Experienced Louisiana Business Lawyers Represent Banks and Lenders

Established firm assists financial institutions and creditors in the Shreveport area

Medlin & Lafargue, LLP handles regulatory, compliance and risk management issues for our lender, creditor and commercial clients. Our Louisiana banking law attorneys help our clients in the Shreveport area and throughout Louisiana comply with applicable rules and regulations. We also represent financial institutions in litigation, providing skilled counsel and informed advocacy.

Skilled banking law professionals handle a range of issues for commercial clients

At Medlin & Lafargue, LLP, we draw on our substantial experience to provide litigation and advisory services to clients throughout Louisiana across a broad range of legal issues, including:

  • Banking regulations
  • Secured transactions
  • Commercial borrowing and lending
  • Consumer protection

No matter your concerns, our banking law attorneys offer advice and counsel dedicated to advancing your interests.

Proven advocates advise on banking regulations

The Federal Reserve regulates banks, managing the nation’s money supply through monetary policies that stabilize inflation or deflation, moderate long-term interest rates, and maximize employment opportunities. Lenders and borrowers watch opportunities rise and fall in relation to these systemic pressures. Our attorneys work closely with financial institutions to implement policies in compliance with state and federal laws. The scope of our practice encompasses:

  • Regulatory matters
    • Federal Reserve matters
    • Office of the Comptroller matters
    • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) matters
    • Sarbanes-Oxley violations
    • Antitrust investigations
  • Compliance with state law
    • Affiliate or insider relationships
    • Anti-money laundering rules
    • Capital adequacy regulations
  • Bank representation
    • Conflicting claims against a joint account
    • Exercise of the right to set-off
    • Collections litigation
    • Allegations of unauthorized use of debit and credit cards
    • Creditors’ rights litigation
    • Creditor liens and loans

Our firm offers trusted guidance and comprehensive counsel to banks, creditors, and other commercial lenders facing any of these legal issues.

Dedicated counselors assist Louisiana institutions with secured transactions

We represent lenders who secure loans by requiring down payments or other collateral that can be ceded in the event a borrower defaults. We can advise on what types of collateral may be used to secure a loan and may be able to provide counsel on any of the following legal issues:

  • Securitizations
  • Derivatives
  • Investment securities
  • Letters of credit
  • Audits
  • Loan workouts
  • Bankruptcy reorganization
  • Remedies under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

We understand the issues involved in secured transactions and will help clients take actions when borrowers default.

Knowledgeable advisers assist with commercial lending and borrowing matters

Extending financing for business development or expansion involves a range of detailed tasks, including comprehensive credit checks and risk assessment. In determining whether a business meets your eligibility requirement, we may advise you on the following legal issues:

  • Promissory notes
  • Loans
  • Security and guaranty agreements
  • Blocked accounts
  • Deposit account control agreements
  • Joint accounts
  • Revolving credit
  • Term loans
  • Equipment leasing and finance
  • Letters of credit
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Reorganization
  • Organization of holding companies
  • Lines of credit

When you retain our services, you can count on us to perform the due diligence necessary to protect your financial institution from potential harm.

Contact our experienced Louisiana banking law attorneys

If your bank, mortgage company or other commercial entity needs skilled counsel, Medlin & Lafargue, LLP provides the professional experience you deserve. Call us today at 318-636-8823 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. From our Shreveport office, we represent clients throughout Louisiana.

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  • Shreveport Office


    910 Pierremont Road,
    Suite 410,
    Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

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