Partnership Stories

Banking Trailblazer

With a vision of modernizing Vermont’s banking statutes, Denise Deschenes joined forces with other legal and banking professionals to work with the Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Healthcare Administration on a recodification of Vermont’s banking and financial services law. She also chaired the Vermont Bar Association’s Interprofessional Relations-Bankers Committee, fulfilling the goal of better communication between the banking and legal professions. Denise is committed to helping financial institutions reach their goals by providing guidance on a broad range of legal, regulatory and legislative matters, including licensing and chartering, expanded activities, financial privacy, product development and documentation, electronic banking and commerce, commercial and consumer lending and leasing documentation and compliance, bank branching (including interstate branching), mergers and acquisitions, charter conversions, and financing and investment transactions.