Issues : Legal

article | Legal 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 | Legal 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 | Legal 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 | Legal 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 | Legal 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 | Legal 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
article | Legal September 9th, 2015

You’ve Been Sued. Now What?

This article describes how to mitigate the risks of common foreclosure-related counterclaims.

By: Michael Dailey, Alicia Bond-Lewis
Bank Services
video | Legal August 21st, 2015

Banks Decide to Fight Lawsuit

ConnectOne Bancorp's Chairman and CEO Frank Sorrentino discusses the bank's decision to fight a shareholder lawsuit and how it paid off.

By: Naomi Snyder
article | Legal June 22nd, 2015

What to Do (And Not Do) When Providing Liquidity to Shareholders

Chet Fenimore and Derek McGee look at the ways privately held banks can facilitate liquidity for shareholders.

By: Chet Fenimore, Derek McGee
article | Legal January 12th, 2015

What To Do When Your Board Gets a Complaint

Bank Director’s legal panel describes what the board should do when receiving a whistleblower complaint.

By: Bank Director Staff Writer