“My bank was a client of Siegel Brill before I joined the firm. What impressed me the most in working with Siegel Brill attorneys as a client was their understanding of business, especially the banking business; and not just the law. Siegel Brill attorneys have a deep understanding of each client’s goals and objectives, gained from building long standing relationships. Nate and I both speak ‘bankers’ language’ and understand the unique challenges inherent in that industry.” – Scott Weaver

Services for Financial Institutions

Representing community banks, thrifts, credit unions and other privately held, financial institutions, Siegel Brill provides general business and corporate counsel and the drafting and negotiation of documents inherent to the industry. Acting as external counsel to officers, directors and internal counsel, we provide legal advice and counsel in all facets of banking including capital planning, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, loan documentation and workouts.

Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Matters

Our financial institution M&A practice is focused on the representation of closely-held private financial institutions and our background as legal counsel and as former bank executives and directors gives us a unique perspective to understand all facets of a potential transaction and its impact upon the institution and its owners.

Loan Documentation

Many disputes and difficulties upon loan defaults can be avoided in the careful drafting and negotiation of lending documentation. Count on Siegel Brill to advise on the nuances of many types of lending transactions to help you mitigate risk and respond to new laws and regulations.


Representing creditor interests in a variety of workouts and other troubled loan and asset matters, Siegel Brill can help you navigate a favorable route to resolution with minimal time and cost. From forbearance agreements to other workout solutions, out-of-court restructurings and pre-bankruptcy negotiations, include us early in the process and expect responsive action.

UCC Article 9 Matters

UCC laws can affect most, if not all, businesses at some point. Siegel Brill addresses secured transactional matters under the jurisdiction of Article 9, including perfecting security interests and priority disputes.