Banking


At Lewis R. Cohen, P.A., we don’t practice banking law from an ivory tower – we learned banking on the front lines. We understand the challenges facing community-based financial institutions in today’s environment of low interest rates, higher operating costs, and the ever-increasing costs of compliance. We understand your goals and approach every challenge with the insight, creativity and ingenuity to help you achieve those goals by employing innovative solutions in a manner consistent with regulatory requirements and safe and sound banking practices.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in the financial services industry, including banks and regulatory agencies. The experience of the firm’s attorneys enables them to advise and represent their clients from a banker’s point of view, facilitating business opportunities and customer service. The firm’s representation of financial institutions includes deposit operations, online and mobile banking, vendor contracts, loan operations, commercial lending, loan documentation, and regulatory matters, including the Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act and regulations of the FDIC, OCC, FRB, OFAC and the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. The firm’s attorneys regularly advise and represent banks in banking law matters involving commercial litigation as well as routine legal process including subpoenas, garnishments, levies, and court orders. The firm provides support for deposit and branch operations, including matters involving checks, drafts and other instruments, compliance with state and federal banking laws and regulations, negotiating and drafting agreements with vendors and customers, Account Control Agreements, Escrow Agreements, trust reviews and developing bank policies and procedures. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in commercial finance transactions (real estate and asset-based), preparation of complex loan documents, and title insurance. Lewis R. Cohen, P.A. is proud to be recognized as a go-to firm for Florida’s banking community.

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