Smith Anderson Helping Clients Find Opportunities and Avoid Pitfalls During the Financial Crisis

November 18, 2008

The global financial crisis presents significant challenges, and in some cases opportunities, to the clients of Smith Anderson.

Smith Anderson is working with its clients to guide them through these challenges and opportunities with the expertise to assist large and small businesses facing issues relating to:

Smith Anderson is utilizing options such as the Capital Purchase Program to advise banks and financial institutions concerning all issues associated with the 2008 Capital Purchase Program of the United States Department of the Treasury (“CPP”, also known as “TARP”). Work with this program includes:

Clients are also being guided in analyzing and considering credit resources and opportunities in a difficult financial market. The evolving view of these resources includes:

With our considerable experience, Smith Anderson is also representing public companies faced with investigations by the SEC and stock exchanges. Investigations are expected to increase in the current financial environment. Public companies face particular disclosure and financing issues, and Smith Anderson is assisting clients on several fronts, including:

Along with financial issues often come employment issues. Smith Anderson continues to represent companies faced with employment and benefits issues such as:

Smith Anderson is representing clients in contract and commercial disputes through litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes. Clients are being advised concerning risk identification and evaluation, risk avoidance and pre-litigation strategies, including:

  • Representing parties in asset securitization litigation
  • Considering risk management strategies relating to payment issues
  • Advising corporate and individual clients saddled with illiquid assets
  • Pursuing claims against defaulting or insolvent parties (including claims in bankruptcy)
  • Addressing employment and environmental issues resulting from declines in business
  • Seeking insurance coverage generally under D&O and E&O policies
  • Print PDF