Empowering North Carolina’s Economy

For over 200 years, North Carolina has been a national leader in the development of the financial services industry. Brooks Pierce has provided timely, nuanced counsel to banks and other financial institutions throughout North Carolina and in neighboring states. Our attorneys represent banks, savings associations, credit unions, insurers, mortgage brokers and lenders, and trade associations, including the N.C. Bankers Association.  Our services are comprehensive and spread across the gamut of issues that bankers and financial officers face daily.

Corporate and Transactions.  Brooks Pierce attorneys also assist banks and other financial institutions with a variety of corporate and transactional matters, such as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance
  • Public securities offerings
  • Private equity investments and exits
  • Risk management programs and structures
  • Commercial and acquisition/development loans and loan restructurings
  • Executive compensation programs
  • Chartering of de novo banks
  • 1934 Act reporting and related securities matters

Regulatory.  Our team of attorneys advises banks and other financial institutions on remaining compliant with state and federal regulations, including:

  • AML/BSA
  • Truth in Lending Act
  • Truth in Savings Act
  • Electronic Funds Transfer Act
  • Dodd-Frank Act
  • SAFE Act (state and federal)
  • RESPA
  • Vendor Compliance

Operations.  Brooks Pierce banking attorneys provide advice on daily operational matters, such as:

  • Check negotiation
  • Electronic payment systems
  • Wire transfer fraud
  • Consumer financial privacy
  • Internet banking
  • Remote deposit capture
  • Credit and debit card processing
  • Treasury services
  • Emerging financial transaction technology
  • IT and cybersecurity

Our team regularly works with the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks, the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the OCC and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau on behalf of our clients’ interests.

How can we help your financial institution empower North Carolina’s economy?