Issues : Legal

Article | May 1st, 2018

The Dos and Don’ts of Shareholder Recordkeeping for Private Banks

What you should – and should not – be doing with investor records.

By: Pat Tracey
Video | April 3rd, 2018

Legal Protections for Acquiring Banks

Here's what acquirers should know about protecting the bank in an acquisition.

By: Adam Maier
BD Article
Article | December 1st, 2017

When the Gloves Come Off

Why is CapStar Financial suing one of its biggest shareholders?

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of editorial & research for Bank Director
Article | September 8th, 2017

Banks Face Continuing Legal Challenge Servicing Marijuana Growers

Nearly 30 states have now legalized marijuana for recreational or medical purposes, but banks still face problems servicing marijuana growers.

By: Susan Zaunbrecher
BD Article
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