January General Meeting

Join us Thursday, January 10th for our first meeting of the new year, with guest speaker William “Dub” Sutherland, of Kennedy Sutherland LLP in San Antonio, discussing Opportunity Zones.  The meeting will take place at 12 noon at the McAllen Country Club, 615 Wichita Avenue.

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Mr. Sutherland’s practice is focused on general business, corporate and securities, and finance matters.  Dub represents both established and start-up private companies, financial institutions, non-bank lenders, and investment funds in day to day management and transactions as well as all phases of the business lifecycle, including formation, acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, conventional debt financing, equity and debt securities offerings, commercial negotiations and transactions, executive compensation plans, and corporate governance.

Dub has developed specialties in the areas of technology contract negotiation, fintech evaluation and partnership, blockchain and smart contracts, and cybersecurity in order to keep his clients apprised of emerging technologies and their potential application to respective business models while ensuring proper vendor management processes are in place and in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

Dub serves as outside corporate counsel for many of his clients and assists in the formulation of growth strategies and the necessary restructuring and subsidiary formation that may be required to implement those strategies. Dub provides loan structuring advice to many of his financial institution clients and non-bank lenders and efficient loan documentation services through  innovative technology and support teams.

Dub spent time early in his career in executive management positions in both the banking and manufacturing industries. He now approaches client matters with the same “owner” mentality he used while on the business side and a focus on efficient problem solving.

Other matters Mr. Dub Sutherland has handled for financial institutions:

  • Regulatory enforcement actions
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Structured finance transactions
  • Asset purchases, loan pool formation, and loan participations
  • Problem loan workouts
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Community Reinvestment Act strategy implementation