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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.

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REIT Prevails in Court
Articles | September 01, 2021
Texas Banker: The end of LIBOR
Alerts | June 28, 2021
Supreme Court Paves the Way for More State Court Class Actions About Federal Statutes

In reemphasizing the “concrete harm” requirement for Article III standing, the Supreme Court may have raised the hurdle to federal court but exposed defendants to more state court suits.

Alerts | March 11, 2021
LIBOR Transition FAQs
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
GlobeSt.com: Applying Blockchain to Real Estate Transactions

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

Speaking Engagements | November 6, 2020 and November 13, 2020
Bank Legal Risk Management Conference Virtual Series, Missouri Bankers Association
Webinar | September 16, 2020
Succession Planning
Media Mentions | September 10, 2021
Credit Union National Association: All about arbitration
News Releases | September 09, 2021
Carlos White Named 2021 MCCA "Rising Star"
News Releases | August 02, 2021
Gregg N. Sofer Joins Husch Blackwell's White Collar Team

Gregg N. Sofer becomes the latest high-profile arrival for Husch Blackwell’s White Collar, Internal Investigations & Compliance practice group.

Media Mentions | August 02, 2021
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2021
News Releases | December 18, 2020
Husch Blackwell Elects 23 to 2021 Partnership Class

Women comprise 57 percent of the 2021 partnership class.

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

The firm has 16 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and 10 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
Testimonial Gear Fisher, CEO, Peaksware

“Working with the Husch Blackwell team on a wide range of legal issues 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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Client Results

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

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