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Financial Services & Capital Markets

Smart legal solutions for complex financial services needs.

With a business law unit dedicated to financial services and capital markets, we speak the language of our clients. Our nationally recognized financial services law team is agile and poised to provide customized and seamless end-to-end solutions to clients’ transactional, regulatory, corporate and fiduciary litigation needs. The innovative and forward‐looking strategic counsel that Husch Blackwell provides is deeply rooted in our knowledge of the financial services industry and experience handling complex deals, navigating regulatory hurdles and resolving disputes with a commitment to client success.

Our deep knowledge of the financial services industry means we not only tackle day-to-day challenges, but we can proactively spot opportunities and implement optimal solutions for financial institutions, insurance companies, private equity groups, professional services firms and private wealth managers across the country. We have decades of experience handling complex matters and we offer comprehensive counsel at every step of the process, as well as solutions to the challenges that inevitably arise.

Case Study
Associated Banc-Corp

Husch Blackwell represented client in its $265 million divestiture of its multi-line insurance agency and consulting firm. 

Client Success
REIT Prevails in Court
Alerts | March 25, 2020
Remote Lending in the Time of COVID-19
Insight | December 2019, Vol. 38, No. 12
Maricopa Lawyer: Four Steps to Winning an Arizona Bid Protest
Alerts | August 30, 2019
New Legislation Likely to Spur Increase in Bankruptcy Filings

Lenders and trade creditors alike need to assess their exposures and risk in light of these changes.

Articles | August 27, 2019
Law360 Expert Analysis: 7th Circ. Misinterprets 'Active Resistance' In Ch. 13 Stays

"Section 362(a)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code provides that a bankruptcy petition 'operates as a stay, applicable to all entities, of ... any act ... to exercise control over property of the estate.'” Read the full article: 7th Circ. Misinterprets 'Active Resistance' In Ch. 13 Stays 

Alerts | April 24, 2019
Creditors' Liability Under WCA Limited by Wisconsin Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently delivered a welcome victory for creditors under the Wisconsin Consumer Act (WCA), limiting creditors’ liability for a failure to comply with the WCA’s procedural requirements, in a case, Security Finance v. Kirsch, argued by Husch Blackwell.

Podcast | January 23, 2019
AAIDA Beltway Talk: Death and Taxes
Articles | January 18, 2019 Applying Blockchain to Real Estate Transactions

Rodney Carter and Bill Gardner discuss the application of blockchain technology to real estate transactions.

Alerts | October 22, 2018
Five Key Insights From the Opportunity Zone Guidance

On October 19, the U.S. Treasury issued guidance regarding the Opportunity Zones program. 

Alerts | September 26, 2018
Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) Circulates Proposed LIBOR Transition Provisions

On September 24, 2018, the ARRC circulated proposed LIBOR transition provisions intended to be incorporated into loan documents.

Articles | September 2018
ABI Journal: Defining "Individual" in Section 362(k)

Jameson Watts and Lynn Butler explore creditors' standing and ability to utilize 11 U.S.C. § 362(k) to seek actual damages, fees, and expenses for the debtor’s (or any other party’s) willful violation of the automatic stay.

Articles | August 15, 2018
Kansas City Business Journal: How Opportunity Zones provide needed capital for distressed communities

Ryan Brunton writes about the recently passed Investing in Opportunity Act.

Articles | July 06, 2018
Milwaukee Business Journal: New Treasury Dept banking regulations: Necessary inconvenience or overkill?

Derek Taylor examines new U.S. Treasury guidelines that will add cost and time to a variety of banking transactions.

Media Mentions | August 24, 2020
Kansas City Business Journal: Virtual Husch Blackwell office attracts first attorney outside firm's footprint

"This is just a great concept and I hope more firms embrace this sort of thing," Benefield said. "It gives me an opportunity to join a law firm as reputable and amazing as Husch Blackwell without having to pick up and move my family across the country to one of their offices."

Media Mentions | July 02, 2020
Business Insurance: Up Close - Jason R. Fathallah
Media Mentions | June/July 2020
MKE Lifestyle: The Current State of Estate Planning
News Releases | May 27, 2020
Jason Fathallah Joins Husch Blackwell's Litigation, Insurance Groups

Fathallah is a first-chair trial lawyer with a national practice; he has also litigated some of the most significant insurance coverage and business disputes in recent Wisconsin state history.

News Releases | February 12, 2020
Husch Blackwell's Banking and Finance Group Adds Two in Wisconsin

“Growing our Wisconsin-based banking and finance team has been a priority for our firm over the past few years,” said Eric Lenzen, leader of the firm’s Financial Services & Capital Markets group.

