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John Douglass, John Massouh, and Brandon Wing, all shareholders with practice areas in banking, financial services, and creditor’s rights, presented the revisions to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and real estate liens on June 6th to area bankers. The presentation focused on the new financing statement filling rules under Article 9 that are to take effect July 1, 2013. Massouh, Wing and Douglass also covered the ins and outs of real estate lending, focusing on commercial lending practices.

Mr. John Douglass focuses on commercial and residential real estate, mortgage lending and banking, and oil and gas law. He has more than 30 years’ experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions. During that time, he has represented buyers, sellers, lenders, borrowers and investors in the acquisition, financing and development of real estate properties. John also represents numerous builders and lenders in the construction loan process and provides document preparation services for title insurance companies throughout the Panhandle.

Mr. John Massouh has had the privilege of representing a variety of clients in areas of disputes, bankruptcies, and litigation, especially the cattle and agricultural industries. His primary focus and experience includes agricultural industry, representing financial institutions as well as feed yards, farmers, and ranchers in a variety of disputes involving debt collection, cattle care and feeding, lien disputes, and agricultural lending. John Massouh has also handled all types of bankruptcy-related litigation, representing many clients, including leading financial institutions and large publicly traded companies, in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Mr. Brandon Wing advises organizing groups on all aspects of obtaining new financial institution charters, including representation in connection with the regulatory application process, capital acquisition phase, and early stage development. He also advises financial institutions with respect to regulatory compliance matters involving the Texas Department of Banking, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board and other regulatory agencies. In addition, Brandon represents corporations and financial institutions on various corporate and securities matters, including advising issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, as well as SEC reporting and compliance matters (including annual and quarterly reports, proxy materials, and Section 16 reporting obligations).