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Financial Services

The deep experience of our lawyers both as in-house and outside counsel at a wide range of financial institutions and regulatory agencies enables us to provide insightful legal advice informed by a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ businesses.

Our clients include banks, commercial lenders, borrowers, investment advisors, hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and other financial institutions.  Our attorneys also have extensive experience in mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities and are experts in all federal securities laws and regulations.

Because of the depth of our financial services group and the firm as a whole, we are able to bring together teams of attorneys who are leading practitioners in their fields to handle the array of needs financial services clients may have, including litigation, bankruptcies and workouts, corporate compliance and white collar criminal defense, broker-dealer representation, hedge fund and investment advisor act matters, mutual fund regulation, private equity and venture capital fund formation and transactional representation, private offering memoranda, investment documentation, registration statements, and securities and corporate finance work, in the US and internationally.

Whatever the size and scope of the engagement, Butzel Long is committed to meeting the sophisticated legal needs of clients in the financial services field.


Acted as counsel for issuers and for participating broker-dealer firms in many private securities offerings pursuant to SEC Regulation D, Regulation S and various state exemptions.
Acted as issuer’s counsel for initial public offering and follow on offering for real estate investment trust.
Acted as issuer’s counsel for public debt offering for a financial services firm.