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Acquisition of Vigilant Federal Savings Bank
Represented Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank, federal savings bank located in Baltimore, Maryland, in its acquisition of Vigilant Federal Savings more
In re R&G Financial Corporation
Represented the largest creditor (the indenture trustee for more than $325 million in indebtedness; no official creditors’ committee was appointed)

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In re Corus Bankshares, Inc.
Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Corus Bankshares, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving the holding company for

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Sale of performing loans and classified assets for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of $198 million of performing loans and classified assets, including other real estate owned, more
Issuer’s counsel in a $6.1 million initial public offering
Represented the issue in a $6.1 million public offering undertaken in connection with the mutual-to-stock conversion and holding company formation by  more
Sale of insurance agency subsidiary for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its managing general insurance agency subsidiary, Kimbrell Insurance Group, in a cash more
Sale of Insurance Agency subsidiary
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its subsidiary, First Southeast Insurance Services, Inc. to Hub International Limited in a more
Sale of classified substandard and non-performing loans for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in its bulk sale of $266 million in classified substandard and non-performing loans. more Case Study
Private equity offering for United Community Banks, Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in a $380 million private equity offering. more
Mutual to stock conversion for Eureka Bank
Represented Eureka Bank in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the related $7.6 stock offering more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel, Nicolaus & Company in public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, in a $17.1 million public offering of common stock by Atlantic Coast more
Trademark protection for Sterling National Bank
Successfully protected the STERLING NATIONAL BANK trademark by drafting a trademark infringement complaint against a competing mortgage banking more
Corporate counsel to Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company
Represented Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the more
Global investment bank liquidation *
Represented German entity of a global investment bank undergoing liquidation of a portfolio of assets totaling over $5 billion. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in $1.2 billion public offering
Represented the underwriters, led by Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.2 billion public offering by Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. more
Acquisition of Earthstar Bank by Polonia Bank
Represented Polonia Bank in acquiring certain assets and liabilities of the former Earthstar Bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as more
Acquisition of a majority interest in Bank of Virginia by private investor group
Represented a private investor group in forming a bank holding company, making a majority investment in Bank of Virginia and conducting a private more
Second step conversion for First Federal Savings Bank and related public offering
Represented First Federal Savings Bank, Monessen, PA, in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form  more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in $199 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $199 million public offering by ViewPoint Financial Group Inc. more
Mutual holding company reorganization for Fox Chase Bank
Represented Fox Chase Bank in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the related $87.1 stock more
Sale of $103 million in non-performing assets for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in its sale of $103 million in non-performing more
Investigation on behalf of special committee of board of directors into misuse of bank resources
Internal investigation for special committee of board of directors of a bank related to misuse of bank resources by executive officers, including more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $32 million private placement of common and preferred stock
Represented Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., as placement agent, in connection with the $32 million private placement of common and preferred stock more
$101 million public offering of common stock for Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.
