Leading Advisors

Silver, Freedman, Taff & Tiernan LLP, is a preeminent legal services provider based in Washington, DC. We act as special counsel to private and public companies nationwide, with a special focus on the financial services sector, including commercial banks, savings institutions, trust companies, credit unions and private equity firms, in connection with a full spectrum of regulatory and corporate matters.

Counseling Financial Institutions

We work closely with financial institutions, private equity funds and our other private and public clients in providing sophisticated counsel relating to initial formation, equity, debt and asset-backed financing (including initial and secondary stock offerings and mutual-to-stock conversions and reorganizations), and extraordinary corporate transactions involving mergers and acquisitions and corporate defense planning and tactics to prevent or defend proxy contests. In connection with these activities, we also provide unique solutions related to executive compensation and employee benefit matters and provide real estate, litigation support and tax planning advisory services.

We Know the Financial Industry,
and It Knows Us

Our regulatory practice involves providing advice as to enforcement matters, including informal and formal enforcement agreements; operational matters, including lending limits, affiliate and insider transactions; and corporate governance matters. We are consistently recognized by trade and industry publications as one of the leading financial institution law firms in the country.

High Value and High Volume

Our attorneys routinely provide counsel before and have strong relationships with, federal and state banking and securities regulators. As counselors, not just lawyers, we assist our clients in finding answers that make sound business sense. We have acted as counsel to both issuers and underwriters in over 1,000 securities offerings raising more than $40 billion, and acted as counsel for both buyers and sellers in over 800 merger and acquisition transactions totaling in excess of $50 billion in deal value. Our Knowledge and Judgement foster Speed and Results.