Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A.
4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd, Suite 1000
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 223-7000
Contact: Mr. Richard A. Denmon
Established in 1901, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is one of Florida's oldest and largest full-service law firms. With nearly 400 attorneys serving clients from offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Washington, D.C., the firm is dedicated to meeting the legal and business needs of banking and financial institutions throughout the Southeast and beyond. The firm handles complex transactions requiring specialized skills in banking, corporate, federal and state securities, tax, and other areas of law. We regularly assist with a broad array of regulatory matters, capital raising activities, and mergers and acquisitions. We also provide representation before all of the federal banking regulators, including the FDIC, OCC, Federal Reserve Board, and, in the case of public company clients, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and applicable state banking regulators.
The firm represents banking and financial institutions in the offer and sale of common and preferred stock, debt offerings (secured and unsecured), recapitalizations, securitizations, and other financing techniques and capital raising through both private placements and public offerings. As part of the expertise necessary to handle such transactions, our lawyers have extensive knowledge of SEC regulations, banking regulations, blue sky laws, and NASD and stock exchange rules such as those dealing with insider trading, beneficial ownership reports, and press releases.
We also counsel and advise our clients in all forms of mergers and acquisitions, including mergers for cash and securities, exchange offers, purchase and assumption agreements, tender offers, and sales of stocks and assets. Our lawyers are well versed in the application of, and compliance with, the relevant corporate and banking law aspects of these transactions (including those relating to the fiduciary duties of directors).
Lawyers also provide advice regarding corporate governance matters, including corporate procedures required to take certain actions; fiduciary duties of officers and directors; D&O insurance matters; and obligations under the various bank regulatory requirements applicable to directors and senior officers. Our firm also counsels troubled banking and financial institutions, as well as officers and directors of troubled institutions, about their obligations under applicable banking regulations. When necessary, we represent such institutions facing regulatory investigations, enforcement actions, and civil proceedings.
We have extensive experience representing banks and other financial service industry clients in state, federal and bankruptcy court litigation, and arbitration. In addition to defending banks in high stakes individual and class action consumer litigation, our lawyers counsel and advise the industry on data security, cyber risk, and compliance with federal and state consumer financial protection laws and regulations including the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations.
Because of the depth and experience of our lawyers, we are able to provide our bank and financial institution clients with all of their corporate legal needs.