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Garrett Fischer


St. Louis
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Garrett counsels banks, financial institutions and other businesses on a variety of tax credit, commercial transaction and regulatory issues.

Garrett has extensive experience with structuring the purchase and sale of transferable tax credits, as well as the allocation of state tax credits through sophisticated, multi-tiered project investment funds. In this area, he has analyzed and helped clients comply with the requirements of numerous state tax credit programs across the country, including credits for low-income housing, rehabilitation of historic properties, film production, and other state tax credits.

Garrett also frequently represents lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of commercial finance transactions, including secured and unsecured lending transactions, single bank and syndicated credit facilities, agricultural lending, automobile floorplan financing and employee stock loan programs. Garrett has significant experience in transactions governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, and helped draft the 2013 legislation that amended Articles 4A and 9 of Missouri's UCC.

Garrett further provides practical guidance on the myriad of federal and state lending laws and regulations impacting financial institutions, and he also frequently works with non-financial institutions on business questions related to financial regulations, including preauthorized debit payments, use of electronic signatures, licensing, and other similar issues. Garrett has been a frequent contributor to the firm's Bank Check – Financial Services Regulatory Blog.

Thompson Coburn Publications

Missouri Department of Economic Development Proposes Changes to its Historic Tax Credit Regulations

Ohio Enacts New State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program

Recent amendments to Illinois’ Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program provide clarity for investors

Key takeaways for creditors after the Supreme Court's divided ruling on spousal guarantors

UCC update: Revisions to Missouri’s UCC Articles 4A and 9


A follow-up summary of the Regulation ZZ final rule

Proposed Regulation ZZ’s LIBOR transition rules for tough legacy contracts

CFPB provides additional guidance on “Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfers”

Recent amendments to South Carolina’s low-income housing credit statute provides potential investment opportunities for financial institutions

COVID-19: When a bank loan restructure may not be a troubled debt restructuring (revised)

COVID-19: When a bank loan restructure may not be a troubled debt restructuring

New California commercial finance disclosure law adds lender compliance hurdles

FinCEN exempts certain rollovers, renewals, modifications and extensions from beneficial ownership rules

Dodd Frank rollback law provides regulatory relief for community banks – Part 2: Residential mortgage lending

New FinCEN beneficial ownership requirements for legal entity customers to become effective in May 2018


“State [of Missouri] Proposes Changes to Historic Tax Credit Regulations”
The Missouri Banker September/October 2023

"Ohio Enacts New State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program"
Client Alert August 2023

"Recent Amendments to Illinois' Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program Provide Clarity for Investors"
Client Alert July 2022

"Key Takeaways for Creditors After the Supreme Court's Divided Ruling on Spousal Guarantors"
Client Alert April 2016

"UCC Update: Overview of Revisions to Missouri’s UCC Articles 4A and 9"
Client Alert June 2013

"Overview of revisions to Missouri's UCC Articles 4A and 9"
The Missouri Banker May 2013

"The Wheatley Review of LIBOR: Final Report"
Client Alert October 2012

"Dividend Policy in an Era of Corporate Irresponsibility";
15 HOLY CROSS J.L. & PUB. POL'Y 51, 2011

"New Twists on an Old Plot: Investors Look to Avoid the Wash Sale Rule by Harvesting Tax Losses with Exchange-Traded Funds";
88 WASH. U. L. REV. 229, 2010

“Bank Check – Financial Services Regulatory Blog”
Available at https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/bank-check


“Low-Income Housing, New Markets, and Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits – An Overview” (Moderator and Presenter on State Tax Credit Considerations)
Institute for Professionals in Taxation Credits & Incentives Symposium 2023

"Federal and State Historic Tax Credits Basics"
Missouri Main Street Connection Annual Conference 2023

"Incentives in a Post-Pandemic World"
Council on State Taxation 2022

"Electronic Signatures"
Thompson Coburn CLE 2015

"Amendments to Missouri’s UCC Article 9"
Missouri Bankers Association Bank Legal Issues Conference October 2013

"Starting a Company and Achieving Financial Success"
Lindenwood University April 2013