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Banking and Financial Services

Nutter's banking and financial services attorneys represent clients in a wide range of banking and financial services matters. We serve as corporate and regulatory counsel to banks, savings institutions, and other financial institutions, and we address a wide range of banking clients' needs, including new bank formations, mergers and acquisitions, holding company formations, conversions, interstate expansion, the introduction of new products and services, including securities, insurance and trust services, and electronic banking.

Our clients
Our clients include the full range of financial institutions, such as commercial banks and bank holding companies, thrift institutions and thrift holding companies, trust companies, insurance companies and agencies, equipment leasing companies, non-bank subsidiaries, and real estate investment trusts.

Our practice
Corporate and regulatory matters

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and public and private sales of equity and debt securities for various types of banking and insurance companies, including trust-preferred securities
  • Organization of de novo banks
  • New structures, including mutual holding companies and conversions of mutual banks
  • New products and services, including insurance, investment products, trust services, collective investment and common trust funds
  • Corporate and regulatory advice

Executive compensation

  • Design and administer equity-based compensation programs on a company-wide and individual basis
  • Structure compensation programs on a tax-efficient basis, balancing performance and reward
  • Advise and counsel on compensation arrangements, including incentive and nonqualified stock option plans, and profit interests in partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Develop ways to reduce high-net-worth individuals' future estate taxes attributable to compensation-related asset 
  • Employment agreements
  • SERPs