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Article | June 2nd, 2017

Can We Say Goodbye to Fair Lending Cases?

Banks need to worry a little less about fair lending lawsuits these days, but the issue can’t be ignored.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | December 9th, 2016

Should You Do Business With Marketplace Lenders?

There are several legal and regulatory considerations for banks doing business with marketplace lenders.

By: David Luigs, Lee Schneider, Naeha Prakash, Zila Reyes Acosta-Grimes
Article | October 18th, 2016

Are Your Owners Violating the Change in Bank Control Act?

This law is probably one of the most unintentionally violated in all of banking.

By: Jude Sullivan, Donna Goelz
Article | May 9th, 2016

Why Not Having an Employment Contract With Bank Officers Will Hurt You

Alan Marcuis and Amber Rogers write about the potential benefits of employment agreements.

By: Alan Marcuis
Article | February 22nd, 2016

It’s Time to Add Legal Analysis to the Due Diligence Process

Banks typically analyze financial issues when valuing a bank before a possible sale or acquisition. But should they be adding legal due diligence to the valuation analysis?

By: Robert Azarow, Brian McCormally, Pratin Vallabhaneni
Article | December 30th, 2015

Policing Your S Corporation Status: Six Simple Steps

The death or divorce of a shareholder in an S corporation can have major consequences for everybody else.

By: Jacque Kruppa
Article | November 30th, 2015

CFPB Takes Aim at Class Action Waivers in Arbitration

Expect the rules to change regarding contracts with arbitration clauses.

By: Zane Gilmer, Bob Monroe
Article | November 25th, 2015

Mastering the Art of Unsolicited Takeovers

Frank Mayer III of Dinsmore & Shohl describes what a board should do if it receives an unsolicited offer.

By: Frank Mayer
viewpoint | October 26th, 2015

Making the Tough Call on Trust Preferred Securities

Before the onset of the economic crisis, many institutions, seeing growth opportunities ahead, established trust subsidiaries that issued trust preferred securities.

By: Joel Rappoport
Article | October 16th, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling Could Impact Your Bank

Financial institutions may see more discrimination cases and here's why.

By: Michael Mancusi, Helen Mayer Clark