Media Mentions January 29, 2010

February 5, 2010

Authored by: Robert Klingler

With attorneys and staff worldwide, attorneys in Bryan Cave’s financial institutions practice often make the news. Sometimes media mentions highlight the firm’s involvement with notable clients, sometimes the individual accomplishments of attorneys and staff. Recent media mentions include:

Blanchard in Atlanta Business Chronicle, Florida Business Journals

Atlanta Partner Gerald Blanchard was quoted Jan. 13 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds and how most TARP recipients have, in fact, repaid their debts with interest. He also was quoted Jan. 6 in the Palm Beach Daily Business Review (republished in the Miami Daily Business Review) on how new banking regulations out of DC could affect small community banks’ ability to lend money.

Klingler in U.S. Banker

Atlanta Associate Robert Klingler was quoted in the February edition of U.S. Banker on how to jump start the economy. The article focused on small business loans and particularly President Obama’s call to use TARP funds to make more capital available to community banks that agree to increase their small-business lending.

Moeling in Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ABA Banking Journal

Atlanta Partner Walt Moeling was quoted Jan. 21 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding how most bank depositors have emerged relatively unscathed from failed banks due in large part to the fact that the FDIC insures deposits up to $250,000 per account. He also was quoted in the December edition of the ABA Banking Journal concerning the commercial real estate (CRE) appraisal process. Many community bankers are waiting to see whether regulators might make the process of CRE exams and appraisals easier in the future.

Wheeler in Birmingham Business Chronicle

Atlanta Partner Jim Wheeler was quoted Jan. 15 in the Birmingham Business Chronicle on how many banks have successfully shed their books of unprofitable loans to interested buyers. Most also have sold their more valuable bad assets, he said.