Banking & Financial Services Law


A Complete Source of Legal Services for Financial Institutions

When it comes to financial institutions in the United States, there is a wide array of local, state, and federal regulations that govern them due to the significant impact they have on our economy. These regulations deal with everything from customer disputes and complaints against a bank to complex litigation between domestic and foreign institutions. Complying with such a vast number of regulations requires expertise at the highest level.

The banking law attorneys at Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. counsel more than 90 financial institutions doing business in Iowa. Among Iowa-based law firms, we have one of the largest teams of attorneys providing exceptional legal services to both the state's and region's community banks.

More specifically, we offer banking law assistance with everything from banking mergers to creditor's rights. Our Des Moines, Iowa-based firm is a complete source of legal services for banks and other financial institutions, bankers, and bank directors on a wide range of general legal issues.

The areas of expertise our firm is able to provide includes:

  • loan documentation and collection

  • creditors' rights

  • state and federal regulatory compliance services

  • bank mergers and acquisitions

  • branch sales and purchases

  • corporate restructuring

  • employment counsel

  • buy-sell and shareholder agreements

  • redemptions

  • capital raising

  • securities law

  • succession and strategic planning

  • new products and services

  • cash management agreements

  • intellectual-property

  • legislative services

  • enforcement actions and litigation in state and federal court

Forward Thinking

At Dickinson Law Firm, we also strive to anticipate the future needs of Iowa's financial and banking institutions and take seriously our responsibility to stay on top of banking law industry developments and communicate relevant information to our clients.

Our priority is to remain a dependable, experienced law firm that provides valuable real-world experience for those in the banking industry.

Dickinson's Banking Law Group is led by Howard Hagen, who formerly served as general counsel to the Iowa Division of Banking and currently serves as general counsel to the Community Bankers of Iowa.


Recently retired from Bankers Trust as Vice President - Senior Audit and Compliance Manager, Jeff Jungman helps clients understand the nuances of bank compliance and regulatory matters. Jeff has more than 20 years' experience as a bank regulator and holds the following certifications:

  • American Bankers Association - Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager
  • Independent Community Bankers of America - Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer
  • The SBS Institute - Certified Community Banking Security Professional
  • Conference of State Bank Supervisors - Certified Examinations Manager
  • Bank Administration Institute - Certified Bank Auditor
  • Fiduciary Training Institute - Certified Fiduciary Audit Professional
  • West Des Moines Police Department - Certified Reserve Peace Officer

Jeff worked for 12 years at Bankers Trust, Iowa's largest independent community bank. During his time there he maintained compliance, loan review programs and the regulations that must be adhered to, and accountability, monitoring, and training to ensure the highest degree of compliance.

Before joining Bankers Trust in 2004, Jeff served as Chief Bank Examiner for the state of North Dakota for three years, Market President for a regional bank in Colorado, and Assistant to the Superintendent of Banking for the state of Iowa for 17 years. Read more about Jeff here.


If you’re a financial institution looking for counsel, contact us today!

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