Financial Services

Financial institutions today are working harder than ever to adjust to new regulations while restoring the health of the industry and driving sustainable growth. But many sector-wide issues – from heightened public scrutiny to evolving, dynamic market conditions – are making it much easier said than done to achieve organizational goals and accomplish new objectives.

Even during this period of significant change, there are still opportunities to strengthen performance, improve competitiveness – and fuel profitability.

The attorneys of Nexsen Pruet understand that. We know the financial services industry inside and out and are committed to helping banks, brokers, specialized lenders, and other financial services companies stay on a path to prosperity by delivering ethical, reliable, and responsive legal counsel.

We work with entities of all sizes – from international organizations to start-ups – and we handle virtually every matter impacting the industry, including:

  • Single bank or syndicated middle market, corporate, commercial, asset-based, real estate, construction, mezzanine, agricultural, tax exempt, lease and other types of debt financing, both secured and unsecured.
  • Capital projects that require public financing, private financing, or public-private partnerships.
  • Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, including workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcies, receiverships, and collection matters throughout the Carolinas and United States.
  • Litigation, aggressively and quickly seeking favorable outcomes to the legal disputes of financial services clients in state and federal courts, before an administrative tribunal, or in arbitration.
  • Mergers and acquisitions, structuring complex and multi-faceted business transactions, drafting and negotiating comprehensive documents and handling the regulatory and logistical steps required to achieve closings.
  • Intellectual property, handling the full spectrum of matters – from licensing, negotiating, and drafting agreements to litigating, arbitrating, and mediating disputes related to patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
  • Labor and employment, advising clients in all matters involved in the employee-employer relationship, such as benefits, trade secret protection and litigation, whistleblower investigations, executive contracts and compensation, and claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.

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    4.7/5.0
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    4.7/5.0

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  • 4.3/5.0 7 reviews
  • 86% client recommended 6 recommendations
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  • Joan Wash Hartley Read all 2 reviews

    5.0/5.0 on 08/28/13

    Joan is well versed in all areas of environmental law and regulation for a diverse number of applications. She has provided sound advice on real esta... Read more

    Joan is well versed in all areas of environmental law and regulation for a diverse number of applications. She has provided sound advice on real estate matters, and regulatory matters involving operating permits and rules governing operations in South Carolina and North Carolina. Joan is responsive to client requirements, is an effective communicator, and has been successful at providing sound advice in working with government agencies to amicably resolve complicated regulatory matters.

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  • Devon Turner Riley Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 on 06/04/15

    As an attorney myself, when I needed assistance in a white collar matter, I was immediately referred to
    Ms. Riley by more than one attorney. Right... Read more

    As an attorney myself, when I needed assistance in a white collar matter, I was immediately referred to
    Ms. Riley by more than one attorney. Right to the point, Ms. Riley's knowledge of the law, ability to communicate, and abilities as an advocate are second to none. Ms. Riley, in my opinion, is one of the brightest and most effective attorneys I have ever met.

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  • Rhonda R. Tapley Read 1 review

    4.8/5.0 on 07/15/13

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  • Mr. Robert Daniel Boyce Read 1 review

    1.5/5.0 on 09/22/12

    We as family members of his client did most of the work in gathering helpful info. then all he basically did was read what we had collected. Did not s... Read more

    We as family members of his client did most of the work in gathering helpful info. then all he basically did was read what we had collected. Did not stand up enough for our son.

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    4.5/5.0 on 06/04/11

    They were always fast with a response to a question of mine and it was very affordable with great services. Read more

    They were always fast with a response to a question of mine and it was very affordable with great services.

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    4.5/5.0 on 08/21/10

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Diversity

Nexsen Pruet recognizes the importance of having lawyers that reflect the broad diversity within our client base, our jury system, our colleagues, and our community at large.  To that end, we are committed to recruiting minority candidates, reducing minority attrition, supporting minority organizations, and expanding and improving our diversity program.  We also recognize that the pursuit of a diverse workplace is, and should be, ongoing. 

As a means of promoting these interests, we created the Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship Program. Prior to creating the scholarship, we completed a written plan that identified methods by which the firm could recruit, hire, and retain minority lawyers. The plan includes expanding our recruitment efforts to other law schools, increasing recruitment of lateral minority and female candidates, and continuing to develop and enhance our relationships with minority law organizations such as the Black Law Students Association.  Our goal is to identify qualified minority candidates who may be potential members of the firm.

Nexsen Pruet understands the need for and value of increased diversity, and we are strengthening and building upon our commitment to provide an inclusive environment within our firm.  As such, we will maintain a continuing focus on doing whatever we can to achieve the important and necessary goal of diversity.

 

Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship

Strengthening the Lawyers of Tomorrow...Today

   The Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship aims to:  

  • Support diversity within our firm and the bar  
  • Enhance educational opportunities for talented minorities in the field of law  
  • Inform minority law students of opportunities for private practice in the Carolinas   

The Scholarship Program will award $3000 to one or more exceptional first year minority law students planning a career in North or South Carolina.   

All scholarship recipients will be considered for summer employment in one of the Nexsen Pruet offices upon completion of their first year of law school.  Scholarship recipients are invited to re-apply for additional scholarships during their second and third years of law school.   

 Eligible students must be attending one of the following schools:

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Wake Forest University School of Law 
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law 
  • Charleston School of Law
  • Charlotte School of Law