Represented Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc., the largest bank holding company headquartered and operating in Maryland, in connection with its $101 million more
Placement agent for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $60.0 million private placement of convertible preferred stock
Represented the placement agent, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $60.0 million private placement of convertible preferred stock by Heritage Oaks  more
Represented Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Macquarie Capital (USA) in a $43.0 million private placement of common stock
Represented Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Macquarie Capital (USA) in a $43.0 million private placement of common stock by New more
Regulatory advice for major participants in the secondary mortgage market *
Advised major participants in the secondary mortgage market on the effect of an FDIC receivership or conservatorship on mortgage servicing and the more
Equity financing for Energi Holdings
Represented Energi Holdings Inc., a specialty insurance agency, in a $6.4 million round of equity financing led by a leading worldwide reinsurance more
$33.5 million public offering for Ocean Shore Holding Co. and second step mutual to stock conversion for Ocean City Home Bank
Represented Ocean City Home Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization and more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in the $11.3 million follow-on public offering of common stock
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P., in the $11.3 million follow-on public offering of common stock by Provident Financial more
Insurance agency acquisition for Aquesta Bank
Represented Aquesta Bank in acquiring a group of North Carolina insurance agencies. more
Acquisition of branch office by Advance Bank
Represented Advance Bank in its acquisition of a Baltimore branch office and related deposits from Susquehanna Bank. more
Corporate and securities matters for a Maryland financial institution
Represents a Maryland-based financial institution in a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, including its IPO and advice on public more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $28 million follow-on public offering of common stock by Smithtown Bancorp, Inc. more
Corporate and securities matters for a Maryland bank holding company
Represented a Maryland financial institution on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters beginning with the company's IPO in 1999, the more
Multiple acquisitions and public offerings for Commercial Federal Corporation
Represented Commercial Federal Corporation in its acquisition of approximately 10 banks and in connection with four underwritten public offerings of more
Corporate and securities matters for an Ohio-based financial institution
Represented an Ohio-based financial institution on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, beginning with the company's 1992 IPO and more
Acquisition of a controlling interest in a bank holding company for a private equity group
Represented a private equity group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in a South Carolina bank holding company. more
Bankruptcy case for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Assisted one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia as the secured party lender in recovery of multiple properties that served as more
Securities offering for a Pennsylvania bank pursuant to TARP
Represented a Pennsylvania bank in its issuance of preferred stock through the U.S. Treasury Department's TARP Capital Purchase Program. more
Secured credit arrangement for national mortgage originator *
Represented a national mortgage originator and servicer as borrower under a workout secured credit arrangement in severe financial straits. more
Regulatory advice for a private equity firm on an investment in a community bank *
Advised and represented an investor in a community bank on the regulatory issues associated with the purchase of shares, including control and more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $3.8 public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $3.8 million initial public offering by St. Joseph Bancorp, Inc. more
Representation of community bank and bank president in FDIC investigation
Successfully represented bank and bank president in connection with an FDIC investigation arising out of the high profile failure of a community bank. more
Regulatory enforcement advice for a federal savings bank
Advised a federal savings bank on regulatory enforcement matters. more
Issuance of preferred stock under the Capital Purchase Program by F.N.B. Corporation *
Represented F.N.B. Corporation in the issuance and subsequent repayment of preferred stock issued to the Treasury Department under the Capital more
Issuance of securities under TARP for Monument Bank
Represent Monument Bank in issuance of $4.7 million of preferred stock under the U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $11.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $11.1 million initial public offering by Hibernia Homestead Bancorp, Inc. more
Issuance of securities in the TARP Capital Purchase Program by Central Bancorp Inc.
Represented Central Bancorp Inc. in its issuance of $10.0 million of preferred stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock through its more
Issuance of securities under TARP Capital Purchase Program for a Maryland bank holding company
Represented a Maryland bank holding company in its issuance of securities under the TARP Capital Purchase Program. more
Counsel to Conneaut Savings Bank in connection with its reorganization into the mutual holding company structure
Counsel to Conneaut Savings Bank in connection with its reorganization into a three-tier federal mutual holding company structure and the election by  more
Acquisition for First Citizens National Bank
Represented First Citizens National Bank in an acquisition of a branch office, assumption of deposits and loan purchase. more
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Provident Bankshares Corp.
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in one of the earliest completed TARP transactions, the  issuance of $151.0 million of  preferred stock more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a private placement of subordinated notes
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in an $11.8 million private placement of subordinated notes by Paragon Commercial Bank. more
Mutual to stock conversion for First Savings Bank F.S.B. and IPO for First Savings Financial Group Inc.
Represented First Savings Financial Group Inc., an Indiana-based savings bank, in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $24.3 million more
Going private transaction for Gouverneur Bancorp Inc.
Advised Gouverneur Bancorp Inc., on a going private transaction through a reverse/forward stock split and related delisting from Nasdaq. more
Acquisition of State of Franklin Bancshares by Jefferson Bancshares Inc.
