Experienced Illinois Business Lawyer Represents Banks and Lenders

Established firm assists financial institutions and creditors in the Springfield area

James R. Potter, P.C. handles regulatory, compliance and risk management issues for our lender, creditor and commercial clients. As an Illinois banking law attorney, I help our clients in the Springfield area and throughout Illinois comply with applicable rules and regulations. I also represent financial institutions in litigation, providing skilled counsel and informed advocacy.

Skilled banking law professional handles a range of issues for commercial clients

At James R. Potter, P.C., I draw on substantial experience to provide litigation and advisory services to clients throughout Illinois across a broad range of legal issues, including:

  • Banking regulations
  • Secured transactions
  • Commercial borrowing and lending
  • Consumer protection

No matter your concerns, I will offer advice and counsel dedicated to advancing your interests.

Proven advocate advises on banking regulations

The Federal Reserve regulates banks, managing the nation’s money supply through monetary policies that stabilize inflation or deflation, moderate long-term interest rates, and maximize employment opportunities. Lenders and borrowers watch opportunities rise and fall in relation to these systemic pressures. I work closely with financial institutions to implement policies in compliance with state and federal laws. The scope of my practice encompasses:

  • Regulatory matters
    • Federal Reserve matters
    • Office of the Comptroller matters
    • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) matters
    • Sarbanes-Oxley violations
    • Antitrust investigations
  • Compliance with state law
    • Affiliate or insider relationships
    • Anti-money laundering rules
    • Capital adequacy regulations
  • Bank representation
    • Conflicting claims against a joint account
    • Exercise of the right to set-off
    • Collections litigation
    • Allegations of unauthorized use of debit and credit cards
    • Creditors’ rights litigation
    • Creditor liens and loans

My firm offers trusted guidance and comprehensive counsel to banks, creditors, and other commercial lenders facing any of these legal issues.

Dedicated counselor assists Illinois institutions with secured transactions

James R. Potter, P.C. represents lenders who secure loans by requiring down payments or other collateral that can be ceded in the event a borrower defaults. I can advise on what types of collateral may be used to secure a loan and may be able to provide counsel on any of the following legal issues:

  • Securitizations
  • Derivatives
  • Investment securities
  • Letters of credit
  • Audits
  • Loan workouts
  • Bankruptcy reorganization
  • Remedies under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

I understand the issues involved in secured transactions and will help clients take actions when borrowers default.

Knowledgeable adviser assists with commercial lending and borrowing matters

Extending financing for business development or expansion involves a range of detailed tasks, including comprehensive credit checks and risk assessment. In determining whether a business meets your eligibility requirement, I may advise you on the following legal issues:

  • Promissory notes
  • Loans
  • Security and guaranty agreements
  • Blocked accounts
  • Deposit account control agreements
  • Joint accounts
  • Revolving credit
  • Term loans
  • Equipment leasing and finance
  • Letters of credit
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Reorganization
  • Organization of holding companies
  • Lines of credit

When you retain my firm's services, you can count on me to perform the due diligence necessary to protect your financial institution from potential harm.

Contact an experienced Illinois banking law attorney

If your bank, mortgage company or other commercial entity needs skilled counsel, James R. Potter, P.C. provides the professional experience you deserve. Call me today at 217-806-0323 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation. From my Springfield office, I represent clients throughout Illinois.

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