About BankinBits

BankinBits, which discusses recent developments in the banking industry, is produced and maintained by attorneys in the Banking and Financial Services Division at Stinson Leonard Street.

Primary authors of this site include:

For more information about how the issues discussed on this site relate to your business, please contact one of these attorneys.

About Stinson Leonard Street’s Banking and Financial Services Division

Our practice group represents hundreds of financial institutions from large national organizations to regional community banks, credit unions, private institutional and asset managers and government entities. We have direct experience at all stages of a financial institution’s life cycle, from structuring and formation through the transactional needs of a mature financial entity. We help lead our clients through operational and legal risk, regulatory matters, corporate and board-level best practices and litigation management. We bring to bear your objectives and counsel appropriately.

Members of our practice group have significant experience representing banks and financial institutions across transactional, regulatory, operations and litigation areas, including:

  • Commercial lending
  • Bank and holding company M&A
  • De novo charters
  • Branch sales
  • Private equity investments in banks
  • Capital raising
  • Regulatory and compliance
  • Consumer finance
  • Payment systems and operations
  • Loan workouts and creditors’ remedies
  • Securities and finance litigation
  • Community banking

Of note, SNL Financial’s 2014 U.S. M&A Legal Adviser Rankings placed Stinson Leonard Street #8 among bank & thrift legal advisers in the number of whole bank and bank branch deals completed. The firm advised banks and bank holding companies in the negotiation of 10 purchases or sales for a combined deal value of over $422 million.

The firm’s banking and financial services attorneys have also been recognized by The American Banker as leading advisors in banking M&A transactions.

As a combined practice group, we will leverage our greater resources and expanded reach to continue representing banks and other financial institutions of all sizes and types, from Fortune 500 corporations to community banks and other emerging financial services businesses.