regulations to address the taxability of modifications that replace LIBOR or another interbank offered rate (an IBOR) with a qualified rate like SOFR. Notably, the final regulations eliminate the proposed regulations’ requirement that the modification result in an instrument with a substantially equivalent FMV to be nontaxable. We discussed the proposed regulations here, [...]

Bank and finance regulation in the United States is highly fragmented compared with other G10 countries, where most countries have only one bank regulator. In the U.S., banking is regulated at both the federal and state level. Depending on the type of charter a banking organization has and on its organizational structure, it may be subject to numerous federal and state banking regulations.  If you have questions regarding banking or finance law contact one of our recommended attorneys today.