Tyler Bexley is a partner at Reese Marketos LLP, where he represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex business disputes. He has tried cases to juries and judges, secured and defeated injunctions, and obtained dismissals and summary judgments for his clients.
Although he represents small and large businesses in nearly every industry, a significant portion of his practice involves the representation of community banks and their officers and directors. Tyler grew up around the banking industry. His father is a long-time community banker, and his grandfather is a banking professor and former community banker. Tyler also spent several summers working in his father’s bank. This background gives him a unique perspective into the business needs of community banks and enables him to efficiently resolve regulatory issues and litigation that banks face.
Over the last several years, Tyler has represented banks in a variety of disputes. From 2011 to 2014, he was a member of a trial team that defended a community bank officer against charges of unsafe and unsound practices brought by the OCC. Following a five-day trial, the OCC’s administrative law judge recommended complete dismissal of all charges. The Comptroller accepted the judge’s dismissal, resulting in a complete exoneration for the banker. In 2015, Tyler won summary judgment for a bank seeking to enforce the terms of a multimillion-dollar note. The borrower sought to avoid its obligation to repay a loan, claiming that the note was no longer enforceable. The court rejected the borrower’s argument and instead awarded the bank all of the relief that it was seeking, including attorneys’ fees. His experience also includes representing lenders in foreclosure lawsuits and other litigation surrounding the enforcement and collection of commercial loans. For example, in 2017, he represented a lender in a week-long trial in South Texas to enforce guaranties on a multimillion-dollar commercial loan.
For the past three years, Tyler has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, which recognizes the top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 or in practice for less than 10 years. Tyler is a member of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel and has published articles in bank trade publications, including the Independent Banker Magazine and Bankers Digest.