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Banking and Fiduciary Litigation

With increased government regulations and continued consolidation within the banking and financial industries, the organizations and individuals servicing our country’s banking and financial needs – whether they be banks at the local, regional, or national level, bank officers, insurance carriers, trustees, directors serving on corporate boards, ERISA plan insurers, and so on – need expert legal guidance that can provide the intellectual experience and capability of a large firm, while providing the client-focused approach and flexible economics of a boutique firm.

Proven Experience and Results in Kentucky Banking and Fiduciary Law

The banking and fiduciary attorneys at Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird have decades of experience representing banks and other financial institutions and entities in both active litigation as well as in counseling clients on risk management and the avoidance of banking and fiduciary-related litigation. Wherever possible, we work with our clients before a lawsuit is filed to identify risks and advise best practices in order to avoid the time and expense of dealing with a lawsuit. Whether we are called in at the outset of a potential dispute or to provide advice before a client enters into a particular transaction or other business decision, we are able to provide legal advice and guidance to help our clients make decisions that minimize the risk of litigation and maximize the chances of success if litigation does indeed occur.

Banking and Fiduciary Law Litigation Practice Areas

Where a lawsuit has been filed, Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird attorneys are aggressive advocates for our financial industry clients. We work with top experts in various financial industry disciplines to develop persuasive and effective defenses. Our seasoned trial attorneys have won jury verdicts and summary judgments that have saved our financial industry clients millions of dollars. Our lawyers have successfully defended financial industry clients in matters involving allegations of:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Director and Officer (D&O) liability and related issues
  • ERISA-related issues
  • Lender liability issues
  • Floor planning and related inventory issues
  • Fraud
  • Breach of contract
  • Fidelity bond issues
  • Civil RICO

Top-tier Banking and Fiduciary Legal Advice in a Boutique Firm Environment

At every stage, we partner with our financial industry clients to understand their business needs and manage litigation efficiently. While our banking and fiduciary litigation attorneys have many years of experience working on behalf of large financial industry clients in big law firm environments, the boutique firm environment of Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird allows those same attorneys to use their vast experience to provide their clients with top-tier legal advice within an efficient framework and budget. Experience has taught us effective methods to gather relevant documents and testimony from employees while minimizing impact on normal business operations. Our goal is to get our financial industry clients to a positive resolution as efficiently as possible, and we look for and employ opportunities to bring cases to conclusion through dispositive motions and, when appropriate, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. Our lawyers are on the cutting edge of alternative dispute resolution methodology and practice, all in the service of helping our clients wrap up potential disputes as quickly as possible and return to focusing on the business of providing financial services.

Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird is proud of the contributions that our attorneys have made to the development of the law in areas relevant to our financial and fiduciary clients. We have helped shape the law through published articles, books and appellate opinions in the areas of business and financial litigation. Our lawyers are coeditors of a treatise on business torts published by the American Bar Association and have been featured speakers at educational programs regarding a variety of business litigation topics.

Contact Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird For Your Banking and Fiduciary Law Needs

Contact the attorneys at Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird for further information on how we can be of service to your financial industry business. Call 502-618-5700 today to set up a consultation with a Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird banking and fiduciary attorney.

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