Represented Jefferson Bancshares Inc. in its $10.9 million acquisition of State of Franklin Bancshares Inc., the parent company of a Tennessee more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $27.5 million private placement
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in a private placement of $27.5 million of common stock issued by Smithtown Bancorp, more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for bank holding company
Represented a bank holding company on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Acquisition of Withee Bank Shares by Forward Financial Inc.
Represented Forward Financial Inc. in its $12.4 million acquisition of Withee Bank Shares Inc. more
New credit structure for national bank as buyer *
Represented a national bank as buyer in connection with an exceedingly time sensitive modification and assignment of existing repurchase credit more
Two billion dollar financial arrangement for national bank *
Represented national bank as buyer in connection with an exceedingly time sensitive two billion dollar financing arrangement with a large subsidiary more
Going private transaction for First Bancorp of Indiana Inc.
Represented First Bancorp of Indiana Inc. in connection with its going private via a cash-out reverse stock split. more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $27.7 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $27.7 public offering by Malvern Federal Bancorp, Inc. more
Multiple financings by Provident Bankshares Corporation
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in its $64.8 million private placement of convertible preferred stock and common stock and a $50 million  more Featured
Loan and security structure for nationwide gym *
Represented national retail bank as Issuing Bank in connection with a financing to extend credit to nationwide gym pursuant to a loan and security more
Formation of BlueRidge Bank
Represented the organizers of BlueRidge Bank in obtaining a bank charter from the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Institutions and federal deposit  more
Repurchase financing arrangement for global investment bank *
Represented the financing division of a global investment bank in connection with a repurchase financing arrangement to extend credit jointly to more
Preferred securities issuance pursuant to TARP
Represented Maryland financial institution in issuance of preferred securities pursuant to the U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program. more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $78.2 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $78.2 million initial public offering by Cape Bancorp, Inc. more
Executive and employee benefit matters for a Connecticut financial institution
Represented a Connecticut financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Consolidation of New York branch assets for a European-based banking organization *
Represented a pan-European banking organization on the consolidation into its New York branch of the assets of the New York branch of its subsidiary more
Favorable ruling permitting volumetric payment production in New York for a major foreign banking organization *
Represented a major foreign banking organization in obtaining an interpretation from the New York State Banking Department that permitted the bank to  more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $10.3 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $10.3 million initial public offering by William Penn Bancorp Inc. more
$105.0 million initial public offering of Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.
Represented Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc. in its $105.0 million initial public offering. more
Self tender offer by Community Financial Shares Inc.
Represented Community Financial Shares Inc. in connection with its tender offer for 9.1% of its outstanding shares of common stock. more
Formation of a Pennsylvania de novo commercial bank
Assisted with the formation of Pennsylvania de novo commercial bank and related $10 million public offering to capitalize the bank. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $192.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $192.7 million initial public offering by Northfield Bancorp, Inc. more
Mutual to stock conversion of First Federal Savings Bank and IPO for First Advantage Bancorp
Represented First Federal Savings Bank, a federally chartered savings bank headquartered in Clarksville, Tennessee, in its mutual to stock conversion  more
Acquisition of an investment advisor for Northeast Community Bank
Represented Northeast Community Bank in its acquisition of the assets of Hayden Financial Group, a registered investment advisor. more
Residential mortgage loans for national bank *
Represented national bank in its acquisition and purchase of residential mortgage loans from various originators in such diverse locations as Mexico,  more
Branch acquisition by Marshfield Savings Bank
Represented Marshfield Savings Bank in its acquisition of two branch offices and related deposits from Associated Bank. more
Underwriter's counsel in a $13.0 million public offering
Represented underwriter in a $13.0 million initial public offering by an Indiana mutual holding company done to finance a concurrent acquisition. more
Acquisition of an insurance agency by Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.
