Financial Services Litigation

A core specialty practice of LRP litigators is the representation of financial service companies before judicial bodies in federal and state court. Our financial services clients include national banks, commercial banks, credit institutions, members of the farm credit system, independently owned finance companies, and lenders.

The matters we handle include general banking litigation involving consumers, regulators, and counterparties that arise in the normal course of business, as well as fiduciary litigation, loan disputes, foreclosures, lender liability, and insolvency. We regularly represent institutional creditors in obtaining expeditious pre-judgment relief including injunctions, receivers, pre-judgment liens and attachments, writs of possession, and other actions to protect collateral from destruction, injury, or concealment. LRP is also one of the leading defenders of secured creditors against competing claims brought under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

The foundation of the financial services practice is the firm’s expertise in bankruptcy law, which allows LRP to seamlessly navigate complex matters that often transition between federal and state court and to advise its clients as to the most appropriate business solutions for any situation. We are unique among business law firms in the San Joaquin Valley in serving a variety of clients including Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, agricultural interests, individuals, and public entities in the filing and litigation of matters under Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

We have experience in all components of the bankruptcy process as it relates to secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, specialized committees, bankruptcy trustees, and other estate employed professionals. The firm has enjoyed notable success at the trial and appellate levels in some of the largest cases in California relating to the prosecution and defense of litigation unique to bankruptcy cases, such as preferential transfers, fraudulent conveyances, executory contracts, automatic stay litigation, and sale matters.

Our clients are routinely faced with multi-jurisdictional controversies that reach beyond the courtroom and require treatment of sensitive legislative, regulatory, and reputational issues. LRP’s representation stresses the identification of clear objectives and implementation of efficient strategies.

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