News Releases | December 20, 2019
Samantha Lunn Selected for Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program

The TBA Leadership Law program equips Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities.

News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Nearly 60 percent of the firm's 2020 partnership class is comprised of women.

News Releases | December 16, 2019
Lane Ruhland Joins Husch Blackwell in Madison

Ruhland brings significant experience in regulatory issues, election law, campaign finance compliance and legislative affairs to the firm.

News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 17 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

News Releases | September 30, 2019
Husch Blackwell Adds Six Litigators to Phoenix Office

Following the August move of Dan Goldfine, Josh Grabel, Jamie Halavais and Ian Fischer to the office, the September addition of Garcia and Hembd further enhances Husch Blackwell’s Phoenix attorney roster.

News Releases | September 23, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Iana Vladimirova Selected for NCBJ Next Generation Program

Vladimirova, based in the firm's Madison office, is one of 40 up-and-coming bankruptcy practitioners with 5 to 10 years of experience participating in the program. 

News Releases | September 10, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Scott and Eckelkamp Named 2019 Up & Coming Lawyers

The annual Up & Coming awards “celebrate outstanding legal professionals who are 40 or younger or who are within their first 10 years of practice.

News Releases | September 03, 2019
Nine Husch Blackwell Lawyers Named to 2019 Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers

Covering more than 70 practice areas, Super Lawyers is a directory of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | August 22, 2019
Gary Barnes to Receive Roser Award

Recipients are selected by a special selection subcommittee consisting of past recipients and attorneys representing different geographical areas throughout the state in a variety of practice sizes.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | August 14, 2019
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 8/14/19
News Releases | August 06, 2019
Austin Monthly Names 12 From Husch Blackwell as Top Austin Attorneys

The Top Austin Attorney listing was compiled through an online peer-voting process.

News Releases | August 05, 2019
Nationally Recognized Class Action and Complex Commercial Litigation Team in Phoenix Joins Husch Blackwell

“The addition of this marquee team is significant for our firm, not just in addressing our strategic initiative of meaningful expansion in Phoenix, but also in expanding the firm’s existing practice and expertise,” said Eric Lenzen, leader of Husch Blackwell’s Financial Services & Capital Markets Business Unit.

News Releases | August 01, 2019
Bernardo Zito Porto Joins Husch Blackwell's Kansas City Office

Zito Porto focuses his worldwide practice on all stages of complex commercial litigation and proactive risk assessment on insurance coverage matters.

News Releases | June 03, 2019
Sixteen Husch Blackwell Attorneys Recognized in 2019 IFLR 1000 United States

The 2019 edition of the IFLR 1000 represents the second year IFLR has ranked top financial and corporate law firms and lawyers on a state-by-state basis.

News Releases | May 13, 2019
Jill Palmquist Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

“Jill’s arrival further demonstrates our firm’s commitment to growing this practice with high-quality practitioners who share our client-service ethic,” said Eric Ess, the head of Husch Blackwell’s Private Wealth practice group.

News Releases | April 15, 2019
Crystal Howard Joins Husch Blackwell in Kansas City

Howard advises a variety of business types on all aspects of federal income taxation and at all stages of the business life cycle.

News Releases | March 25, 2019
Kim Uskovich Joins Dallas Office of Husch Blackwell

Private wealth attorney brings practice focused on the development and implementation of estate plans for individuals.

News Releases | March 01, 2019
Lisa Lawless Honored as a 2019 Leader in the Law by Wisconsin Law Journal

Lisa Lawless is one of Wisconsin Law Journal's 2019 "Leaders In the Law."

News Releases | February 14, 2019
Chalon Clark Named to 2019 Who's Who in Black Dallas

Husch Blackwell's Chalon Clark was named to the fifth edition of Who’s Who in Black Dallas.

Media Mentions | February 06, 2019
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 2/6/19
Media Mentions | February 2019
Governing: In the Zone
News Releases | January 25, 2019
Derek Taylor Elected to NAIOP Wisconsin Board of Directors

Derek Taylor has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of NAIOP Wisconsin.

News Releases | January 24, 2019
Chalon Clark Named to D Magazine's BL Rankings' Best Lawyers© Under 40 for 2019

Husch Blackwell's Chalon Clark has been named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40 for the second year in a row.

News Releases | December 31, 2018
Chalon Clark Named 2019 Minority Business Leader in Dallas

Dallas Business Journal has recognized Husch Blackwell partner Chalon Clark as a 2019 Minority Business Leader.

