CECB is pleased to announce Mr. Andrew K. Bennett as the Chair of our Banking and Financial Services Group. Mr. Bennett is a member of the Bank Counsel Section of the Missouri Bankers Association, which is made up of member attorneys from across Missouri who focus their practice on representation of financial institutions. CECB is an associate member and proud supporter of the Missouri Bankers Association. Other members of the Banking and Financial Services Group include John M. Carnahan, Frank C. Carnahan, C. Bradford Cantwell, Julie T. Brown, Joseph D. Sheppard, John E. Price and Christiaan D. Horton.
The Banking and Financial Services group at CECB provides a full range of services to financial institutions, including advice on formation, regulatory compliance, operations, mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial loan transactions, estate and trust administration, loan enforcement, and protection of creditors’ rights, including bankruptcy representation in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts.
Our lawyers represent locally owned, regional, and national financial institutions. We work closely with our financial institution partners, understanding that prompt and professional attention is required to serve our clients’ best interest.
Our lawyers represent financial institutions in proceedings in state and federal courts, involving foreclosure, collections, lender liability defense, and trust litigation. We also provide representation in mediation and arbitration proceedings. We have a proven track record that has resulted in substantial judgements, verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Our Banking and Financial Services group provides guidance and assistance with preparation of loan documentation, review of title reports, and UCC security interest perfection and priority matters. We have a thorough understanding of complicated Estate Planning strategies and entity formations that impact lender decision-making and risk analysis on a routine basis.