Banking & Finance

Why

TOP PROBLEM

“Where did the money go?”

Whether a borrower has filed for bankruptcy or is just threatening to do so this is one of the most common “mysteries” that drives creditors to hire the Goosmann Law Firm. Our attorneys in Sioux City, Omaha, and Sioux Falls put banking mysteries at rest with a broad range of experience conducting complex fraud and financial investigations.

How

SOLUTION

Our Sioux City attorney, Sioux Falls lawyer, and Omaha attorney teams find creative solutions to complex problems facing creditors trying to find or collect their funds in today’s legal environment. Our banking attorneys dive deep to find answers that directly affect the financial health, growth, and success of our clients.

What we do.

PROBLEMS AND HOW WE SOLVE THEM

“The deal is threatening to go ‘bad,’ what are my options?”

If you’re a creditor and sense a deal is threatening to go “bad” because the borrower is struggling financially, give us a call. Read our blog here.

“Something doesn’t add up…”

You’ve crunched the numbers and then crunched them again. Things don’t add up. Do you suspect that the borrower is committing financial fraud? Call our law firm’s Sioux City, Omaha, or Sioux Falls office today and we will help bring clarity and take action to both investigate and resolve your fraud issue. Read our blog here.

“My client can’t pay and just filed for bankruptcy. What should I do now?”

Goosmann lawyers speak fluent bankruptcy. When a debtor can’t pay and files for bankruptcy, Goosmann attorneys work closely with and represent bankruptcy trustees, unsecured creditors, insurers, banks and financial institutions, brokers, shareholders and investors. Call us today!

Our Goosmann banking attorneys have experience in a multitude of areas within the banking and finance industry such as; complex litigation, finance and corporate lending, commercial bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring, fiduciary advisory, financial institutions regulation, corporate governance, fiduciary liability insurance, commercial workouts, fraud, consumer lending litigation, broker deals, cyber security, and E-discovery.

What we offer

SERVICES

Our Sioux City, Omaha, and Sioux Falls legal team is your solid trial advocate during a banking and finance litigation matter. We have a depth of experience handling complex litigation matters representing fiduciary institutions within the following areas:

  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Consumer financial services litigation
  • Consumer fraud litigation
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Indian tribal finance litigation
  • Securities and financial litigation

We’ve done over $ 2 Billion in deals.  We make deals happen for our clients.

As a Sioux City, Omaha, and Sioux Falls law firm, the Goosmann banking attorneys handle a multitude of commercial lending transactions.  These transactions include finance deals, commercial and individual bank loans, and asset-based transactions.  Our team works to reduce risk to help make your deal happen as smoothly as possible, meeting your needs without the hiccups.

The Goosmann banking and finance practice covers all aspects of commercial lending transactions involving negotiation, front-end structuring, and documentation to work-out and insolvency and bankruptcy services.

How we can help you:

  • Syndicated Lending
  • Asset-Based Finance
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Single Bank Commercial Loans
  • Structured Finance and Derivatives

Goosmann lawyers represent clients in complex corporate bankruptcy cases, debt restructurings and related litigation matters. Our team of bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys regularly represent debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, bankruptcy trustees, private investment funds, buyers of distressed debt/businesses and unsecured creditors’ committees.

Goosmann Sioux City lawyers, Omaha attorneys, and Sioux Falls lawyers also advise corporate clients with insolvency and debt restructuring during business bankruptcies under Chapters 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 12 reorganization, out-of-court workouts, and bankruptcy litigation.  Our commercial bankruptcy attorneys perform these services both within and outside formal insolvency proceedings.

How we can help:

  • Chapter 11 reorganization cases
  • Chapter 7 liquidation cases
  • Chapter 12 reorganization
  • loan restructuring
  • commercial workouts
  • Asset recovery and foreclosure
  • Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights related litigation in state and federal courts
  • Receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors
  • Dissolutions of business entities
  • Jurisdiction and venue
  • Removal and remand
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Contested confirmation hearings
  • Cash collateral hearings
  • Fraudulent transfers
  • Preferential transfers
  • DIP financing hearings
  • Appointment of trustee or examiner
  • Complex claims objections
  • Assumption or rejection of executory contracts
  • Adversary proceedings
  • Asset sales

Don’t put business on hold. We keep financial institutions moving forward by ensuring they are compliant and act within regulation.

Our finance attorneys assist hedge funds, mortgage bankers and other financial services providers with creating new products, lending, licensing and origination, secondary market sales, securitizations, foreclosures, and litigation. We also advise nontraditional providers of financial services engaged in specialty lending, payment systems, mobile payments, stored-value systems, consumer lending, and ATM and debit networks.

We have represented clients during enforcement actions and hearings before the following regulators:

  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) and state regulators

Our Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and Omaha attorneys ensure your company stays on the track to success while covering all your bases.

As a company within the banking and finance industry we understand you have more to think about than your clients and the services you provide.  We take the weight off your shoulders guiding you through items that should grab your attention but not consume your time – that’s what our team is for.

We advise financial institutions on the following areas:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Financial Institutions Regulation
  • E-Discovery
  • HR and employment advising
  • Succession Planning

Whether you have or provide liability insurance, we can represent you when a claim is litigated.

Our trial attorneys and banking lawyers have experience in both the prosecution and defense during fiduciary liability insurance litigation matters.

Let us take care of the headaches so you can focus on your clients and business that matters.

EXPERIENCE & CASE RESULTS

Regularly represents banking institutions including national and regional advisory fiduciaries, financial advisors, insurance companies, investment and trust companies, and community banks in regulatory, corporate, financing matters, debt workouts, and regulatory and general business matters as well as out-of-court loan restructurings, commercial workouts and pre-pack bankruptcies

Represents investment advisors, government securities brokers, entities registered pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Investment Co. Act of 1940, or Investment Advisors Act of 1940, and entities registered under state securities regulations.

Experienced working with secured and unsecured creditors, the United States Trustee’s Office, the FBI, and the FDIC in conducting bank, wire and bankruptcy fraud investigations.

Successfully represented physician’s clinic against a bankrupt debtor for fraud in construction of medical facility, trying the case before the Bankruptcy Judge to establish the debt as non-dischargeable.

Handled cases before various Commissions and counseled clients on Commission actions.

Handled cases involving promissory notes and counseled clients on promissory notes and drafted promissory notes.

Drafted Certificate of Deposit (COD) agreements and counseled clients on COD matters

Experience with Collaterized Debt Obligations (CDOs) and Collaterized Mortgage ligations (CMOs). Jeana Goosmann has presented on UCC matters and written opinions of counsel. She regularly handles collateralized debt cases and counsels clients on related issues.

Experience with commodities, common stock, and corporate bonds. Jeana Goosmann is the Vice-Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section.

Handled mergers and acquisitions involving warrants/rights and closed transactions with warrants/rights and counseled clients on such matters.

Chaired the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and the Liquidating Trust in which we recouped over 8 figures of assets for the creditors in a complex, highly contested involuntary bankruptcy case.

Represented numerous dissolving companies and managed debtor/creditor, employee and other wind-up issues.

Represented numerous merging companies and counseling on transitional issues.

Provided legal terms and conditions for community bank for use in online security/privacy customer standards.

Obtained favorable results for financial institutions in foreclosures.

Successfully represented secured creditor to repossess collateral.

Reviewed and provided opinions for loan file reviews for financial institutions.

Obtained favorable outcomes for entities, including financial institutions, in collection actions.

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