News Releases | December 11, 2018
Michael Fielding Receives Top Legal Innovation Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Michael Fielding is a recipient of the Missouri Lawyers Weekly inaugural Top Legal Innovation Awards.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
Media Mentions | November 28, 2018
REJournals: The legal loopholes of Opportunity Zones
News Releases | November 14, 2018
Thomson Reuters' Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2018 Names 58 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell has 58 attorneys in the 2018 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

News Releases | November 13, 2018
32 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Husch Blackwell has 32 attorneys named to the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Media Mentions | November 12, 2018
Texas Lawyer Newsmakers: Week of Nov. 18 (log-in required)

Texas Lawyer reports that litigator Stephanie Kaiser has joined the Austin office of Husch Blackwell.

News Releases | November 08, 2018
Nine Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Thomson Reuters' Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Husch Blackwell has nine attorneys in the 2018 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Media Mentions | November 05, 2018
Missouri Lawyers Weekly: Missouri Lawyers Media to present 16 awards for legal innovation

For the first time, Missouri Lawyers Media present its Top Legal Innovation Awards honoring work to drive new practice areas, services and business strategies. Husch Blackwell's Michael Fielding is an honoree.

News Releases | October 31, 2018
Stephanie Kaiser Joins Husch Blackwell's Austin Office

Noted litigator Stephanie Kaiser has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in its Austin office.

Media Mentions | October 22, 2018
St. Louis Business Journal: Looking to lower capital gains? Good news, St. Louis lawyers say (log-in required)

Jonathan Giokas and Joe Bredehoft of the firm's Opportunity Zones team weigh in.on new Treasury Department and IRS rules governing how capital gains can be deployed to defer and reduce taxes.

News Releases | October 18, 2018
Husch Blackwell Prevails for Tyson in Bankruptcy Litigation

The Tenth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a lower-court judgment on behalf of Husch Blackwell client Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc.

News Releases | October 11, 2018
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 28 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell is recognized as a top litigation firm in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation, with 28 attorneys across six offices listed.

Media Mentions | October 10, 2018
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 10/12/18

The Missouri Bar covers the firm's Opportunity Zones practice.

Media Mentions | October 09, 2018
InBusiness Madison: Marci Kawski, Husch Blackwell

Marci Kawski is InBusiness Madison's "Professional of the Week."

News Releases | October 04, 2018
New Husch Blackwell Practice Group Focuses on Opportunity Zones

New practice group brings a multidisciplinary approach to assisting clients who wish to invest in the federal Opportunity Zones program.

Media Mentions | September 2018
InBusiness Madison: Breathing new life into Madison's most distressed areas

Thanks to a new economic development tool created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Greater Madison could soon see some changes to some of the region’s most economically challenged areas.

Media Mentions | September 12, 2018
Wisconsin Law Journal Names Eisenmann and Vercauteren to 2018 ‘Up and Coming' List

Erik Eisenmann and Jeff Vercauteren represent Husch Blackwell on a list recognizing the rising stars of Wisconsin’s legal community.

News Releases | September 05, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 10 Attorneys in 2018 IFLR 1000 United States

Ten Husch Blackwell attorneys have earned rankings in the IFLR 1000, a directory of leading transactional attorneys. The firm also earned rankings in three state jurisdictions.

News Releases | August 29, 2018
Ashjian Joins Husch Blackwell's Private Wealth and Business Succession Practices

Nick Ashjian joins Husch Blackwell's Private Wealth and Business Succession Planning practices.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | June 25, 2018
Law360: Husch Blackwell Adds Ex-Akerman Finance Atty In Dallas (log-in required)

Tobias P. Moon is featured as the newest addition to Husch Blackwell’s Dallas office and its financial services and capital markets group.

News Releases | June 18, 2018
Husch Blackwell Lands Milwaukee-Based Banking & Finance Partner

Derek Taylor brings his commercial lending legal expertise to Husch Blackwell’s Financial Services & Capital Markets group.

Media Mentions | May 11, 2018
Milwaukee Business Journal Table of Experts: The ESOP Advantage

This Table of Experts segment features Mark Welker discussing the potential advantages of Employee Stock Ownership Plans.

News Releases | May 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Closes Finance Transactions in Excess of $1B for Merchants Automotive Group

Bill Gardner leads a Husch Blackwell team in closing a syndicated credit facility and the sale of senior and subordinated notes.

News Releases | May 10, 2018
Chalon Clark Named to D Magazine's 2018 BL Rankings Best Lawyers© in Dallas

Chalon Clark is recognized among the best lawyers in Dallas, a peer-nominated listing across 34 categories.

