Banking and Finance


Conner & Winters is widely regarded as a leading regional law firm in banking and financial services.  Indeed, when the firm opened its doors in 1933, its first client was the First National Bank of Tulsa — for years Tulsa’s largest bank.

Our roots in banking still run deep today.  We maintain significant relationships with numerous other banks and financial institutions in the region and nation-wide.  We serve as outside general counsel for a prominent regional bank and represent many large and small banks, thrifts, financial institutions, and nontraditional financial product providers.

Leveraging our experience to provide a broad array of banking and financial advice

We regularly provide a broad variety of legal services to institutions, as well as to our business clients that deal with financial institutions, including:

  • Acquisition financing
  • Agricultural lending
  • Bank regulatory matters
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial lending
  • Commercial collections
  • Consumer credit/mortgage lending
  • Corporate trust services
  • Energy loans
  • Financial product development
  • Foreclosures and loan workouts
  • Forensic investigations and fraud litigation
  • Health care lending
  • Lender liability defense
  • Loan policy and underwriting guidelines
  • Municipal/Public financing
  • Project and structured financing
  • Real estate financing
  •  Specialized employee training
  •  Syndicated financing and participated transactions
  • Swaps and derivative transactions
  • Troubled property disposition

Effective counseling on commercial lending

The lawyers in our banking and finance practice group are adept at representing both lenders and borrowers in most every type of industry, including the agriculture, aviation and airlines, construction, energy, health care, Indian country business and finance, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, and other industries.

Conner & Winters, as a full-service law firm, has the ability to assemble multidisciplinary teams of lawyers from our other practice groups, including banking and finance, bankruptcy and business reorganization, corporate and securities, energy, healthcare, litigation, and real estate, as necessary to obtain the best possible results for our financial institution clients and clients that are commercial borrowers.  Over the years we have developed a client-focused efficiency that allows ingenuity without compromising simplicity and cost-effectiveness.

Facilitating real estate financing with comprehensive legal advice

Lawyers in the banking and finance practice group work together with our real estate, tax, environmental and corporate and securities practice groups to advise clients on a full range of real estate transactions.  Working with both lenders and borrowers, we handle real estate projects such as commercial construction, leased retail and office space, gaming properties, hotels, and industrial buildings, on a routine basis.

Counseling clients on consumer credit/mortgage lending

Conner & Winters attorneys frequently counsel clients on matters concerning consumer credit laws and regulations, including

  • Oklahoma Uniform Consumer Credit Code
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Regulation Z
  • Regulation E
  • Regulation M
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

We also assist clients with creating and reviewing forms for a variety of consumer loans and lines of credit, credit card and debit card programs, retail installment sales contracts, electronic fund transfers, electronic banking, and financial privacy.

Assuring maximum recovery in commercial collections and bankruptcy

Assisting in asset recovery from failed commercial borrowers is a mainstay of our practice.  Our clients rely on our ability to achieve maximum securitization when we are involved at the initiation of loan transaction documentation. When loan workouts, restructurings, foreclosures and bankruptcies occur, we know how to effectively and efficiently recover our client’s investment.  Our attorneys are no strangers to the bankruptcy courts in this region and can apply the bankruptcy laws to win collateral without outspending its value in fees.

Learn more about our capabilities in the banking and finance industry by contacting one of the attorneys listed on the right.

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