The advantages of 80+ years of undivided attention

At SW&M, we know you can’t part-time your way into mastering the complex, highly specific legal needs of banks, credit unions and other entities in financial services. Our clients reap the benefits through an intergenerational team of problem solvers.

  • Far-reaching experience
  • Lasting industry relationships
  • Multigenerational expertise
  • Longstanding leadership
A comprehensive portfolio of 15+ practice areas

SW&M has the resources and the know-how to address a wide range of legal needs with finesse and efficiency.

Chartering and Field of Membership (FOM)
Commercial Lending
Contract Review, Negotiations & Termination; Vendor Management
Corporate Governance
Credit Union Law
Crisis Management
Executive Compensation
Financial Services Operations
Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights
Insurance Coverage and Policies
Intellectual Property
Labor and Employment Law
Litigation Management
Mergers and Acquisitions
Privacy and Cybersecurity
Real Estate
Regulatory Examination Support
In this firm, every player is on your team.

Every one of our accomplished attorneys is ready to work for you, whenever you need our expertise.

Meet the Team

It has been a great experience working with Haley and the team at SWM. They are extremely responsive with questions, they deliver the facts in an informative and easy manner, which in turn enables us to make informed decisions. Haley has been simply outstanding!

Andrea Pruna
Senior Vice President, Chief Retail Officer
Northeast Credit Union

Not only are they experts in the credit union space, but they help us be proactive. We’ll never know all that we were able to avoid because of their guidance.

Ann Wadagnolo
Arrowhead CU

From a brief product strategy discussion by phone, contract reviews of all sizes and complexities, to full representation needed when untangling the array of challenges dealing with purchasing retail installment sales contracts through the indirect channel at Pacific Service Credit Union we know we can always rely on SW&M to deliver exactly the guidance and support we needed for protection against unnecessary exposure.

Chris Oldag
Senior Vice President and CLO
Pacific Service Credit Union

Joseph Garibyan is an exceptional attorney and has been an essential part of UNIFY Commercial Banking’s growth and success. Joseph has tremendous knowledge and experience that has really helped us understand the true nature of the risks that are inherent in the business we are in. I look at Joseph as a partner in our enterprise and without him we would not be the success we are today.

Jonathan Sigal
Senior Vice President
Commercial Banking Services
UNIFY Financial Credit Union

I have worked with SW&M attorneys for more than 10 years. In my experience all SW&M attorneys do their job with integrity and humility. They are some of the most competent, honest and knowledgeable partners in the business. SW&M attorneys come to the table ready to assist and stand up for the Credit Union cause which in turn assist our Credit Union members.

Pedro Quintanilla
Vice President
Enterprise Risk Management
Firefighters First

SW&M has been our trusted attorneys for well over 25 years. Not only do they have legal expertise in just about all areas of Credit Union management, but their attorneys genuinely care about our protecting our Credit Union’s interests. The SWM attorneys always feel like they are a part of the UMe Credit Union team.

Robert Einstein
UMe Credit Union