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For an industry undergoing unprecedented change, we continue to offer effective representation, practical advice and guidance to our banking clients. Our strength is in the cumulative experience we have gained since we began serving this industry in 1929. We work with some of the largest banks and bank holding companies in the United States, with regional and community banks located throughout the country, as well as with other types of financial institutions. We represent nine of the nation's top 10 bank holding companies and more than 35% of the top 50 institutions.

We have a nationwide regulatory practice counseling some of the largest financial institutions and regional and community banks. The lawyers in the group regularly interact with financial regulators, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, Office of Thrift Supervision, the SEC, FINRA and state banking regulators around the nation, and we maintain valuable contacts and working relationships with government officials in these agencies. Our regulatory experience also includes having assisted in the drafting of banking regulations and related legislation.

Our experience includes structuring, negotiating and documenting credit commitments, loan transactions, equipment leases, syndicated credits, participations and restructurings for clients in numerous industries. We also work within specialized areas of finance, including asset-based financing, dealer financing, maritime financing and agribusiness financing. Our representations have included transactions for the Export-Import Bank.

We also handle litigation matters for banks locally, regionally and throughout the United States in state and federal courts, before arbitration panels, and in administrative agencies or other tribunals.

Publications

Summary and implications of proposed 'Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017'

Financial institutions authorized to use websites for annual privacy notice

Proposed Bankruptcy Fairness and Employee Benefits Protection Act of 2014 would place significant restrictions on employers in bankruptcy

UCC update: Revisions to Missouri’s UCC Articles 4A and 9

The Wheatley review of LIBOR: final report

Blog Posts

OCC won’t allow fintech national bank charters for commercial firms, addressing potential Walmart fintech bank concerns

President Trump’s call to ‘rationalize’ federal financial regulation could impact U.S. dual banking system

Fintech: Internet banking across state borders triggers compliance challenges for state banks

Dodd Frank under attack: Which parts will bankers push to keep?

FINRA forces firms into the weeds on security policies

D.C. Court of Appeals checks, then balances CFPB’s power

California appeals court rejects ‘creative’ sham guaranty defense

Supreme Court’s discharge exception ruling gives creditors more options

U.S. Supreme Court unable to decide whether ECOA protects spousal guarantors

Investing in cannabis? Industry presents unique considerations

News

Justin Newman named to Law Bulletin’s distinguished ‘40 Under 40’ list

Bill Bay named a 2016 ‘Excellence in Law’ award winner by St. Louis Magazine

Agribusiness professionals enjoy hands-on farm simulation at Thompson Coburn

A merger story: Tom Minogue and Jack Musgrave discuss 20 years as Thompson Coburn

Arcus Awards honor Thompson Coburn as a finalist for ‘Ameren Corporate Citizenship Award’

Congratulations to our 8 ‘Lawyers of the Year’

Thompson Coburn client wins attorneys’ fees ruling from 9th Circuit

Thompson Coburn earns corporate counsel recommendations five years running in national report

Bill Bay elected to ABA Board of Governors

Thompson Coburn earns eight national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Thompson Coburn represents issuer in 2014 Health Care Deal of the Year

Congratulations to our 15 St. Louis ‘Lawyers of the Year’

Sixth Circuit rules cows can be leased

112 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2015 Best Lawyers list

Cherie Stephens Bock selected for 2014-2015 class of Leadership St. Louis

27 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2014 Chambers USA

Jim Slear leads webinar on ‘Navigating the Russian and Ukrainian Sanctions Maze’

Thompson Coburn represents U.S. Bank in financing named Wall Street Journal's 'Deal of the Week'

Victoria Gilbert joins Thompson Coburn as a partner

Thompson Coburn drafts UCC legislation in Missouri

Thompson Coburn presents on bank fraud during organized crime training conference

Litigators, judges meet in Chicago for ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting

Francis X. Buckley, Jr. elected to board of directors of the American College of Bankruptcy

Chicago litigator secures dismissal of federal lawsuit against CitiMortgage

Bill Bay named Influential Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Media

Thompson Coburn leads refinancing of St. Louis County’s bond obligations for Busch Stadium

Appellate victory helps strengthen statute of limitations in UCC conversion cases

19 Thompson Coburn partners named 2013 St. Louis Lawyers of the Year

102 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2013 Best Lawyers list

Chicago attorneys teach students about business, civics and doughnuts

Rick Reibman joins Thompson Coburn as a partner

Todd Rowden named vice-chair of Thompson Coburn’s Business Litigation Group

Thompson Coburn handled The Bond Buyer’s 2011 Health Care Deal of the Year

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6126

Mike has extensive experience handling probate and trust litigation for both fiduciaries and beneficiaries and leads the Firm's Trust and Estate Litigation practice.

