Banking & Financial Services

McDowell Rice attorneys have extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers in complex commercial lending transactions and related litigation.  We have represented many of the nation’s largest financial institutions, as well as local and community banks.  We understand both sides of the lending or financing transaction and counsel clients effectively to best protect their interests.

Members of our Banking and Financial Services Group also understand what it takes to make sure banks and businesses operate profitably and will assist clients with regulatory compliance, product development and documentation, operational issues, corporate transactions, lending and creditor rights. 

We represent traditional financial institutions, including national banks, state banks, and credit unions; manufacturers, wholesalers, suppliers and providers of services that finance the sale of goods and services; and individuals and organizations that engage in extending investment capital, including the financing of real estate, commercial finance, and debtor-in-possession financing. 

Areas of concentration include:

  • Asset-Based Lending
  • Financial Institutions Regulation
  • Floor Plan Enforcement & Litigation
  • Lender Liability
  • Loan Documentation
  • Loan Enforcement & Litigation
  • Secured Transactions

Examples of our work include:

  • Representation of community, regional and national banks in loan enforcement litigation in Kansas and Missouri, involving enforcement of promissory notes, guarantees, commercial security agreements, assignments of insurance policies, deeds of trust and/or mortgages.
  • Representation of borrowers in defending loan enforcement actions and asserting lender liability claims in Kansas and Missouri.
  • Representation of manufacturers of motor vehicles, specialty trucks, farm equipment, construction equipment, and recreational vehicles, along with their financial subsidiaries, in enforcing floor plan financing.

Members of the Banking and Financial Services Group:

R. Pete Smith
Kristie Remster Orme
Stuart E. Bodker
James F.B. Daniels
Adam J. Gasper
Michael J. Gorman
Joe A. Harter
David A. Jack
Scott A. Long
Robert D. Maher
Jonathan A. Margolies
Hugh L. Marshall
Nancy A. Midden
Ania Wlodek Moncrief
Charles W. Smiley
Greg T. Spies
Louis J. Wade


Known for our expertise in business litigation, commercial transactions, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, our attorneys possess diverse backgrounds and legal expertise.