Banking & Financial Institutions

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Overview

Our Banking & Financial Institutions Practice Group regularly counsels financial institutions, banks and bank holding companies, investment banks and investors in capital formation transactions, mergers and acquisitions, complex financings and the design and development of capital-qualified debt and equity securities. We capitalize upon Kirkland's deep experience in representing private equity firms, financial services organizations and public companies in a broad range of transactional, corporate, securities and related financing and commercial matters, and has advised some of the largest banks in the United States in the design and development of capital-qualified debt and equity products.

We also counsel private equity groups within large financial institutions in their formation of and investments in private funds, in connection with their portfolio companies and strategic investments, and in the development of effective strategies to react to regulatory reform initiatives, including the Volcker Rule under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Kirkland is widely recognized for its experience in complex corporate transactions. The Firm's fluid structure and the focus of the Banking & Financial Institutions Practice Group on transactional matters coordinates with Kirkland's full-service approach, using the experience in multiple disciplines that can be assembled as necessary to advise on complex and first-impression transactions. We work seamlessly with the Firm's private equity, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, financing and fund formation groups. Kirkland's emphasis on teamwork enables us to handle all types of transactions involving financial institutions.

Kirkland advises clients, including institutions and directors and officers, on regulatory compliance issues, enforcement actions, bank and bank holding company insolvency matters and governmental investigations. The Firm also represents acquirers of failed institutions and sellers and acquirers of distressed loan assets.