Watkins & Eager has an experienced team of fiduciary litigators and trust and estates lawyers with a deep understanding of banking and trust laws. We have represented individual and corporate trustees, as well as beneficiaries, charitable organizations, and executors in all types of trusts and estates litigation including: defense of trusts; choice of law issues; breach of trust, capacity, undue influence, and validity challenges; construction of governing instruments; removal of trustees; creditor claims; defaulted bond issues; and trustee compensation. Our lawyers have extensive experience in trial and appellate courts and handle every stage of litigation from pre-litigation fact review and counseling to settlement negotiations, trial, and appeal.
Our lawyers regularly represent corporate trustees in the various roles they may serve in corporate and governmental bond matters, including as indenture trustee, paying agent and/or escrow agent. We assist corporate trustees on new, existing and defaulted bond issues from drafting and reviewing documents, providing advice on construction fund draws, assisting with paying agent issues, bond insurance issues and actions upon an event of default.