Media Mentions | May 03, 2018
St. Louis Business Journal: Tax reform boosts St. Louis bank profits (log-in required)

Ed Lieberman comments on the beneficial impact of federal tax reform on the banking industry.

News Releases | April 25, 2018
Radioworld: iHeartMedia Bankruptcy Filing Brings Questions

Vickie Driver comments on the broadcaster’s recent Chapter 11 reorganization in Houston.

News Releases | April 19, 2018
Husch Blackwell Launches
Initial Coin Offering Team

The firm’s interdisciplinary, cross-office group of ICO lawyers will address the evolving legal challenges associated with this innovative instrument and capital-raising option.

Media Mentions | April 04, 2018
Dallas Business Journal: Law firm expands in Texas with 14 lawyers from Gardere Wynne Sewell (log-in required)

Husch Blackwell makes a major investment in its Texas offices with enhanced capabilities in banking, insurance, public law and real estate.

Media Mentions | April 02, 2018
Texas Lawyer: Husch Blackwell Grabs 14 Lawyers from Gardere On Heels of Foley-Gardere Merger (log-in required)

Husch Blackwell makes a major investment in its Texas offices with enhanced capabilities in banking, insurance, public law and real estate.

Media Mentions | April 02, 2018
Law360: Husch Blackwell Adds 14 From Gardere Wynne In Texas (log-in required)

Husch Blackwell makes a major investment in its Texas offices with enhanced capabilities in banking, insurance, public law and real estate.

News Releases | April 02, 2018
Husch Blackwell Announces Major Expansion in Texas; Adds 14 Lawyers to Offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston

Husch Blackwell makes a major investment in its Texas offices with enhanced capabilities in banking, insurance, public law and real estate.

News Releases | March 13, 2018
Klein Contributes to 2018 Thomson Reuters' Bankruptcy Guide

Buffey Klein covers the state of Texas for the volume’s state-by-state guide to assignments for the benefit of creditors.

Media Mentions | March 08, 2018
Foodable Network: Former Snyder's CEO Leads New Milwaukee Private Equity Firm

Three Milwaukee executives, including Husch Blackwell's Eric Lenzen, have joined with a seasoned food industry leader to form a new private equity firm dedicated to investing in food startups.

Media Mentions | March 02, 2018
BizTimes Milwaukee: Milwaukee execs form startup investment firm

Three Milwaukee executives, including Husch Blackwell's Eric Lenzen, have joined with a seasoned food industry leader to form a new private equity firm dedicated to investing in food startups.

News Releases | February 20, 2018
Husch Blackwell's Watts Earns Texas Board Certification for Consumer and Commercial Law

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) recognizes Jameson Watts.

News Releases | February 06, 2018
Husch Blackwell's Bolline Earns Texas Board Certification for Estate Planning and Probate Law

Amy Bolline earns Texas Board Certification in Estate Planning and Probate Law.

News Releases | January 24, 2018
Husch Blackwell Welcomes Michael L. Riopel to Milwaukee Office

Michael L. Riopel brings experience with complex financing, real estate, leasing and business transactions to Husch Blackwell.

Media Mentions | January 13, 2018
Photo Recap: D Magazine Best Lawyers Under 40 Celebration

D Magazine celebrates Chalon Clark and other Best Lawyers Under 40

News Releases | January 11, 2018
Husch Blackwell's Koutnik Named to Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40

Milwaukee Business Journal recognizes Philip Koutnik as an up-and-coming leader.

Media Mentions | January 05, 2018
Texas Jewish Post: Estate planning with purpose

Chris Ehrblich speaks on estate planning and the importance of passing down values at Dallas Jewish Community Foundation’s annual meeting.

News Releases | January 04, 2018
Chalon Clark Named to D Magazine's BL Rankings' Best Lawyers© Under 40

Chalon Clark is honored for her professional excellence by Dallas’ D Magazine.

Media Mentions | December 13, 2017
Bloomberg Daily Labor Report: Workflows--Law Firm News for Dec. 13, 2017 (log-in required)

Husch Blackwell names Anthony Grice and David Eckhardt to partnership.

Media Mentions | December 07, 2017
Clayton Times: Husch Blackwell elects 18 to partnership
News Releases | December 04, 2017
Husch Blackwell Elects 18 to Partnership
News Releases | September 29, 2017
Chalon Clark Named to Who's Who in Black Dallas
Testimonial Gear Fisher, CEO, Peaksware

“Working with the Husch Blackwell team on a wide range of legal issues over the last two years has consistently exceeded my expectations. I would sum up their services as knowledgeable, thorough, direct and, best of all, easy to manage.”

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