Sherman & Howard’s banking and financial services attorneys provide a broad range of services to national and state commercial banks and bank holding companies, bank trust departments, trust companies, brokerage firms, investment advisers and other financial services companies. Our services include chartering and organization, operations advice, litigation and bankruptcy representation, loan documentation, loan structuring and work outs, regulatory compliance and enforcement, corporate governance and related matters. We also have extensive experience in the sale and purchase of banks and other financial services firms. In addressing regulatory issues and compliance matters, and in obtaining authority to engage in certain transactions, we deal regularly with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and state banking and securities regulators. We also provide advice to our financial institution clients regarding matters governed by such laws as: the National Banking Act, Bank Holding Company Act, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Investment Advisers Act and state laws including banking codes, the Uniform Commercial Code and the Uniform Consumer Credit Code and the regulations implementing these statutes.