Media Mentions

March 18, 2011

Authored by: Jeannie Osborne

With attorneys and staff worldwide, Bryan Cave often makes the news.  Recent media mentions of attorneys in the Financial Institutions group include:

Moeling in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Partner Walt Moeling was quoted March 5 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution concerning the high number of failed banks in Georgia, many of them concentrated within 70 miles of Atlanta. For the most part, the failed banks were heavily tied to the state’s once-booming housing market. “The banks that failed are a direct reflection of the economy that supported them,” Moeling said.  Click here to read the full article.

Custer and Dempsey in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Partner Bill Custer was quoted March 10 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for his representation of a syndicate of banks that held an $89.3 million loan on a large Arizona development that failed. Following a one-week arbitration last December in which Custer and Atlanta Partner Jennifer Dempsey represented the banks, a panel of arbitrators entered an award on Valentine’s Day against longtime Atlanta developer W. Harrison Merrill in the amount of $43.6 million. Unfortunately, the decision does not clear the way for banks, located primarily in the Southeast, to collect the money any time soon. A trial in the Superior Court of Pinal County, Ariz., later this year ultimately will be required to resolve the matter.  Click here to read the full article.