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About the Firm


SW&M has unsurpassed expertise in meeting the specific needs of medium and small financial institutions, from credit unions to community banks, loan brokers to money service businesses. Our attorneys provide comprehensive transactional, regulatory, and governance counsel to financial institutions from $5 million to $30 billion in assets around the country, for every facet of their business.

As a boutique practice, SW&M gives personalized attention and quick responses to every client and matter. Our commitment to the financial services industry enables us to help our clients navigate through today’s ever-changing regulatory and compliance trends with practical, business-minded solutions.

Managing tough situations is one of our specialties—the first place you turn for quick, expert counsel in avoiding conflict and mitigating risk. When your institution finds itself in a conflict, SW&M will both advocate on your behalf and advise you about the benefits and risks of all the paths forward. We have the experience, connections, and resources to deliver the right solution to strategically manage any crisis.

Attorneys at SW&M are licensed to practice law in California, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and can assist clients with a number of federal regulatory issues.

An AV-rated law firm ranked in the top 1% of firms nationwide as rated by our peers, SW&M is known and respected in the legal and financial communities. The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers designates SW&M as a law firm demonstrating the highest professional and ethical standards.

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According to Martindale, “the AV* Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence… and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.” Click here to learn more.