Represented Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. in its acquisition of CLA Agency Inc., an insurance agency, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. more
Second step conversion of North Penn Bank and related public offering for its holding company
Represented North Penn Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization and the more
Acquisition of a mutual cooperative bank
Represented a bank in an acquisition of a mutual cooperative bank. more
Financing agreement between bank and clothing retailer *
Represented nationwide bank as lender pursuant to a financing arrangement with a clothing retailer based in New York. more
Trust preferred offering for Fidelity Southern Corporation
Represented Fidelity Southern Corporation, one of the largest publicly traded bank holding companies based in Atlanta, Georgia, in a trust preferred more
Revolving credit loan facility for Bank of America *
Represented Bank of America in connection with $700MM syndicated, revolving credit loan facility to shopping center developer. more
Acquisition for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in a $216.5 million acquisition of Gwinnett more
Simultaneous IPO and acquisition for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.
Represented Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank in its $236 million initial public offering and its simultaneous $183 million acquisition of FMS Financial  more Featured
Equity offering for a Georgia bank
Represented a Georgia bank in an equity offering. more
Conducted internal corporate investigation for a Maryland bank
Conducted internal corporate investigation for a financial institution and negotiated a consent to the issuance of a cease and desist order with the more
Mutual holding company reorganization for Walden Federal Savings Bank and related $10.7 million IPO for Hometown Bancorp Inc.
Represented Walden Federal Savings and Loan Association in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $10.7 million initial public more
Charter purchase for a state commercial bank
Represented a state commercial bank in a charter purchase. more
Multiple acquisitions by New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York Community Bancorp Inc. in its $168.4 million acquisition of Synergy Financial Group Inc., its $260.0 million acquisition of more
$81 million acquisition of Factory Point Bancorp Inc. by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.
Represented Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., a large Massachusetts holding company, in its $81.3 million acquisition of Factory Point Bancorp Inc., more
Ponzi scheme defense for regional Georgia bank
Represented regional Georgia bank in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of a Ponzi scheme. In addition to obtaining relief from the automatic stay more
Mutual holding company reorganization for Tempo Bank and IPO for its holding company
Represented Tempo Bank, an Illinois-based federal savings institution, in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $4.1 million more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $1.1 billion public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock by TFS Financial more
$7.4 million IPO for Delanco Bancorp Inc.
Represented Delanco Bancorp Inc. in its $7.4 million initial public offering. more
Counsel to Monroe Savings Bank SLA in connection with its charter conversion *
Counsel to Monroe Savings Bank SLA in connection with its conversion from a state to a federal charter. more
$119 million acquisition of City & Suburban Financial Corporation
Represented City & Suburban Financial Corporation in its $119.1 million acquisition by Ridgewood Savings Bank in a transaction that involved more Featured
MJCM LLC v. United Community Banks Inc. (commercial litigation in Texas federal court and before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)
The firm served as lead counsel for United Community Banks, Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in a million dollar more
Acquisition of Senator Bank by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank, a Maryland-based federally chartered savings bank, in its acquisition of Senator Bank, a Maryland-chartered bank, in a more
Acquisition of Golden Prague SL&A by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank, a Maryland-based federal savings bank, in its acquisition of Golden Prague Federal Savings and Loan Association, more
Issuance of $6.3 million of trust preferred securities for Central Bancorp, Inc.
Represented Central Bancorp, Inc. in its issuance of $6.3 million of trust preferred securities in a pooled trust preferred securities offering. more
Public self-tender offer for regional Georgia bank
Represented regional Georgia-based bank holding company in connection with its public self-tender offer. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Polonia Bank and initial public offering by Polonia Bancorp
Represented Polonia Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $14.9 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $121.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $121.7 million initial public offering by Oritani Financial Corp. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $25.3 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $25.3 million initial public offering by MSB Financial Inc. more
$395 million acquisition of Costal Financial Corporation
Represented Coastal Financial Corporation in its $395.1 million dollar acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Acquisition of a title company
Represented Bradford Bancorp Inc. in the acquisition of a title company. more
Strategic acquisition for New England Bancshares Inc.
