Banking and Finance
Galbut Beabeau has deep and diverse experience in litigating banking and finance matters, including representation of Arizona banks, multi-national stock brokerage firms, investment banking firms, mortgage brokers, and financial institution customers and investors. Our Phoenix business attorneys’ extensive experience with both sides of the financing transaction provides the insight and know-how to assist with any banking or finance related dispute. The firm has handled many large and complex investigations, regulatory matters, and business litigation matters.
Founding partner Martin Galbut is a locally and nationally recognized expert in this area, including being named 2019 Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Banking & Finance in Phoenix. Our banking and finance business attorneys also bring to bear prior experience in finance. Notably managing partner Keith Galbut received his Masters in International Management (MIM/MBA) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, previously worked in the Strategic Finance and Economics Group of a multinational accounting and consulting firm, and served in the Private Sector Business Development Office of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C.
The firm’s attorneys frequently provide assistance with the evaluation of potential actions against defaulting borrowers, including providing counsel regarding the particulars of the foreclosure/trustee’s sale process, community property, and the value of potential deficiency judgments. Our business attorneys have extensive experience litigating actions to collect on promissory notes, loan agreements, and other guarantees.
Our attorneys have also represented borrowers in defending against high stakes claims involving multimillion-dollar obligations, real estate loans, and/or substantial personal obligations. The firm routinely negotiates advantageous resolutions with lenders in situations in which the borrower’s livelihood and/or existence is threatened.
When bankruptcy concerns arise, Galbut Beabeau coordinates with Phoenix bankruptcy counsel, property managers, mortgage brokers, and experts in the real estate field to provide a comprehensive strategy to fully address the situation and get businesses back on track to profitability.