Brent M. Farley

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Brent M. Farley

Brent M. Farley or 210.610.2753

Brent provides practical guidance on regulatory, compliance, corporate and transactional matters for financial institutions. He advises banks on a wide range of issues such as bank operations, including lending, deposit taking, and new products and services. He regularly prepares and file notices and applications with regulatory agencies, and frequently speaks with federal and state agencies regarding legal issues affecting our financial institution’s clients.

Prior to Kennedy Sutherland, Brent served as legal counsel for Extraco Banks where he specialized in turning complex legal and regulatory issues into understandable, plain language advice and practical solutions to legal and regulatory problems. Among other things, Brent worked on resolving and mitigating fair lending risks, developing new banking products, delivering banking services electronically, and vetting new vendors. He has experience in many areas, including:

  • Fair Lending
  • ESIGN and electronic signatures
  • TRID
  • QM/ATR Rules
  • Consumer Lending
  • Deposits and Operations
  • Bank Secrecy Act and Anti Money Laundering
  • Wire Transfers, Checks, and Other Payments
  • Insider Lending and Regulation O
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Deceased Account Holder Issues

Before entering the legal profession Brent worked in commercial real estate lending at Zions Bank. His experience in credit analysis, servicing, and lending operations gives him a valuable perspective for delivering practical and usable advice for developing new products and resolving regulatory problems.


  • Utah State Unviersity (B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, 2009)
  • Baylor Law School (J.D., 2013)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – admitted 2013

Professional Associations

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Independent Bankers Association of Texas, Leadership Division
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel

Civic & Charitable

  • Boys Scouts of America
  • Central Texas Soccer Referees Association
  • Texas Association of Sport Officials
  • Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools


  • Marquis National Conference “Legal View of Regulatory Changes and Fair Lending Action”; April 27, 2016; Denver, CO
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