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Successfully defended a bank against a 2.5 million guaranty and consumer fraud claim.

Successfully defended several banks in class action lawsuits alleging consumer fraud, truth in lending, and yield spread premium claims.

Successfully defended a major regional bank in a putative class action lawsuit instituted on behalf of individuals who purchased automobiles and automobile loans through a local car dealer.

Successfully defended a bank in a class action lawsuit arising from failure to properly administer real estate tax escrows.

Successfully defended a foreign bank in a lawsuit involving a $200 million claim.

Successfully completed numerous commercial and residential foreclosure actions involving contesting answers which were dismissed by motion.

Appointed rent receivers in foreclosure actions involving income-producing properties.

Represented a money center bank as administrative agent for a group of banks providing a $75 million multicurrency credit facility to a borrower with international operations.

Represented a major bank in a $27 million construction financing agreement of an office building owned by an entity consisting of several pension funds.

Represented a national bank in a $55 million mortgage financing provided to several joint ventures affiliated with a major insurance company. The financing was secured by six shopping centers located in Florida.

Represented a national bank in connection with an $11.5 million construction financing for a 200-unit apartment complex.

Represented the parent company of a local bank participating in a pooled trust preferred securities transaction involving the placement of an off-shore institution. The proceeds received by the parent company were contributed to the bank as Tier One Capital for Federal Bank regulatory purposes. The preferred trust pool structure was used to accord significant tax savings, which in turn reduced the cost of the capital raised.

Prepared new stock option plan consistent with Sarbanes-Oxley and NASDAQ requirements for key executives of a bank holding company.

Reviewed the by-laws of a bank and bank holding company for Sarbanes-Oxley and NASDAQ compliance.

Represented a state chartered bank in a merger with Federal thrift subsidiary of a public holding company.

Represented banks in the sale of consumer loan and vehicle loan portfolios.

Represented a state chartered bank in responding to FDIC and New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Cease and Desist Orders.

Represented several New Jersey community banks in their acquisitions of other community banks in deals totaling over $50 million.

Handled real estate & land use issues with respect to the upgrading of a number of branch offices for a major commercial bank.

Handled all New Jersey labor & employment issues for a Canadian-based bank with worldwide operations.

Represented client in a $97 million construction mortgage financing provided for an office building in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Represented client in a $250 million unsecured revolving credit facility to a major insurance company.

Represented client in a $18 million unsecured pre-development financing for a mixed-use project in Boston, Massachusetts for an apartment developer.

Represented client in $43 million construction mortgage financing for a multi-family residential complex in Raritan, New Jersey.

Represented client in a $75 million unsecured multi-currency revolving credit facility for a manufacturer of watches and its two Swiss subsidiaries.

Represented client in a $30 million unsecured revolving credit facility for a software development company.

Represented client in a $25 million secured revolving credit and term loan facility for a manufacturer of computer-related equipment.