Community banks are a large and vital part of the country’s economic fabric. Despite — and perhaps because of — their importance, these institutions face a number of unique challenges. At Troutman Sanders, our firm is committed to helping our community bank clients capture market opportunities and navigate the difficult regulatory environment, and to providing effective counsel at a positive value. We have a long history of serving community banks, during which we have forged strong relationships with and become trusted, go-to counsel for our clients. We often serve as the principal outside counsel for community banks; as a result, our lawyers are able to offer well-rounded and creative legal and business advice that focuses on the needs of these valuable institutions.
Our lawyers’ deep, practical experience with this key segment of the banking industry is complemented by our good judgment, an attribute that has been developed over many years of serving community banks around the country. We advise community bank clients in the following areas:
- Regulation and compliance
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Securities and capital markets
- Mortgage, financial technology and other financial services
To better serve our community bank clients, our financial institutions lawyers have also developed broad, multidisciplinary teams that include employee benefits, lending, litigation, real estate, tax and estate planning, and other lawyers focused specifically on the needs of community banks.