Our Practice Areas

Financial Services & Risk Management

The financial services landscape is in constant flux. New laws, regulations and administrative oversight require continuous monitoring and understanding, and impact both transactional services as well as litigation risk. Managing risk requires a regular review of best practices to ensure proper protocol and procedures are implemented at all times. Businesses seeking legal counsel in the areas of financial services and risk management expect personalized advice and recommendations from attorneys with knowledge of, and experience within, the existing legal framework, coupled with the ability to obtain results in a practical, cost-effective manner.  Walsh’s attorneys offer just that, delivering our clients what matters most.

 

Our attorneys possess a broad range of transactional and litigation experience, which allows us to offer clients a comprehensive suite of legal services in the areas of corporate transactions and asset sales, commercial lending, commercial law, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, insolvency, creditors’ rights, fiduciary services and credit risk management.

 

Walsh’s transactional practice within the financial services space includes, among other things, negotiating and drafting loan documents and other complex financial instruments, perfecting liens, advising buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of assets and providing counsel in connection with all UCC-related issues, such as secured transactions, letters of credit, negotiable instruments, documents of title and warehousemen’s liens.

 

When litigation is necessary, our attorneys offer clients extensive in-court experience, having successfully represented all types of business entities, financial institutions and individuals in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters throughout New Jersey and New York, at both the state and federal level, from trial through appeal. Our team also regularly represents clients in connection with bankruptcy litigation and contested matters, commercial loan workouts, foreclosure and debt-instrument litigation, tax sale foreclosures, judgment enforcement and other insolvency-related matters.

 

Our attorneys have equal experience representing debtors and creditors in both bankruptcy liquidations and restructurings, and serve as national bankruptcy counsel to a number of domestic and foreign corporations. Our team includes former law clerks with the United States Bankruptcy Court, further contributing to our ability to provide the firm’s clients with dynamic and pragmatic bankruptcy counseling and solutions.

 

Walsh’s financial services and risk management attorneys are also engaged by clients to undertake a thorough review of their business forms, purchase orders, invoices, long and short-term contracts and deal terms to ensure best practices under the Uniform Commercial Code, and to provide guidance with compliance-related issues, including with respect to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and related state statutes, escheat laws and other laws and regulations.

 

Our number and the representative experience of our attorneys allows us to offer clients unique, personalized and cost-effective legal services to accommodate virtually every need in the commercial lending, asset disposition, commercial law, distressed debt and insolvency-related spaces.  Walsh’s attorneys routinely collaborate among our firm’s practice groups to provide clients with access to other lawyers with experience in class-action defense, litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property and other specialized areas in an inter-disciplinary approach to provide guidance and solutions to any financial services or risk management issue that may arise.

 

Among others, Walsh’s financial services and risk management team provides legal counseling in connection with the following practice areas:

 

  • Commercial Lending and Finance
  • Commercial Law, including secured transactions, sales of goods, letters of credit, and warehousemen’s liens
  • Commercial and Residential Foreclosures
  • Corporate and Rent Receiverships
  • Fiduciary Services
  • Workouts and Forbearance Agreements
  • Substantive Non-Consolidation Opinions
  • Asset Sales and Corporate Transactions
  • Collections and Judgment Enforcement
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Article 9 Lien Foreclosures
  • Tax Lien Foreclosures
  • Regulatory and Compliance Counseling
  • Expert Testimony