Illinois Bank Attorneys

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Commerical Banking Litigator Tom Howard

Secured lenders in central Illinois need sophisticated bank attorneys to maximize their recovery while limiting the cost it takes to liquidate the collateral.  Our financial services attorneys have years of experience in assisting secured lenders in numerous such transactions successfully.

Complex Commercial Workouts

Secured lenders often require commercial workouts for their substandard loans to prepare for litigation that may arise in the enforcement of the loan documents.  Our commercial banking lawyers have the experience in such transactions to reduce the cost of litigation before it even arises.

Take action and protect your rights in your financial institution’s collateral. Contact us at 309-699-4691 or toll free at 877-699-4691.

Commercial Mortgage Foreclosure

The most valuable collateral on most commercial loans is the real estate that the business pledges to secure its loans.  Our bank attorneys have successfully prosecuted hundreds of commercial mortgage foreclosures at all levels of complexity from standard note and mortgage foreclosures, to complicated land trust foreclosures with competing priorities between creditors, and even mechanic’s liens.

Replevins

Often debtors do not give the bank its collateral back without a fight, which our bank attorneys have routinely won.  Replevin actions quickly enable creditors to obtain possession of their collateral before the debtor can dissipate it.  Occasionally, notice is not required to obtain an order of replevin if the right facts are present.

Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy

Our bank attorneys have represented many creditors in commercial and consumer bankruptcies, including agricultural filings.  We have obtained stay relief in contested matters, defended against preference actions brought by Bankruptcy Trustees, and brought adversary actions pursuant to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act against debtors that converted the lender’s collateral.

Guaranty Actions

Our bank attorneys have represented financial institutions in contested guaranty actions to make a complete recovery on all available collateral securing the payment of the commercial loan.  Further, our attorneys are experienced in all facets of litigation to obtain judgment as quickly and cost efficiently as possible.

Uniform Commercial Code

Banks must comply with the Uniform Commercial Code in perfecting its security interest in collateral and its subsequent liquidation.  Our Bank attorneys have years of experience in security agreements, issues related to perfection and creation of security interests and the enforcement of such security interests against competing creditors.

Enforcement of Judgments

Our bank attorneys not only get judgments, but they get them paid.  A judgment is only one step in obtaining a complete recovery on a commercial loan, that judgment must then be enforced through supplemental procedures.  Our bank attorneys have performed many enforcement procedures from citations to discover assets to wage garnishments, and even foreclosure of judgments.

Peoria Bank Attorneys

At Hall, Rustom & Fritz LLC, we represent banks in complex commercial loans that require workouts and litigation for recovery.  Our bank attorneys have years of experience, routinely publish articles and books in the space, and sit on the Illinois State Bar Association’s section council on Commercial Banking, Collections and Bankruptcy.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer, please contact us at 309-699-4691 or toll free at 877-699-4691.

Commercial Litigation

Illinois Bank Attorneys

Secured lenders in central Illinois need sophisticated bank attorneys to maximize their recovery while limiting the cost it takes to liquidate the collateral.  Our financial services attorneys have years of experience in assisting secured lenders in numerous such transactions successfully. Complex Commercial Workouts Secured lenders often require commercial workouts for their substandard loans to prepare...

Landlord/Tenant/Evictions

Handled by Attorneys Fadi Rustom and Mike Fritz.
A signed rental agreement is only as effective as both parties' willingness to adhere to it. The attorneys at Hall, Rustom & Fritz LLC are all Peoria natives dedicated to helping area landlords involved in heated disputes with their tenants. Many contentious issues can be resolved. However, we do not shy away from eviction proceedings if it serves the best interests of our clients.

Business and Commercial Law

Handled by Attorney Fadi Rustom.
Businesses both small and large have both immediate and long-term legal needs. From entity selection for startups to established companies seeking sources of capital to facilitate growth, the corporate law attorneys at Hall, Rustom & Fritz LLC provide sound legal advice and dedicated representation for business issues that involve:

Criminal Record Expungements

Handled by Attorneys Jeffrey Hall and Christopher Leasor.
Every day, job applicants are denied employment due to past criminal history.  Even college graduates that were accepted to universities, graduated with honors, and possessed great recommendations are denied employment after a criminal background is performed by the employer.  Further, the most common myth about your criminal record is that your record will automatically “go away” after time.  Unfortunately, this is not true.  Once you are arrested and “booked,” you have a record.  This is so even if your case was dismissed, or if you received court supervision or even if you were acquitted of the crime.

Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit

Handled by Attorney Fadi Rustom.
Our process can help simplify the application process by reducing the time, stress and the unknown. Due to the complexity of the application process, we can assist you with figuring out what documents and information should be submitted.  Our experience shows the value of assistance by a VA Accredited Attorney.

Estate Planning

Handled by Attorney Fadi Rustom.
Estate planning is a vital proactive step in providing an ongoing "voice" following your death. You can make important decisions regarding how your property is divided and the family members who receive real estate and other assets. Your course of care does not have to be in question if you are incapacitated. A legal document essentially becomes your "law" that must be followed.

Real Estate Law

Handled by Attorneys Fadi Rustom and Mike Fritz.
With declining real estate values, many residential and commercial property owners are taking cost-saving steps in selling their property without the help of a real estate agent. At Hall, Rustom & Fritz LLC, we combine experience and a thorough knowledge of real estate law in navigating through the complex procedures and drafting all necessary documents.