Stites & Harbison counsels the financial-services industry on the full range of legal issues. We guide our clients in their relationships with customers. We also guide them in their activities as lenders, underwriters, investment bankers, merchant bankers, broker/dealers, placement agents, and advisors in complex public and private financial transactions.
Stites & Harbison’s lawyers know the financial services industry, and the needs of its leading participants. We represent many financial-services firms in matters of labor and employment, mergers, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships. We also serve clients in the creation and protection of intellectual properties and business methodologies. Our clients appreciate our extensive litigation experience in prosecuting and defending lawsuits, arbitrations, and dealing with government inquiries.
Our clients regularly request our counsel in their daily operations, including but not limited to:
- Account issues
- Complying with powers of attorney and trust documents
- Employment issues such as hiring and termination of employees and drafting and amending of employee handbooks
- Employee and/or third-party theft
- Premises liability
- Subpoena compliance
- State and federal regulatory matters
- Corporate governance
- Advisory board issues
- Officer and/or directory liability concerns
We understand that day-to-day operational issues are important concerns for our clients. Because we strive to address and resolve those concerns as quickly as possible, our clients can focus on the business of banking.