Just as consolidation is a part of the fabric
of the banking industry, each of our partners has deep experience in both buy-side
and sell-side M&A transactions. Our M&A experience spans a wide range of
geographies and covers a range of transaction sizes and structures. From a cash
acquisition of a small bank by an investor group to a merger of equals between
two public companies, there are few transaction structures we have not previously
We have assisted our clients in a wide range of public and private debt and equity
offerings designed to fuel growth and enhance shareholder value. There is no
more important aspect to a growth plan than choosing the right path for raising
capital, and our comfort level and experience with every form of community bank
capital plan makes us the ideal advisor for growing community banks.
In addition to traditional governance matters, we also assist banking clients in the
corporate planning process. We advise our clients on board, management, and
shareholder succession issues, and we also give guidance on establishing a
strategic vision and plan that will satisfy regulators and also serve as a practical
roadmap to achieving corporate objectives.
Publicly-traded bank holding companies face a difficult challenge in addressing
compliance with ongoing reporting obligations. Many such organizations struggle
to address the compliance costs and management burdens imposed by SEC rules.
Our lawyers are well-versed in such requirements, facilitating more efficient
updates to prior filings.
Our attorneys have experience in a broad array of regulatory matters. Banks face
a vast array of compliance issues in each decision, be it corporate compliance,
securities law compliance, or consumer compliance. Our attorneys are trained in
each facet of compliance with the ability to consider the full field of regulatory
matters that banks face in significant transactions and routine decisions.
A close partnership can result in a powerful model for building and managing a
successful bank, but it can also lead to unique challenges as an institution evolves.
We work with our family-owned and closely-held clients to develop effective plans
for ownership continuity, management selection, and accessing liquidity for