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Media Mentions – July 2, 2010

Recent media mentions of attorneys in Bryan Cave’s financial institutions practice include:

Atkinson in Virginian-Pilot
Charlotte Partner B.T. Atkinson was quoted June 7 by The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., concerning private-equity firms that are investing in troubled banks. Hampton Road Bancshares, parent company of Hampton Road Bank and Shore Bank, recently announced that private equity firms will invest in the company. Click here to read the article.

Hester in American Banker
Atlanta Associate Barry Hester was quoted June 10 by American Banker on a controversial provision of the financial reform bill that would tighten capital restrictions on many banks, including those still participating in the government’s TARP bailout program. “It will immediately result in undercapitalization for a number of banks,” Hester said. “It would be like flipping the switch, where banks that are currently OK would suddenly need to raise more capital. It could be a disaster if it isn’t phased in to let people plan ahead.”

Klingler on thestreet.com, bailoutsleuth.com
Atlanta Associate Robert Klingler was quoted June 4 by thestreet.com regarding bank capital standards. Click here to read the article. He also was quoted that same day by bailoutsleuth.com on the Small Business Lending Fund, which is designed to inject $30 billion into small banks – defined as those with less than $10 billion in assets – with the idea that they will in turn lend money to small businesses.

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Media Mentions February 26, 2010

Media Mentions February 26, 2010

February 26, 2010

Authored by: Jeannie Osborne

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:

Klingler in Buffalo News

Atlanta Associate Robert Klingler was quoted Feb. 21 in the Buffalo News on President Barack Obama’s pledge to direct $30 billion in repaid TARP funds to community banks, which could allow those banks to lend more to small businesses.

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Media Mentions February 12, 2010

Media Mentions February 12, 2010

February 12, 2010

Authored by: Jeannie Osborne

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:

Atkinson in Winston-Salem Journal

Charlotte Partner B.T. Atkinson was quoted Feb. 3 in the Winston-Salem Journal on the Obama administration’s proposal to offer $30 billion in financing to community banks to help support the Small Business Lending Fund, which is aimed at creating jobs.

Klingler in Financial Times, Others

Atlanta Associate Robert Klingler was quoted Feb. 2 in the Financial Times on President Barack Obama’s pledge to direct $30 billion in repaid TARP funds to community banks, so they can beef up lending to small businesses. He also was quoted Feb. 3 in BNA’s Banking Daily on Obama’s pledge and Feb. 5 in the Memphis Business Journal describing why less than 10 percent of TARP recipients have paid back their TARP funds.

Moeling in Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta Partner Walt Moeling was quoted Jan. 29 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle concerning First National Bank of Georgia, which was seized and sold to Community & Southern Bank, an investment group led by former bank regulator and noted turnaround specialist Patrick Frawley.

Strahlberg in ABA Bulletin

Chicago Associate Margo Hirsch Strahlberg was featured in an ABA continuing legal education bulletin for her part in the Jan. 28 ABA-sponsored teleconference on gift cards and rebates. Strahlberg’s presentation focused on consumer protection issues related to prepaid cards under both state and federal law. About 80 attendees registered for the event.

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2010 Banking and Finance Law CLE

On Friday, February 19, 2010, Jerry Blanchard will be presiding at the annual Banking and Finance Law CLE co-sponsored by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia and the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.  Early registration is $160, while on-site registration will be $180. The program is targeted towards attorneys licensed in Georgia, but other attorneys and bankers are welcome as well.

Jerry will also be speaking about recent lender liability decisions and Rob Klingler will be presenting a regulatory and legislative update.  Presentations are also scheduled on the state of banking in Georgia, failing bank liquidations, an analysis of the deal conducted by State Bank & Trust Company, and preparing for director and officer litigation.  A panel of regulators from the state and FDIC will also address current issues.

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Media Mentions January 29, 2010

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.

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Media Mentions January 15, 2010

Media Mentions January 15, 2010

January 15, 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:

Andreassen, Rinearson in Business Lawyer

New York Partner Judith Rinearson and DC Associate Kristine Andreassen co-authored an article in the November issue of the ABA’s The Business Lawyer on the impact of state money transmitter licensing laws on prepaid payment products.

Garrett in MarketWatch

Kansas City Counsel Karen Garrett was quoted Dec. 23 by MarketWatch on a bill before Congress that would require big banks to pay into a $150 billion fund to be used to dismantle a failing bank thought so big or so interconnected that if it collapsed suddenly it would threaten the economy’s stability. The piece was picked up Dec. 27 by McClatchy News Service.

Klingler on National Public Radio

Atlanta Associate Robert Klingler was interviewed Dec. 29 on National Public Radio regarding bank failures, with a particular focus on Georgia banks.

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