BrownWinick’s Banking practice group provides transactional and counseling services to banks, commercial finance companies and other institutions engaged in financing transactions. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience in: notes and loan documentation, mortgages, secured commercial transactions, commercial paper, bank deposits, lender liability concerns, consumer protection laws (such as truth in lending and usury), operational matters (such as accounts and forms, electronic transfers and customer privacy issues), letters of credit, and loan participations.

Banking Attorneys

Relevant Cases

D.B. Zwirn v. First American Bank, et. al.
Represented First American Bank in a case in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York involving various breach of contract and conspiracy claims related to the transfer and repayment of a debt instrument, which the parties eventually settled

We currently represent a national bank in a probate proceeding and a separate lawsuit involving a $3.5 million fraudulent loan obtained from the bank by the decedent, who thereafter committed suicide.

Bekins Distribution Center, et. al. v. First American Bank, et. al.
Successfully defended First American Bank and one of its investment advisors against breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and various negligence claims involving defendants’ handling of plaintiffs’ investment portfolio. Plaintiffs sought over $20 million in damages and case involved in approximately two-week trial.

*Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation in which we practice and do not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.