THE FIRM FOR COMMUNITY BANKS

Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford, LLP represents community banks, thrifts and other financial institutions on all facets of banking, corporate and regulatory law on both a state and federal level. Our attorneys’ extensive experience in the fields of bank M&A, bank regulatory matters, securities law and corporate governance provides a solid foundation for our representation of financial institutions in a broad variety of transactions. We counsel both public and privately-held banks and other financial institutions. We have been consistently recognized as one of the top law firms in the United States in SNL Financial’s league tables for bank and thrift legal advisors, based on the number of bank M&A transactions that we work on each year.

OUR DISTINCTIVE APPROACH

We are an entrepreneurial and high performance organization whose sole mission is our clients’ success. We are committed to providing the highest quality of legal service to our clients and will go that extra mile. We approach our clients’ legal issues within the framework of their strategic, business and financial goals. We believe that lawyers should solve problems and not compound them. Our success is driven by our strategic focus as we provide legal advice in the highly complex and ever evolving bank regulatory and corporate sector. We invest in talent and technology in order to provide comprehensive legal advice in the most economical manner possible. We are tenacious in dealing with regulators and strive to think “outside the box” for innovative and effective solutions to complex legal and regulatory matters affecting our clients. We believe that clients have a right to expect the exceptional from us — in service, value, and results — and our goal is to meet or exceed that expectation on every matter for every client. We focus on how to accomplish this in the manner most appropriate to each client’s unique needs and circumstances.

OUR UNIQUE EXPERTISE AND BENCH STRENGTH

Few firms in the nation can match our depth of experience in representing community banks in corporate, securities and regulatory matters. Few firms in the nation can match our “bench strength” with the competence and number of attorneys with focused community bank representation experience. Several of our attorneys are former state and Federal regulators. We are on the “cutting edge” of bank mergers and acquisition and capital raising efforts by financial institutions which, along with our experience, enables us to anticipate issues before they become obstacles to completing a transaction. Our long-standing relationships with the regulators allows our clients access to key decision makers at the federal and state bank regulatory agencies who are responsible for approving applications and transactions. Our expertise and depth of practice means that we do not have to “reinvent the wheel” for our clients which translates into greater efficiencies and fewer execution risks in completing transactions for our clients.