• Harold P. Reichwald

    Corporate and Finance
    Financial Services and Banking
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    Los Angeles
    Direct: 310.312.4148
    General: 310.312.4000
    Fax: 310.312.4224


    New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1962, LL.M., 1969.


    Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1957.

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    New York

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    Mr. Reichwald is a highly experienced banking and finance attorney whose career encompasses domestic and international matters for banks and specialty finance institutions.

    His experience comprises a broad range of matters including: governance matters, sophisticated financial transactions such as asset securitization, LBOs, project finance, corporate lending and restructuring; representation of a variety of domestic and foreign financial institutions before the FDIC, Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board and other bank regulatory agencies in connection with new product development, chartering new banks and branches, issues arising out of the bank examination process and enforcement actions demanded by regulatory authorities. In addition, Mr. Reichwald has counseled senior executives, boards of directors, audit committees and credit review staffs of financial institutions, including conducting special investigations on their behalf. Mr. Reichwald’s experience includes serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Crocker National Corporation and its subsidiary, Crocker National Bank.

    Mr. Reichwald has represented lenders in a wide variety of transactions throughout his career.  Included in that experience has been representing corporate trustees in both new and troubled bond issues, specialized lending work utilizing bankruptcy remote entities and other special purpose vehicles.  His work in the entertainment industry includes complex lending and securitization transactions on behalf of financiers and production companies. He also has represented lenders in project finance activities involving ventures such as electricity generation, cogeneration and alternative energy sources.

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards

    The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2016.


    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice in New York and California.

    Mr. Reichwald lectures widely on matters relating to banking and finance and, in particular, on the critical issues and challenges facing senior executives and directors of financial institutions.

    Speaking Engagements

    Panelist, “Banks in Distress - Opportunities for Real Estate Finance & Investment,” Information Forecast Inc., July 23, 2009.