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Financial Services

Helping Clients Navigate Legal Obstacles and Seize Opportunities

Thorpe Shwer is proud to serve as a trusted legal partner to clients operating throughout the financial services and electronic payment and credit card industries.  Staffed by a team of seasoned attorneys with significant industry experience, our Financial Services Practice provides the comprehensive legal services clients need to navigate an increasingly complex and competitive landscape. 

We serve a broad client base, including banks, third-party payment processors, independent sales organizations (ISO’s), resellers, merchant service providers, credit card associations, vendors, and other industry participants in Arizona and across the nation.  Our attorneys harness a firm understanding of the law and industry operations to deliver strategies that position our clients to overcome challenges and take advantage of new and emerging opportunities.

Offering A Wide Range of Services to the Financial Services Sector

Our Financial Services Practice works with clients to address the myriad of legal, transactional, regulatory issues impacting both their day-to-day and long-term operations.  We strive to understand our clients’ goals and businesses so that we can provide the creative advice and solutions they need to successfully address a wide range of legal matters, including:

  • Contract Drafting and Review

    Our attorneys assist clients with a broad range of contractual needs.  We draft, review, and negotiate routine and complex commercial agreements by and between entities in the financial services and electronic payment and credit card industries.

  • Deceptive Trade Practice Actions

    The members of our practice group have extensive experience defending industry clients in regulatory claims and traditional civil litigation, including high-risk class action cases and defending against alleged deceptive trade practice claims.  We also help companies respond to government investigations and vigorously defend clients against claims brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general, and other agencies.

  • Credit Card and Electronic Fund Transactions

    Our attorneys advise payment industry clients on the rules and requirements governing electronic payments and transactions and frequently litigate claims involving federal and state law. When commercial disputes surface, we work to negotiate favorable resolutions for our clients and are prepared to aggressively litigate these matters in court when it is in our clients’ best interests.

  • Regulatory Actions and Compliance

    Thorpe Shwer attorneys are well-versed in the complex body of laws and regulations impacting our clients’ activities and operations.  We take a proactive approach to compliance, working with our clients to identify potential issues and mitigate risk. Our attorneys also help clients respond to investigation demands from state and federal regulatory bodies and often can resolve inquiries early in the process before litigation ensues.