Mike has extensive experience handling probate and trust litigation for bot...

Mike Bartolacci
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6008

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more than 30 years.

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more ...

Bill Bay
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6455

Cherie represents financial institutions and borrowers in various secured and unsecured lending transactions.

Cherie represents financial institutions and borrowers in various secured a...

Cherie Bock
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6014

Mary has spent her nearly 40-year career representing major corporations in high-stakes trials and arbitrations across the region.

Mary has spent her nearly 40-year career representing major corporations in...

Mary Bonacorsi
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6015

Mark represents clients in financial restructurings, out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy cases.

Mark represents clients in financial restructurings, out-of-court workouts ...

Mark Bossi
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6099

Kim is a passionate advocate for food, beverage, and agriculture clients in high-stakes business disputes.

Kim is a passionate advocate for food, beverage, and agriculture clients in...

Kim Bousquet
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6574

Shaun represents clients in all types of complex business and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts across Missouri and Illinois.

Shaun represents clients in all types of complex business and commercial li...

Shaun Broeker
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6377

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corporate restructuring, from acquisitions and dispositions to spinoffs and management changes.

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corpor...

Ed Buchholz
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2210

Frank is a longtime advisor to financial service providers who assists with insolvency and restructuring matters, loan enforcement, and a host of other business issues.

Frank is a longtime advisor to financial service providers who assists with...

Francis X. Buckley, Jr.
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2246

Vic represents banks, lessors and other lenders and borrowers in syndicated and single lender secured and unsecured credit facilities.

Vic represents banks, lessors and other lenders and borrowers in syndicated...

Vic Des Laurier
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6330

Jim is an experienced real estate strategist and negotiator who counsels companies on a broad range of real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, develo...

Jim is an experienced real estate strategist and negotiator who counsels ...

Jim Dillon
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6034

Pete's practice is focused on the representation of banks and other financial institutions in connection with conventional and asset-based lending transactions and regula...

Pete's practice is focused on the representation of banks and other financi...

Pete Fanchi
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6503

Garrett counsels banks, financial institutions and other businesses on a variety of commercial transaction and regulatory issues.

Garrett counsels banks, financial institutions and other businesses on a va...

Garrett Fischer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6146

Steve has successfully litigated a wide variety of matters for more than 25 years, the last 10 of which have focused on intellectual property.

Steve has successfully litigated a wide variety of matters for more than 25...

Steve Garlock
Associate
Los Angeles
310 282 2508

Josh represents banks, finance companies, and borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions and investments.

Josh represents banks, finance companies, and borrowers in a wide range of ...

Josh Gelbart
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9432

Vicky is a versatile commercial finance attorney who represents banks, investors, and borrowers in a wide variety of financing transactions and investments.

Vicky is a versatile commercial finance attorney who represents banks, inve...

Vicky Gilbert
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6155

Ruthanne represents parties on both sides of complex commercial transactions, providing responsive advice on a variety of finance and sales matters.

Ruthanne represents parties on both sides of complex commercial transaction...

Ruthanne Hammett
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2318

Clint represents borrowers, lenders and various other financial institutions in the structuring and the documentation of various commercial financing transactions.

Clint represents borrowers, lenders and various other financial institution...

Clint Hansen
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6553

Emilee utilizes her economics background to provide an analytical approach to client representation in a variety of state and federal litigation matters.

Emilee utilizes her economics background to provide an analytical approach ...

Emilee Hargis
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6049

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed Harvey
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6461

Brian Hockett practices in the firm's Financial Restructuring group.

Brian Hockett practices in the firm's Financial Restructuring group.

Brian Hockett
Associate
Los Angeles
310 282 2515

  Licensed in Texas only; pending California license.

  Licensed in Texas only; pending California license.

Benjamin Howell
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6059

Mark’s practice includes all types of secured, unsecured and asset-based lending and commercial-finance transactions.

Mark’s practice includes all types of secured, unsecured and asset-based le...

