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Relationship banking is at the core of our commitment to attorneys and law firms. Our experienced, knowledgeable bankers help you maximize your operations and financing strategies with innovative banking products and services. From cash management, attorney trust accounts, and buyout loans to mergers and acquisitions, we’re on your team.

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You benefit from our years of industry-specific experience supporting a wide range of law practices. Whether you concentrate on transactional work, litigation, intellectual property or any other specialty, we can recommend banking strategies and products to help you and your firm prosper.

  • Deposit and IOLTA accounts: We offer business checking and savings accounts and Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA), an interest-bearing account made specifically for attorneys with interest pooled to provide pro bono legal assistance funds.
  • Loans and financing: We meet financing needs based on your specialty areas and practice size, including lines of credit, real estate financing and partner buy-in or capital loans.
  • Settlement services: Rely on our years of specialized banking for law firms, claims administrators and related businesses managing class action, mass tort and bankruptcy settlements. We support all phases of the process from escrow through distribution with a single point of contact.
  • Treasury management2: Turn to us for advanced products and services to meet your entire range of money management needs, from comprehensive cash management and fraud protection to flexible and up-to-the-moment merchant services.
  • Business escrow services: Manage the operational and reputational risks associated with escrow arrangements through our accelerated onboarding process, accurate disbursements and online custom escrow portal called Bridge Bank Gateway.

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Let us focus on the business of banking while you focus on your clients. We offer deep experience with all types of practices and attorneys in small, mid-sized and large law firms. Find solutions for your firm and your clients’ accounts with our:

The bank is definitely a solid resource for firms like ours. They give us the tools to expand and grow, to reach more clients and more referral sources.

Brad Myers , Partner/Attorney THE702FIRM

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Expert counsel is at the core of our commitment to specialized banking for attorneys and law firms. We bring you years of expertise in supporting the wide range of law practices – whether yours is a major, multi-disciplinary firm or a smaller, more focused enterprise.

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5335 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89511
United States

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