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Unlike many other major law firms that represent and defend large financial institutions, our team has the experience and knowledge to represent firms, investors and other plaintiffs in disputes adverse to banks and other financial institutions.


Ready to be adverse to major institutions

We combine the creativity of the most successful plaintiffs’ lawyers with the sound judgment and deep industry knowledge that comes from regularly representing clients in the financial services industry.

We make it our business to understand the wide range of litigation challenges and disputes that face financial service organizations and their counterparties. Our team draws on talent from our restructuring and transactional practices, providing invaluable assistance on everything ranging from complex financial matters to basic contractual disputes.


A dispute resolution roadmap

We know and anticipate the key issues and proactively help to identify potential concerns before litigation even occurs. Combining our litigation skills and experience with subject matter knowledge serves our clients in evaluating risk, offering solutions, and charting the best path forward toward resolution, whether through litigation or compromise.

With its deep bench and a long history of high-profile trial victories, Cole Schotz is one of the region’s leading litigation firms. We have maintained a long tradition of representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high-value financial services disputes. Since the Great Recession, we have represented specialty lenders, mezzanine lenders, private equity, investment funds, sponsors, borrowers, investors and other clients in multiple litigations and arbitrations arising from mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, contentious restructurings, credit default swaps, structured notes, and other financial products.

Our experience includes:
  • Multi-jurisdictional and large-scale foreclosures
  • Receivership proceedings
  • UCC and other non-judicial foreclosures
  • Claims based on fiduciary duty and/or aiding and abetting liability
  • Ponzi and other fraud schemes
  • The False Claims Act
  • Government investigations
  • Fraudulent transfer claims
  • Deceptive or unfair practices
  • Financial investigations
  • D&O claims and numerous other proceedings

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