Banking & Secured Transactions

Banking & Secured Transactions

Practice Area Info

We are proud of our long tradition of representing Arkansas banks in achieving their corporate goals. It has been our privilege to represent a number of Arkansas based state or federally chartered institutions in a variety of transactions, including corporate formation and governance, capital formation, taxation, state and federal regulatory matters and in other areas integral to the corporate existence and operations of banking institutions. Our representation also extends to serving as Arkansas counsel for large national concerns as well as local community banks.

Recent transactions in which our banking and commercial lending lawyers have served as counsel are the following:

  • Representing an Arkansas bank holding company in conversion to Subchapter S corporation status.
  • Representing an Arkansas state chartered institution in acquisition of another Arkansas state chartered bank, which included corporate due diligence, analysis of bank financial records and review of real estate in connection with acquisition of multiple branches.
  • Representing dissenting shareholders in the exercise of rights under the Arkansas banking statutes.
  • Successfully representing an Arkansas state chartered institution in recapitalizing to avoid closure by the FDIC.

We are also involved in clients’ commercial lending activities, such as loan documentation, negotiation with borrowers and borrowers’ counsel and loan closings. We also assist lenders in a wide variety of commercial lending transactions, including asset-based working capital loans, equipment loans and leases, construction and real estate loans and corporate acquisition financing. Among our clients are state and federally chartered financial institutions located within and outside Arkansas and syndicated financings for lending groups.