Banks and Financial Institutions


Financial institutions throughout New England rely on Bowditch & Dewey’s experienced counsel to resolve the complex issues involved in today’s banking and finance industry. Our clients include the full range of financial institutions:  global, regional and community banks and bank-holding companies, trust companies, equipment-leasing companies and credit unions.

Corporate and Regulatory Matters

  • Corporate governance
  • Formation of new banks
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • New products
  • Reorganizations/bank-holding structures
  • Sales of bank equity and debt securities
  • Dodd-Frank Act
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Compliance examinations

Loan Structuring and Financing Matters

  • Asset-based financing
  • Bridge financing
  • Corporate lending
  • Agented multi-bank and multi-borrower credit facilities
  • Credit facilities
  • Equipment financing
  • Real estate financing, including acquisition, construction and project financing
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Public financing acting as bond counsel and as counsel to banks in their purchase of bonds
  • Senior and subordinated debt
  • Hedging strategy and swaps

Workouts, Restructuring and Bankruptcy

  • Loan restructuring and workouts, foreclosures and secured-party sales
  • Secured creditor representation in bankruptcy
  • Debtor-in-possession financing


  • Banking and commercial litigation
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Lender liability litigation

Operational Matters

  • Executive compensation
  • Financial privacy issues
  • Response to data breaches
  • Trust management