On August 9, 2021, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas announced that it had awarded the coveted Five*Star Award to Fenimore Kay Harrison. Since 2002, IBAT has recognized associate members that routinely provide excellent service and innovative solutions to help community banks grow, enhance profits and gain efficiency with the Five*Star Award. To be in consideration for the Five*Star Award, an associate member must earn enough engagement points—gained through participation in IBAT and industry events, etc.—to be in the top 10 percent of its category. IBAT member banks then vote to determine the winner in each category. Criteria used to determine this year's winners included service excellence, human relationships, integrity, commitment to the community banking industry and exceptional value to the banks they serve.
three Five*Star Awards are given annually. The Firm is a past recipient of
this prestigious award in 2020, 2019 and 2016 as well. Commenting on the award, Christopher L.
Williston VI, IBAT president and chief executive officer, recognized the Firm and other associate members of IBAT for their support of community banking during the difficult year that was 2020.
Fenimore Kay Harrison is a law firm built for community banks. It specializes in providing legal services to community banks throughout the country on a full range of corporate, securities, governance, regulatory matters and M&A. All of its partners are alumni of financial institutions practice groups within large international law firms, bringing a wealth of sophisticated experience in representing financial institutions.