Mark Kaltenrieder
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6167

Cheryl represents lenders and obligors in complex finance transactions, loan restructurings, and bankruptcy, receivership, foreclosure and other proceedings involving cre...

Cheryl represents lenders and obligors in complex finance transactions, loa...

Cheryl Kelly
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6176

Tom practices in the firm’s corporate and securities group.

Tom practices in the firm’s corporate and securities group.

Tom Kinsock
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6055

Brian practices in the firm's business litigation area, where he represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation.

Brian practices in the firm's business litigation area, where he represents...

Brian Lamping
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6161

Janette has over thirty years’ experience practicing in all areas of state and local taxation, including representing clients before state and local taxing authorities in...

Janette has over thirty years’ experience practicing in all areas of state ...

Janette Lohman
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2347

Anita's practice focuses on banking and commercial finance and real estate tax assessment.

Anita's practice focuses on banking and commercial finance and real estate ...

Anita Mauro
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5036

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degree approach to achieving their objectives.

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degr...

Jeffrey Merar
Chairman
St. Louis
314 552 6080

Tom has served as chairman of Thompson Coburn for 16 years, leading the firm through a period of growth and nationwide expansion.

Tom has served as chairman of Thompson Coburn for 16 years, leading the fir...

Tom Minogue
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6178

Steve serves as a trusted advisor to financial institutions engaged in all types of public finance and lending transactions.

Steve serves as a trusted advisor to financial institutions engaged in all ...

Steve Mitchell
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6977

Jeff's practice focuses extensively on all aspects of government contracts, federal and state procurement, and administrative law and litigation.

Jeff's practice focuses extensively on all aspects of government contracts,...

Jeff Newman
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2327

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses a hybrid approach in representing purchasers, sellers, landlords, tenants, owners, operators, l...

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses ...

Justin Newman
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2328

Lauren is a strategic, proactive bankruptcy attorney and litigator who fights for lenders and creditors of all kinds.

Lauren is a strategic, proactive bankruptcy attorney and litigator who figh...

Lauren Newman
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2344

James advocates for his clients in state and federal courts nationwide by taking a big-picture approach to litigation, calculating the value of each legal maneuver and fo...

James advocates for his clients in state and federal courts nationwide by t...

James Oakley
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6480

Greg represents larger, nationwide banking organizations, as well as regional and community banks, in a broad-based regulatory practice, focusing in the areas of banking,...

Greg represents larger, nationwide banking organizations, as well as region...

Greg Omer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6219

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional investors on a wide range of securities offerings and transactions while providing comprehensive ...

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional in...

Greg Patterson
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5062

Diona represents financial institutions in commercial lending and secured transactions.

Diona represents financial institutions in commercial lending and secured t...

Diona Rogers
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2229

Todd helps businesses solve some of their thorniest problems.

Todd helps businesses solve some of their thorniest problems.

Todd Rowden
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6501

David represents banks and other financial institutions in a wide variety of major commercial finance transactions, providing clear, responsive advice that helps loan off...

David represents banks and other financial institutions in a wide variety o...

David Rubin
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6242

Cathie defends clients in all types of business litigation in state and federal courts throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Cathie defends clients in all types of business litigation in state and fed...

Cathie Schroeder
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6910

Ray is a member of the Corporate and Securities, Government Contracts and Tax practice groups.

Ray is a member of the Corporate and Securities, Government Contracts and T...

Ray Stewart
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6197

Sarah represents lenders, banks and borrowers in complex financing transactions and provides in-depth regulatory counsel to clients in two of the most heavily regulated i...

Sarah represents lenders, banks and borrowers in complex financing transact...

Sarah Wade
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6079

David is a 30-year veteran of the financial restructuring world who provides practical, straight-forward advice to all types of institutions that interact with a distress...

David is a 30-year veteran of the financial restructuring world who provide...

David Warfield
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6118

David is a highly respected litigator with substantial experience in the trial of complex cases, including appellate proceedings in state and federal courts.

David is a highly respected litigator with substantial experience in the tr...

David Wells
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6273

As an experienced litigator in Missouri courts and beyond, Maria has achieved significant results for clients in the banking litigation and fiduciary litigation arenas.

As an experienced litigator in Missouri courts and beyond, Maria has achiev...

Maria Zschoche