Experience

Acquisition of Community Bank and Formation of Bank Holding Company by Investor Group

Represented the principals of a financial planning and investment management company and other investors in the formation of a bank holding company to acquire and recapitalize a troubled community bank. This included providing counsel on forming the bank holding company, identifying the target, negotiating the acquisition, raising capital, and securing regulatory approvals.

Brought Charges Against Criminal Defendant in Bank Fraud Case

Coordinated interaction with federal investigative agencies and U.S. Attorney's Office to bring charges against criminal defendant that perpetrated bank fraud against victim client.  

Bank Acquisition by Mortgage Company

Represented the owner of a mortgage company in its purchase of a distressed community bank in the first acquisition of its kind involving a mortgage company. In order for the purchase to occur, the client had to undergo a corporate reorganization and establish a holding company to own the mortgage company and purchase the bank. As part of the transaction, we were able to gain approval from the Federal Reserve and other bank regulators to allow the client to gradually fold its mortgage operations into the bank over time.

Bank Acquisition with Complicated Regulatory Approval

Represented a banking corporation in its acquisition by a bank holding company after two prior attempts to sell the bank had failed due to regulatory issues. The transaction involved a complicated approval process that included negotiating a consent order with the Federal Reserve. Both the consent order and sale had to be approved by the Federal Reserve Board.