Banking & Financial Services

At Messner Reeves, our attorneys understand that banking and financial institutions
are at the core of a thriving business and economy.

Banking & Financial Services With years of layered experience, our seasoned attorneys tackle the most challenging, complex issues with creative solutions and provide peace of mind to clients.

Through extensive counsel, experience and know-how our attorneys are at the forefront of staying up to date with industry-specific compliance obligations, complex and general transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution activities. Our experience also lends itself to the examination process in a variety of applications along with the representation of federal and state regulatory agencies. By collaboratively working alongside our full-service team, we’re able to provide clients with extensive insights into any overlap regarding litigation, insurance and so much more.

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Messner Reeves Banking & Financial Services


Securities Industry Services

Individualized, legal advice to financial advisors leaving wire houses, banks, registered investment advisory firms, and broker-dealers. Counsel related to state and federal privacy matters, transition counsel and advice, contracts and agreements, loan negotiation, FINRA Inquiries, FINRA Enforcement Actions, state regulatory agency inquiries, licensing issues, board certification appeals, arbitration strategy, succession planning, buy/sell agreements and general business and strategic growth advice.

General Counsel

Private Equity & Venture Capital, Leasing, Employment, Start-Ups, Mortgage Companies, Banks, Lenders and Lease Agreement

Regulatory & Compliance

New Securities and Banking Regulatory Compliance

Franchise License & Leasings

UCC Compliance and Franchise License

Financial Planning

Contract Negotiations


Mezzanine Lending/Finance, Due Diligence, Loan Underwriting, Leasing, Institutional Lending, Real Estate Lending and Commercial Loans

Creditor Bankruptcy

Conflict Management and Resolution

Recovery Services

Default Support, Collections, Disclosures, Conflict Management and Resolution and Workout/Recovery


Aly Jaen of Messner Reeves Receives People’s Choice, Best Marijuana Lawyer

Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to announce that Of Counsel Alyson “Aly” Jaen received Law Week Colorado’s 2022 Barrister’s Best People’s Choice award for “Best Marijuana Lawyer.” The People’s Choice award is reserved for attorneys who score highly on peer reviews within their practice area. About Law Week’s Barristers Best Awards According to Law Week, […]

Messner Reeves Welcomes Two New Associates to Orange County Office

We’re thrilled to give a warm welcome to our newest associate attorneys at our Orange County office, Lana Lukyanov and Jennifer Berneking. With an incredibly diverse background and strong experience in litigation, Lukyanov’s practice encompasses a broad range of practice areas including real estate, litigation, labor & employment, insurance defense, corporate, business litigation, and banking […]

Deanne R. Stodden Re-Elected to a Second Term on the Board of Directors for American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN)

Deanne Stodden‘s practice encompasses all areas of real estate law, business law, banking law and creditor’s rights. The majority of her legal career has focused on the representation of large and small financial institutions along with other creditors in residential and commercial foreclosures, loan workouts, deficiency actions and real estate-related litigation. Deanne has served on […]

Partner Deanne Stodden Selected as 2020 Aksel Nielsen Award Recipient

Messner Reeves partner Deanne Stodden has been selected by the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association to receive the Aksel Nielsen Award, presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding performance and commitment to the association through committee work or service on the board of directors. Deanne has been a dedicated member of the CMLA Legislative and Regulatory […]

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Amanda M. Saykes

Amanda M. Saykes


Phone: 303-623-1800

Andrew R. Welch

Andrew R. Welch

Salt Lake City

Phone: 801-683-2032

Deanne R. Stodden


Phone: 303.605.1579

Heather E. Stern

Orange County

Phone: 949.209.9555

Kimberley P. Cronin


Phone: 303.534.9343

Lawrence Balanovsky

Lawrence Balanovsky

Las Vegas

Phone: 702.339.9623

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Messner Reeves LLP
1550 Wewatta St. Suite 710
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 623-1800.