Pullman & Comley's Banking law practice believes in bringing our strong drafting skills to documenting financial products. We represent financial institutions doing business in Connecticut, in their mergers and acquisitions, their product expansion into permitted cannabis banking, and their broader footprint in asset management. We also work with Connecticut financial institutions and other entities regulated by the Connecticut Banking Commission in interpreting the law and helping to guide them through the state's regulatory process.
We represent state and federally chartered financial institutions and regional bank holding companies in transactional and non-transactional matters including preparation of commercial and consumer deposit and loan-related agreements, residential and commercial mortgage documentation, and internal and external procedures, policies and other documentation, as well as review of marketing materials.
Our attorneys are experienced in state and federal regulatory compliance issues such as those that affect consumer and commercial lending, credit cards and leasing. We also advise in-state and out-of-state bank holding companies on compliance with Connecticut and federal laws including the extent to which out-of-state banks and their affiliates may lawfully maintain offices and otherwise transact business in Connecticut.
- Providing legal opinions and guidance for a Japanese bank engaging in limited transactions in Connecticut and New York
- Representing securities issuers before the Connecticut Banking Commission
- Representing investment advisers before the Connecticut Banking Commission in failure to register investigations and other proceedings
- Representing a bank holding company in acquiring an auto loan, organization, acquisition and servicing business
- Credit card documentation such as cardholder agreements, co-branded and affinity agreements, portfolio securitization, change of terms notices and review of new account solicitations and marketing materials
- Advice on corporate law issues relating to banks such as statutory restrictions on dividends, amendments to charter documents, bylaw provisions, insider lending and conduct of shareholder meetings
- Establishment and acquisition of non-bank subsidiaries and affiliates in accordance with applicable state and federal laws including broker-dealer registration and other licensing requirements
- Counseling an educational institution on the documentation for its student loan program
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During the last 100 years, Pullman & Comley has represented People's United Bank and been a key partner in supporting the bank’s growth, providing mastery and counsel concerning acquisitions, geographic expansion and entry into new business lines.