Mr. Harrison is one of the three founding partners of Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford, LLP. Mr. Harrison’s practice focuses on the corporate, securities and regulatory representation of commercial banks, thrifts, holding companies, other financial institutions and their shareholders. The primary focus of Mr. Harrison’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions of public and private financial institutions; stock and asset acquisitions for publicly-traded and private corporations; SEC reporting and compliance (including annual and quarterly reports and proxy materials and Section 16 reporting); public and private securities offerings (e.g., common stock, preferred stock, synthetic equity and trust preferred securities); establishment and relocation of bank offices; branch purchase and assumption transactions; acquisitions of bank control; acquisition and formation of non-banking subsidiaries (e.g., insurance, brokerage and non-banking activities); acquisitions of troubled financial institutions; and director and officer liability issues.
In addition, Mr. Harrison regularly advises financial institutions regarding regulatory compliance matters involving the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and state regulatory agencies.
Mr. Harrison also advises clients on strategic opportunities designed to enhance or protect shareholder value, including Subchapter S restructuring, going-private transactions, share repurchases and tender offers, charter conversions, holding company formations, expansion of existing financial lines of business, and corporate succession matters.
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Harrison was a partner of a large international law firm.
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