Bank and Financial Institution Litigation

Strauss & Malk LLP attorneys regularly represent banks and other financial institutions in litigation. Our clients include large national banks, community banks and other lenders and financial institutions.

There are two components of our bank and financial institution litigation practice. The first involves efficient, cost-effective, aggressive and responsible handling of loan default collection cases, foreclosure actions, loan workouts and bankruptcy claims.

The second aspect of our bank and financial institution litigation practice involves prosecution and defense of more complex cases and actions involving banks and financial institutions. That experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Successful defense of claims of improper or illegal lending practices, such as alleged racial discrimination in lending and alleged violations of consumer lending laws.
  • Successful prosecution and defense of claims arising under the Uniform Commercial Code, including claims for wrongful dishonor of check and claims arising from forgeries or unauthorized signatures on checks and other negotiable instruments.
  • Successful representation of clients in lien priority contests.
  • Successful defense and prosecution of fraudulent transfer claims.
  • Successful defense of claims arising from refusals to fund loans pursuant to commitment letters.
  • Successful defense of claims against bank officers and directors arising from loan committee decisions and board actions or alleged oversights.

We welcome you to contact Strauss & Malk LLP about our litigation practice. We are mainly based in Northbrook, Illinois, but also have offices in Lake Forest and Chicago.