Finance & Banking

Finance & Banking

Gislason & Hunter works as strategic partners with numerous financial institutions, from community banks in rural Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota, to regional lenders in the Midwest, and national banks across the region. Gislason & Hunter’s attorneys understand and advise on all aspects of the banking and financial services industry. Thoroughly familiar with financial economic conditions and the ever-evolving regulatory environment, our banking and finance attorneys provide legal guidance, practical solutions and litigation services. One of our firm’s strengths is advising financial institutions in all aspects of the lending cycle, from drafting documents for a loan through the collection process. Our clients trust us to handle all insolvency issues through workouts, receiverships, restructuring and bankruptcy. Our attorneys have considerable experience representing secured and unsecured creditors, landlords and tenants, official committees, asset purchasers, lenders, and trustees.  

Our banking law practice provides a deep depth of sophisticated counsel and experienced representation for banking and financial services. We service banks engaged in real estate lending, agricultural lending and commercial lending. We also assist our clients with business planning and administration, corporate governance, employment and HR matters, regulatory compliance, and mergers & acquisitions. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Bank Litigation
  • Business Planning & Administration
  • Collection Actions
  • Commercial Lending
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment & HR Consulting
  • Loan Transactions
  • Loan Workouts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Portfolio Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Reorganization & Bankruptcy


  • July 16, 2024Finance & Banking

    Agricultural Lending Conference 2024

    Thursday, September 5th | 9:30 am – 4 pm  |  Doors open at 8:30 am Register & Pay Here >> In-person: $85 per personIncludes seminar, printed educational materials, and access to digital materials. Optional: choice of taco buffet or box lunch $15 Virtual: $85 per personIncludes Zoom link and access to digital materials. Professional audio/video...

  • May 9, 2024Finance & Banking

    The Importance of Responding to Garnishments

    Many, if not most, of the lenders who are reading this article have probably responded to one or more garnishments in their career. Many lenders see these collection tools as an administrative burden to respond to – and a burden they are not adequately compensated for with the nominal $15.00 fee that must be served...

  • May 6, 2024Finance & Banking

    Navigating Loss: A Bank’s Guide to Managing the Death of a Customer

    As Benjamin Franklin once said, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While banks cannot help with taxes, they certainly play a role in the handling of financial assets after a customer passes. The death of a customer presents a unique set of challenges for banks. Community banks...

  • May 1, 2024Finance & Banking

    Replevin Actions: Obtaining Possession of Personal Property Prior to Final Judgment

    Replevin actions are a versatile tool for obtaining or regaining personal property which you have the right to possess. In Minnesota, replevin actions are also known by the more modern phrase, “claim and delivery of personal property,” and are governed by a statutory scheme found in Minnesota Statutes chapter 565. Lenders often use replevin actions...

  • May 1, 2024Finance & Banking

    Financial Newsletter, Summer 2024

    In this issue: Navigating Loss: A Bank’s Guide to Managing the Death of a Customer The Importance of Responding to Garnishments Replevin Actions: Obtaining Possession of Personal Property Prior to Final Judgment Read Full Newsletter