Presidential transitions often create anxiety for business leaders because of the uncertainty, but clients in the financial sector are overwhelmingly optimistic about the impending launch of the Donald J. Trump administration, according to the attorneys who represent them.

It's not that Trump's exact plans in the financial sector are significantly more predictable than in any other area, but the industry's view is that his administration will generally favor a less proactive regulatory scheme than what they've faced under President Barack Obama.

Clients are curious about the fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act law that Trump has vowed to gut, and about potential changes at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"The number one question is what is going to happen to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau," said Scott M. Pearson, a Los Angeles-based partner with Ballard Spahr LLP. "Certainly the expectation is that it will not be as active and aggressive as it has been and there will be significant deregulation of the industry," Pearson said.