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Financial Services

Companies operating in the financial services sector face complex and changing demands from consumers and regulatory bodies.  Thorpe Shwer attorneys understand what these entities must contend with and help navigate companies through these difficult times.  Our lawyers counsel a broad range of clients operating in the financial services, and electronic payment and credit card industries, including banks, third-party payment processors, merchant services providers, card associations, vendors, independent sales organizations (ISO’s), resellers, and other industry participants.  We strive to provide the proactive and comprehensive advice these clients need to achieve their business and transactional goals while avoiding potential legal and regulatory pitfalls along the way.

The members of our Financial Services Practice have extensive experience assisting clients with routine and sophisticated business and commercial transactions.  We draft and negotiate a wide range of contractual agreements and advise clients on complex issues impacting their business relationships with companies operating both within and outside of the financial services sector. 

In addition to transactional services, Thorpe Shwer attorneys represent companies in high-stakes regulatory actions and traditional civil litigation. We have a solid understanding of the requirements governing the industry and take a preventative approach to ensure that our clients’ operations are fully in line with changing industry standards and government regulations. 

When a client becomes the target of a government investigation, our attorneys take immediate action to ensure that the client knows how to properly respond to requests from agency officials.  While our objective is to bring the investigation to a close as soon as possible, our attorneys are well-equipped to defend clients and their principals in regulatory actions that reach the courts.  We are also frequently sought after to handle high-risk civil cases, including defending industry participants in class action cases alleging violations of federal and state laws, as well protecting and enforcing our clients’ rights in complex business disputes.