Represented New England Bancshares, Inc., a savings and loan holding company, in its $25.9 million acquisition of First Valley Bancorp, Inc., more
Corporate reorganization of Marshfield Savings Bank
Represented Marshfield Savings Bank in its reorganization from the mutual form of organization to the mutual holding company form of organization. more
Initial public offering for First Federal Bancshares Inc.
Represented First Federal Savings Bank, a mutual savings bank, in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $22.4 million initial public more
Holding company reorganization for a Massachusetts financial institution
Represented a Massachusetts financial institution in its reorganization into a holding company. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Fox Chase Bank and IPO for Fox Chase Bancorp Inc.
Represented Fox Chase Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $64.0 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Acquisition of Bay Net Financial Inc. by Sterling Financial Corp.
Represented Bay Net Financial Inc. in its $22.8 million acquisition by Sterling Financial Corp. in Pennsylvania. more
Branch acquisition for Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank in assumption of $6.5 million of bank branch deposits. more
Divesture of a property portfolio for a European investment bank
The firm served as lead counsel in representing an investment bank in the divesture of  a property portfolio. more
Mutual to stock conversion and related $68.9 million IPO by Chicopee Savings Bank
Represented Chicopee Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $68.9 million initial public offering by its newly formed holding  more
Second step conversion of Bank Liberty and related $28.1 million initial public offering for Liberty Bancorp Inc.
Represented Bank Liberty in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization and the more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Northeast Community Bank and related IPO for its holding company
Represented Northeast Community Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $59.5 million initial public offering by its newly more
Acquisition of Valley Bancorp, Inc. by Bradford Bancorp Inc.
Represented Bradford Bancorp Inc. in its $9.6 million acquisition of Valley Bancorp Inc., Hunt Valley, Maryland. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $98.2 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $98.2 million initial public offering by Roma Financial Corp. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $10.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $10.7 million initial public offering by Seneca-Cayuga Bancorp Inc. more
Mutual to stock conversion and IPO of Newport Federal Savings Bank
Represented Newport Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $45.2 million initial public offering by its newly public more
$20 million acquisition of First Federal Bancorporation
Represented First Federal Bancorporation in its $20.3 million acquisition by Great River Holding Company. more
Trust preferred offering for Georgia-based bank
Represented local Georgia-based bank in connection with its trust preferred offering. more
$39 million acquisition of ES&L Bancorp Inc.
Represented ES&L Bancorp, Inc. in its $39.0 million acquisition by Community Bank System Inc., DeWitt, NY

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Acquisition of Home Building Bancorp by First Bancorp of Indiana Inc.
Represented First Bancorp of Indiana Inc. in its $11.3 million acquisition of Home Building Bancorp Inc. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of United Community Bank and IPO for United Community Bancorp
Represented United Community Bank, a southern Indiana savings bank, in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $36.5 million more
Public offering of common stock by Pulaski Financial Corp
Represented Pulaski Financial Corp. in a $15.3 million follow-on public offering of common stock. more
Establishment for U.S. subsidiaries for HSH Nordbank AG *
Advised and represented HSH Nordbank AG in connection with the planning and regulatory approval process to establish a U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary,  more
Acquisition of Florida Savings Bank
Represented Florida Savings Bank in its acquisition by Commercebank, NA, a Coral Gables, Florida bank holding company through a purchase and more
Employee benefits matters for an Illinois financial institution
Represented an Illinois financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including implementation of arrangements in more
Tender offer for a holding company
Represented a holding company in a tender offer. more
Acquisition of 1st State Bancorp by Capital Bank Corp.
Represented 1st State Bancorp, Inc. in its $114.6 million acquisition by Capital Bank Corp., Raleigh, North Carolina. more
Acquisition of nine trusts for HSH Nordbank AG *
Advised and represented HSH Nordbank AG in connection with the acquisition by nine trusts advised by J.C. Flowers & Co. of 26 percent of the more
Second step conversion for Enfield Federal Savings Bank and related $30.8 million IPO for New England Bancshares Inc.
