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Throughout our extensive history, the experienced attorneys of Barna, Guzy & Steffen have provided legal representation, counsel, and advice to banks, bank holding companies, and other financial institutions. Because of the complex and highly regulated nature of the banking industry, it is imperative and prudent for financial institutions to engage skilled legal counsel to provide prompt and cost-effective legal representation while mitigating risk.
The attorneys of Barna, Guzy & Steffen are highly experienced in representing financial institutions in a variety of commercial lending transactions including:
Our lender clients include community-based, regional, and national banks. We represent lenders in all stages of a financing transaction including initial structuring, documentation, due-diligence, collateral perfection and lien priority issues, survey and title review and title insurance issues, lease analysis, authority issues, and closing, loan modification, and loan administration.
Should litigation become necessary, our banking attorneys work closely with members of the Barna, Guzy & Steffen Commercial Litigation team to protect the interests of our banking clients. In addition, we can assist non-banking clients seeking legal assistance when borrowing funds.
In addition, we often represent non-banking clients seeking legal assistance in borrowing transactions. We are experienced in negotiating loan documentation, working with lender’s counsel, resolving title and closing issues, providing borrower counsel opinions, and facilitating an orderly and efficient closing.
Contact us for additional information or to schedule an appointment with one of our banking law attorneys.
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While some attorneys have free initial consultations, there are some areas of law that require a small fee for an initial consultation. You will be informed of any and all fees associated when you call to make an appointment.
Our attorneys offer highly sought-after professional services for which there is an associated fee. These fees will be discussed in your initial consultation.
Billing and payments are determined by individual attorneys who will discuss these issues with clients at their initial appointments.
Our attorneys and staff are professionals experienced in providing legal services with efficiency and the utmost of client confidentiality. Trust, dedication, and professionalism are essential to the success of any business relationship. We believe these characteristics are the essence of integrity, and we strive to nurture these values within our firm. Since our inception, the attorneys at Barna, Guzy & Steffen have been committed to providing comprehensive legal services within the framework of professional excellence.
Listen to your Miranda Rights.
Request to speak with an attorney in private. Your Miranda warning will be read to you by the arresting officer. It is very important that you pay attention to every word of these rights.
If you are placed under arrest, the officer has most likely completed an investigation leading to the belief that there was probable cause that you committed a crime. At this point, the officer has made their decision. Do not think that you could say or do anything to change the officer’s mind.
Do not resist arrest. Resisting arrest could subject you to further criminal charges if you go too far. Additionally, your attitude toward the arresting officer, if negative or volatile, will be presented as supporting a guilty verdict. In general, juries do not react favorably to a person who fights with police and will most likely see this is as evidence of guilt.
If convicted, the prosecution could use any negative conduct to support a harsher sentence. In short, displaying aggressive behavior toward police will only cause trouble. Even if you are scared, angry, or are experiencing high anxiety, you must maintain composure and politely request to speak to an attorney in private.
The law firm of Barna, Guzy & Steffen offers dedicated attorneys who effectively and efficiently handle your legal needs with the highest level of professionalism.