More Than Just Banking and Finance Attorneys
The banking and finance industry often requires specialized legal counsel to address tax, banking, and regulatory compliance. But clients in this field have other needs, too. Just as banks are more than financiers, we at Jenkins Fenstermaker are more than just banking and finance attorneys. Our various practice groups offer a wide array of services to assist our financial clients with all of their legal needs.
A Wide Array of Services from Banking and Finance Attorneys
At Jenkins Fenstermaker, the attorneys in our business and commercial law team provide experienced services to the banking and finance industry throughout West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Our business and commercial group is recognized for its skill in transactions involving the Uniform Commercial Code and is widely used around and outside West Virginia for closing large and complicated financing transactions, commercial real estate transactions, land use and zoning issues, and regulatory guidance. In addition, we assist clients of all varieties with bankruptcy proceedings, commercial loan closings, and buying and selling businesses.
But our banking clients have needs beyond assistance with closing financing and real estate transactions. They are employers. They engage in business transactions on behalf of themselves as well as their customers. They may lease their offices or own their own buildings, thereby making them responsible for repair and maintenance and injuries occurring on the premises. Because our clients wear many hats, they need advice and counsel on a broad range of legal disciplines.
The Breadth of Jenkins Fenstermaker’s Legal Services
The practice groups at Jenkins Fenstermaker cover the areas of service needed by banking and finance industry clients. From employment issues to corporate governance and many areas in between, we offer clients a full range of legal services to meet all of their needs.
Labor and Employment Attorneys Servicing the Finance Industry
Banks and other financial institutions operate through employees. As a matter of course, with that comes the occasional need for attorneys experienced in labor and employment law matters.
The Jenkins Fenstermaker labor and employment practice group is comprised of seasoned labor and employment law attorneys. Examples of our work include the drafting of employment contracts, employee manuals, non-competition and non-disclosure agreements as well as employer-side litigation involving workers’ compensation, employee benefits, and coordination of benefits. Our labor and employment group has a depth of knowledge and experience sought after by savvy clients.
Outside Counsel and Professional Liability Defense
Engaging in business—with the public or private clients—often involves risk. Whether you already have inside counsel and want a second opinion or you’re looking for ongoing general counsel and advice, our business and commercial group has the experience to provide general business advice and litigation experience to provide consumer protection and professional liability defense.
Land Use and Zoning Issues
Like other businesses, many institutions have a brick-and-mortar presence. And sometimes they move their operations. When moving a business, land use and zoning issues can arise. Our business and commercial group is well-versed in zoning and land use and can assist with investigating, negotiating, and managing land use issues when they arise.
Experienced Litigation Services
Regardless of the nature of the business or transaction, sometimes litigation is unavoidable. When that happens, you need to know your attorney has the knowledge and expertise to achieve your objectives and help you meet your goals.
You know you’re in good hands with our esteemed team of litigation attorneys. From litigation defense in white collar criminal, toxic tort, and product liability cases to breach of contract and municipal defense matters, our veteran litigators have successfully fought for clients in state and federal courts in and out of West Virginia.
Business Succession Aptly Planned and Handled
Regardless of the nature of your business, bank customers want to know the business is going to be in good hands even after they’re no longer around. Our business and commercial law attorneys can help. We discuss the viable options for transition of management and, working with our wills, trusts, and estates partners, can even help to plan for the continuation of operations after a business owner’s death. When planning a business’s future, Jenkins Fenstermaker has it covered.
Jenkins Fenstermaker: Serving All Needs of Banking and Financial Clients
Whether you’re a banking and finance titan or an individual or small business looking for legal assistance for a one-off transaction, Jenkins Fenstermaker’s banking and finance attorneys have the experience and skill to make it happen. But don’t stop there. Jenkins Fenstermaker can serve all of your wider legal services needs, too. For more information, contact us by calling (304) 523-2100 or complete our convenient online contact form.