Waller

For decades, Waller has specialized in representing and counseling financial institutions ranging in size from large, publicly-traded banks and bank holding companies to smaller, closely-held community banks to de novo institutions. Our Financial Services Industry Team comprises approximately 70 diverse attorneys across the spectrum of legal disciplines. We routinely assist our clients with matters pertaining to new bank, trust company and holding company formation, capital planning, branching and geographic expansion, corporate governance, securities offerings (both public and private) and SEC and FDIC reporting, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, regulatory and governmental compliance, bank regulatory filings and applications, investigations, examinations and enforcement actions, electronic payments and FinTech, commercial lending, bankruptcy, reorganizations and work-outs, executive compensation, employee benefits, diversity and inclusion, ESOPs, intellectual property, data privacy, cybersecurity, third-party vendor services, troubled bank and problem asset resolutions, and litigation. Chambers USA has routinely ranked Waller as one of the top banking and finance law firms in the State of Tennessee (Band 1). In 2020, Chambers concluded that Waller has 'an impressive and wide-ranging banking and finance practice.'