Banks & Credit Unions

Professional Representation for Banks and Credit Unions

The attorneys of Weltman & Moskowitz, LLP have years of experience providing quality legal representation to banks, credit unions, and other institutional lenders. The firm has the skills and knowledge to handle all manner of legal issues facing financial institutions. The firm’s long history of acting as outside trusted advisers and counselors for banks, secured lenders, factors, and credit unions places us in a unique position to aggressively advocate on your behalf and achieve the best outcome possible.

Weltman & Moskowitz, LLP represents a wide variety of financial institutions, from regional banks to asset-based lenders to federal credit unions to equipment lessors. We routinely handle legal matters on behalf of collection and asset recovery departments of credit unions and financial institutions in New York and New Jersey, whether it be state, federal or bankruptcy court litigation, as well as legal matters not involving litigation, such as:

  • Collection services, including compliance with the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.
  • Fraud investigations.
  • Representation in liability actions.
  • Mortgage foreclosures.
  • Contract negotiations, executions, and modifications.
  • Legal audit services.
  • Regulatory filing and compliance issues.
  • Transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

As outside counsel to secured lenders, banks and credit unions, our attorneys also are experienced in representing financial institutions as creditors in bankruptcy proceedings taking place in federal bankruptcy court, including the following types of bankruptcy issues:

  • Cash-collateral orders.
  • Disclosure statements and plans.
  • Claims objections.
  • Adversary proceedings.
  • Motions for relief from automatic stay.
  • Objections to debt dischargeability.
  • Dismissal of proceedings for substantial abuse or fraud.
  • Section 341 meetings of creditors.
  • Bankruptcy Rule 2004 examinations under oath.
  • Reaffirmation agreements.
  • Subpoenas and document production.

Although the firm’s primary legal practice occurs in the states of New York and New Jersey, our attorneys also work closely with other skilled professionals in other jurisdictions to resolve legal issues for our clients in other states or across borders. With the help of counsel in other jurisdictions, we are able to assist our financial institution and lender clients in virtually every legal challenge that might arise.
Furthermore, in an effort to continually educate our bank and credit union clients and avoid potential legal pitfalls, Weltman & Moskowitz, LLP offers timely and informative educational seminars and meetings for our clients on a broad range of legal issues affecting lenders. Of particular interest to our clients is the rapidly changing and unique character of:

  • The growing credit union movement.
  • Trends that affect the secured lending industry.
  • Developing federal and state legislation impacting banks, lenders and credit unions.

We offer this type of continuing education to our clients so they may make informed and educated decisions throughout their daily business practices which, in turn, helps forestall the costs and time involved in potentially unnecessary or unwarranted litigation.

In summary, Weltman & Moskowitz, LLP, provides solid legal advice and counsel to banks, credit unions, as well as other lenders and financial institutions.  The firm offers skilled and professional legal representation in a wide variety of litigation, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, lender liability defense, and collections actions. If your institution could benefit from superior credit-centric representation, no matter what type of legal issue you are facing, please contact our attorneys today for the assistance that you need.

For further information on this topic or to discuss your case, please contact Richard E. Weltman or Michael L. Moskowitz by telephone, fax or email.

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