Represented Enfield Federal Savings Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of more
Mutual holding company reorganization and public offering for Equitable Bank
Represented Equitable Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $14.2 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in its $12.5 million acquisition of a Georgia bank. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $516.3 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $516.3 million initial public offering by Investors Bancorp, Inc. more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in its $36 million acquisition of a bank located in Conyers, Georgia. more
Multiple transactions for Pulaski Financial Corp.
Represented Pulaski Financial Corp. in its acquisition of CWE Bancorp Inc., St. Louis, Missouri and its acquisition of a Kansas City branch office more
Going private merger for a Georgia bank
Represented a Georgia-based bank in connection with its going private merger. more
Private equity offering for a Georgia bank holding company
Represented a Georgia bank holding company in a private equity offering. more
Acquisition of Heritage Co-operative Bank
Represented Heritage Co-operative Bank in its acquisition by Salem Five Cents Savings Bank in a merger of two mutual institutions. more
Acquisition of Long Island Financial Corp. by New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented Long Island Financial Corp. in its $69.8 million acquisition by New York Community Bancorp Inc. more
Formation and capitalization of a North Carolina commercial bank
Represented the organizers of a de novo North Carolina bank, which specializes in lending to venture capital-backed businesses, in obtaining a more Featured
Mutual holding company formation by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank in the formation of a mutual holding company and a mid-tier stock holding company. more
Going private reverse stock split for regional Georgia bank holding company
Represented regional Georgia bank holding company in connection with its going private reverse stock split. more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $20.8 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $20.8 million initial public offering by Colonial Bankshares, Inc. more
Going private transaction for a Georgia bank holding company
Represented a Georgia bank holding company in a going private reverse stock split transaction. more
Acquisition of Northwood Savings Bank by Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank
Represented Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank in its acquisition of Northwood Savings Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a merger of two mutual more
$177.5 million acquisition of EFC Bancorp, Inc.
Represented EFC Bancorp, Inc. in its $177.5 million acquisition by MAF Bancorp Inc. more
Acquisition of PCB Holding Company
Represented PCB Holding Company in its $6.7 million acquisition by German American Bancorp, Inc. more
$29.8 million IPO for FedFirst Financial Corporation
Represented FedFirst Financial Corporation in $29.8 million initial public offering. more
Underwriter's counsel for Ryan Beck & Co. in a $17.0 million initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Ryan Beck & Co., in the $17.0 million initial public offering by First Federal of North Michigan Bancorp. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in the $5.6 million initial public offering by OC Financial Inc. more
Acquisition of Westerly Savings Bank by Newport Federal Savings Bank
Represented Newport Federal Savings Bank in its acquisition of Westerly Savings Bank, Westerly, Rhode Island, in a merger of two mutual savings banks. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $56.5 public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $56.5 million initial public offering by Prudential Bancorp, Inc. of more
Mutual holding company reorganization and simultaneous IPO and acquisition for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Hazard
Represented First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Hazard in its mutual holding company reorganization, the related $21.3 million initial more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank and $11.9 million IPO for BV Financial Inc..
Represented Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $11.9 million initial public offering by more
Employee benefits counseling for financial institution *
Represented a financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters in connection with its acquisition. more
Defense of enforcement action against a federal branch of a foreign bank *
Represented a federal branch of a foreign bank in an enforcement proceeding under the Bank Secrecy Act brought by the Office of the Comptroller of more
Private placement and related going private transaction for First Southern Bancshares Inc.
Represented First Southern Bancshares Inc., an Alabama financial institution, in its tender offer, private placement of common stock and related more
$224.1 million acquisition of FFLC Bancorp Inc. by Colonial BancGroup, Inc.
