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Media Mentions – July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012

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Media Mentions – July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012

by: Bryan Cave

With attorneys and staff worldwide, Bryan Cave attorneys are often quoted in the news.  Recent Media Mentions of Financial Institutions Group attorneys include:

Achenbach in American Banker

Ken Achenbach was quoted in a July 2 article in American Banker regarding the decline in FDIC Loss-Sharing Deals for failed-bank buyers as the economy improves. Achenbach said “If the FDIC loss share backstop is there, it certainly mitigates the risks involved in taking the portfolio . . . Given the limited amount of diligence you’re able to do in these deals, and particularly earlier in the economic cycle where there was much more price uncertainty in the real estate markets, people actively wanted that safety net. Over time, however, bidders may be becoming more comfortable with asset pricing and may be assigning less value to the protections of loss-sharing. In addition, the FDIC is now encouraging banks that are comfortable doing so to make

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Media Mentions – April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012

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Bryan Cave

Media Mentions – April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012

by: Bryan Cave

With attorneys and staff worldwide, Bryan Cave attorneys are often quoted in the news.  Recent Media Mentions of Financial Institutions Group attorneys include:

Blanchard in ABA Banking Journal, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta partner Jerry Blanchard authored an article April 13, in the ABA Banking Journal regarding recent cases that could spur review of “tried and true” loan contracts.  Blanchard gave an overview of the recent $75 million judgment against Delta Community Credit Union in Georgia.  Click here to read the full article.  He was quoted April 8 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the FDIC’s decision to seek penalties against certain officials of failed Georgia banks in instances where alleged malfeasance, not failed strategies, led to the bank’s failure.  Speaking in general about failed bank litigation, Blanchard said he expects most cases to be settled  before ever reaching trial.  “Most failed Georgia banks collapsed because of betting too heavily on a housing

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Media Mentions – December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

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Bryan Cave

Media Mentions – December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

by: Bryan Cave

With offices all over the world, Bryan Cave attorneys are often quoted in the news.  Recent Media Mentions of Financial Institutions Group attorneys include:

Hightower on BankDirector.com

Atlanta Associate Jonathan Hightower authored an article Nov. 18 for BankDirector.com concerning the pitfalls for banks negotiating lease renewals with insiders. “During the mid-2000s, it was commonplace for a bank, particularly a de novo bank, to lease some or all of their bank facilities from an entity controlled by the bank’s directors,” he wrote. “Most bank directors understand their duty to act in the best interests of the bank, but they are also facing personal financial exposure if the lease is not renewed on terms that allow the [director-owned] entity to continue to service its debt obligations. In addition, given public scrutiny of directors and officers who are perceived to have profited at the expense of the bank they serve, creating a proper

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Media Mentions

September 7, 2010

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Jeannie Osborne

Media Mentions

September 7, 2010

by: Jeannie Osborne

Recent media mentions of attorneys in the financial institutions practice include Hightower in American Banker

Atlanta Associate Jonathan Hightower was quoted in the August edition of American Banker (reprinted in the related Bank Technology News) regarding the Office of Financial Research (OFR), which was created by the sprawling financial regulatory reform bill. While created to keep tabs on systemically important institutions, Hightower said the OFR’s data requests likely will trickle down to many smaller institutions. Click here to read the article.

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Bryan Cave Welcomes Back John ReVeal and Jonathan Hightower

March 3, 2010

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Kathryn Knudson

Bryan Cave Welcomes Back John ReVeal and Jonathan Hightower

March 3, 2010

by: Kathryn Knudson

Bryan Cave LLP welcomes John ReVeal  and Jonathan Hightower to the firm’s Financial Institutions group.  Both Mr. ReVeal and Hightower returned to Bryan Cave on on March 1, 2010.

John ReVeal

As a former Powell Goldstein LLP partner, Mr. ReVeal brings a wealth of experience in regulation of state and federally chartered banks and savings institutions, credit card and prepaid card issuers, mortgage lenders, consumer finance companies and other providers of financial services and products.

“The D.C. market is ripe with opportunities in the banking and finance sectors, and under John’s direction, the D.C. office will certainly expand in these areas of business” said Walt Moeling, Atlanta partner and co-head of the Financial Institutions group.  “We also look forward to having John’s nationally recognized expertise available to our financial services clients located throughout Bryan Cave’s footprint,” Moeling added.

Prior to re-joining Bryan

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