Financial Institutions and Banking

Financial Institutions and Banking

Our team of banking law attorneys has extensive depth and experience working with financial institutions in banking and banking-related issues, including state and national banks and bank holding company matters such as tender offers, mergers, commercial and residential lending transactions.


In the complex world of banking and finance, Smith Hurst offers sophisticated solutions in the area of financial institution law.  We endeavor to provide a host of services to complement our traditional lending transaction services for those financial institutions seeking a full-service law firm.  

We frequently prepare loan documentation and provide legal opinions in matters related to lending transactions. We also have experience working on lending transactions involving HUD-secured financial obligations.  We have represented financial institutions with respect to revolving and term loans for lending facility, debt restructuring and property acquisition and development, including multiple participant loans and syndications. 

The Smith Hurst banking attorneys work with our mergers and acquisitions attorneys to address regulatory issues that may arise in business transactions and in bank mergers. Our cohesive approach is designed to navigate potential issues in complex situations to pave the way for a successful transaction.

Privacy and security of financial information continues to develop as an increasingly important arena of concern for financial institutions.  Our banking attorneys remain abreast of the changes in federal and state regulations and assist our clients in drafting the necessary policies and procedures to protect sensitive information.

As part of our commitment to our clients and our community, members of the Smith Hurst banking law team are happy to serve as members of advisory boards for a number of Arkansas banking institutions.



Our team shares an attitude of excellence while
helping our clients achieve their business and personal goals.