Represented FFLC Bancorp, Inc. in its $224.1 million acquisition by Colonial BancGroup, Inc. more
$38 million public offering for Ocean Shore Holding Company
Represented Ocean Shore Holding Company in its $38 million initial public offering. more
Acquisition of Woronoco Bancorp, Inc. by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.
Represented Woronoco Bancorp Inc. in its $144.5 million acquisition by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $13.4 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $13.4 million initial public offering by SFSB, Inc. more
$98.7 million acquisition of Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp. in its $98.7 million acquisition by KNBT Bancorp, Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Pennsylvania financial institution
Represented a Pennsylvania financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Dissolution through going-private transaction for securities bank
Represented securities bank in dissolution through going-private transaction. more
Acquisition of Canisteo Valley Corp.
Represented Canisteo Valley Corp. in its $6.8 million acquisition by Northern Corp. in Wellsboro, PA. more
Underwriter's counsel for Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. Inc.
Represented underwriter Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. Inc. in the $58.2 million initial public offering by Atlantic Coast Federal Corporation. more
Acquisition of Lawrence Financial Holdings Inc. by Oak Hill Financial Inc.
Represented Lawrence Financial Holdings Inc. in its $16.0 million acquisition by Oak Hill Financial Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $9.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $9.1 million initial public offering by Roebling Financial Corp. Inc. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Naugatuck Savings and Loan and related IPO for its holding company
Represented Naugatuck Savings and Loan in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $32.7 million initial public offering by its more
Mutual holding company reorganization and initial public offering for SI Financial Group, Inc.
Represented Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $50.3 million initial public more
$50 million private placement of trust preferred capital securities by Columbia Bank
Represented Columbia Bank in the private placement of $50.0 million of trust preferred capital securities by its mid-tier stock savings and loan

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Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $148.8 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $148.8 million initial public offering by Partners Trust Financial Group, Inc. more
Disposition of assets for a banking technology company
Represented a banking technology company in a disposition of substantially all of its assets. more
Represented a New England bank holding company in the sale of a trust company
Represented a New England financial institution in the sale of its majority share in a trust company. more
$195 million acquisition of BostonFed Bancorp Inc. by Banknorth Group, Inc.
Represented BostonFed Bancorp Inc. in its $195 million acquisition by Banknorth Group, Inc. more
Self-tender offer for First Federal Bancshares Inc.
Represented First Federal Bancshares Inc in connection with its $18.8 million self-tender offer, conducted in the form of a modified Dutch auction more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in its $24.5 million acquisition of a bank holding company located in more
Acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc. by Provident Community Bancshares Inc.
Represented Provident Community Bancshares Inc. in its $9.6 million acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc., Winnsboro, South more
Underwriter's counsel in a $39.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter in a $39.7 million initial public offering by a New York savings bank holding company. more
Acquisition of Westview Savings Bank by Suburban Federal Savings Bank
Represented Suburban Federal Savings Bank in its acquisition of Westview Savings Bank, in a merger of mutual savings banks. more
$50 million acquisition of Dutchfork Bancshares Inc.
Represented Dutchfork Bancshares Inc. in its $50.0 million acquisition by First Community Corp. of Lexington, South Carolina. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Clifton Savings Bank SLA and IPO by newly formed holding company
Represented Clifton Savings Bank SLA in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $137.4 million initial public offering by its newly  more
Acquisition for a Georgia financial institution
Represented a Georgia financial institution in its $9.9 million acquisition of a bank in Worth County, Georgia. more
Real estate investment trust and private placement advice for a Maryland financial institution
Advised a Maryland financial institution on formation of real estate investment trusts and related preferred stock private placements. more
Multiple public offerings for New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York Community Bancorp Inc. in multiple financings, including its initial public offering,  three follow-on public stock offerings more Featured
$27.0 million acquisition of HCB Bancshares Inc. by Rock Bancshares, Inc.
