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A legal "think tank" on financial services law and regulation.
The law firm of Sivon, Natter & Wechsler, P.C. specializes in representing financial institutions, financial trade associations, and other parties before federal and state financial regulatory agencies and the U.S. Congress. The firm's lawyers provide clients with regulatory, compliance and policy advice.
Our Regulatory Practice
We assist clients with applications related to specific transactions, including corporate transactions and new product approvals.
We assist clients with compliance matters on a variety of banking and consumer financial services law including TILA, RESPA, HMDA, CRA, privacy, fair lending, Regulation O, compliance management, and UDAP/UDAAP.
Safety & Soundness
We provide clients with support on safety and soundness issues including Regulation W (transactions with affiliates), capital adequacy, and Regulation Y (holding companies).
We prepare comment letters for clients on regulatory proposals.
We help clients understand the impact of existing and proposed laws and regulations on new or existing products and services.
We represent individuals and institutions in enforcement actions brought by the federal banking agencies.
Members of the firm can serve as expert witnesses in cases involving regulatory and compliance issues, such as trust operations.
Our Legislative & Policy Practice
We assist individual financial institutions and financial trade associations on legislative and policy matters. This aspect of our practice includes strategic advice, legislative drafting, the analysis of legislative proposals, and the preparation of testimony for Congressional hearings. During the past twenty-five years, members of the firm have been involved in every major federal financial services law, including the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), the FDIC Improvement Act (FDICIA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Riegle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act, amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, and the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.
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