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Leveraging our experience to ensure a smooth, efficient, and cost-effective process.

Gentry Locke’s experience in banking and finance allows us to help our clients effectively navigate today’s financial and regulatory landscape.

As the way business is conducted continues to change, so do the nature of legal arrangements. Our team stays abreast of these developments and serves as trusted advisors to our clients.

We play a key role in advising management and the boards of directors of bank holding companies and community banks on compliance issues such as fiduciary duties, stock issuance, conflicts disclosures, voting, and employment matters.

Our banking clients look to us to structure, document and negotiate a wide variety of lending transactions, including:

  • Asset-based loans
  • Participations
  • Syndications
  • Tax-exempt financings
  • Secured or unsecured lending facilities

Banks and bank holding companies have confidence in our ability to guide them through the maze of regulatory compliance issues and filing requirements associated with creating a new bank.

This is a process that is susceptible to errors, which can delay openings and increase cost. Our team is here to make sure that things go smoothly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

To conduct this work for our clients, we are in constant contact with federal and state regulatory agencies, including the Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve Bank, and the Comptroller of the Currency.

Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Based on our experience and outcomes, for several years our Banking & Finance practice has received top Roanoke area rankings from “Best Lawyers Best Law Firms,” which is awarded each year by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

We encourage you to review our Banking & Finance attorneys’ personal pages for additional information and then contact us to discuss your company’s legal needs.

Have questions? Contact us.