Electronic-banking, electronic transmission of data and electronic based payment systems are part of the modern financial world. Chapman and Cutler has developed extensive ability and experience in assisting financial institutions, payment processors and systems participants in the legal aspects of payment products and services.

We assist clients in a wide variety of activities in the areas of electronic commerce; cash management services; payment processing; electronic data interchange; merchant credit and debit card acquiring; ATM, gift, payroll and other stored value card programs; and data processing services and technology agreements.

We have developed a thorough understanding of the legal and practical aspects of acquiring and processing of debit and credit card transactions. We provide advice on UCC, NACHA, MasterCard, VISA and network rules and regulations. Clients are counseled on various laws related to commercial paper, deposits, collections and electronic funds transfers.

In addition, we provide a full range of legal services for technology agreements (hardware, software, development, maintenance and related intellectual property) and processing and outsourcing arrangements and agreements.

We have assisted clients in acquisitions and joint ventures relating to technology and transaction processing. We provide advice on a wide range of associated legal issues.

We also assist clients in developing Internet-based banking products and services.




We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
  • 6
    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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