Represented HCB Bancshares Inc. in its $27.0 million acquisition by Rock Bancshares Inc. more
Holding company formation for a Georgia bank
Represented a Georgia-based bank in connection with its formation of a holding company. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $202.0 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $202.0 million initial public offering by KNBT Bancorp, Inc. more
Multiple acquisitions for Provident Bankshares Corporation
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in multiple acquisitions and dispositions, including its $330 million acquisition of Southern Financial more
Acquisition of Oklahoma bank by Kansas-based financial institution
Represented a Kansas-based financial institution in its acquisition of an Oklahoma-based national bank. more
$460 million acquisition of FirstFed America Bancorp Inc.
Represented FirstFed America Bancorp Inc. in its $460.1 million acquisition by Webster Financial Corp. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $8.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $8.7 million initial public offering by Flatbush Federal Bancorp, Inc. more
Branch sale for First Federal Bank
Represented First Federal Bank in the sale of its Mt. Sterling, Illinois branch and $6.9 of related deposits to Beardstown Savings. more
Acquisition of MSB Financial, Inc. by Monarch Community Bancorp, Inc.
Represented Monarch Community Bancorp, Inc. in its $24.8 million acquisition of MSB Financial, Inc., Marshall, MI. more
$66 million IPO for Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. and second step mutual to stock conversion for Jefferson Federal Bank
Represented Jefferson Federal Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization more
Compensation advice for a Connecticut financial institution
Advised a Connecticut financial institution in connection with executive and equity compensation matters. more
$616.9 million acquisition of Connecticut Bancshares Inc. by New Haven Savings Bank
Represented Connecticut Bancshares Inc. in connection with its $616.9 million acquisition by New Haven Savings Bank. more
Acquisition of Sun America Mortgage Corporation
Represented Sun America Mortgage Corporation, a private mortgage broker, in its acquisition by SunTrust Bank. more
Acquisition of a financial institution
Represented a bank holding company in its acquisition by a bank holding company located in Ft. Meyers, FL. more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in its $42.0 million acquisition of a bank holding company located in more
$10.6 million acquisition of NS&L Bancorp Inc.
Represented NS&L Bancorp Inc. in its $10.6 million acquisition by an investor group. more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $2.6 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $2.6 million initial public offering by Rantoul First Bank, S.B. more
Acquisition of Sequoia Bancshares Inc. *
Represented Sequoia Bancshares Inc. in its $110.7 million acquisition by United Bankshares Inc., Parkersburg, West Virginia. more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in its $29.0 million acquisition of a bank holding company located in Lenoir  more
$46 million acquisition of Security Financial Bancorp Inc.
Represented Security Financial Bancorp Inc. in its $46.0 million acquisition by Standard Bancshares Inc., Hickory Hills, Illinois. more
Regulatory approvals related to formation of Mizuho Financial Group Inc. *
Represented Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. in obtaining U.S. federal and state regulatory approvals related to the formation of a top-tier holding more
Acquisition of Windsor Locks Community Bank for New England Bancshares Inc.
Represented New England Bancshares, Inc., a publicly held mutual holding company,  in its acquisition of Windsor Locks Community Bank, a mutual more
Acquisition of Bay State Bancorp Inc. by Seacoast Financial Services Corp.
Represented Bay State Bancorp Inc. in its $126 million acquisition by Seacoast Financial Services Corp. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Delanco Federal Savings Bank *
Represented Delanco Federal Savings Bank in its reorganization from the mutual form of organization to the mutual holding company form of more
Public offering of senior notes for Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented Roslyn Bancorp Inc., a New York-based financial institution, in a $114.8 million public offering of senior notes. more
Acquisition of Crown Bank NA through a joint venture
Represented Crown Bank NA in connection with its acquisition by a joint venture between Caixa Geral de Depositos, S.A., Portugal and certain more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $5.6 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $5.6 million initial public offering by OC Financial Inc. more
$11.3 million acquisition for First Capital Inc.
Represented First Capital Inc. in its $11.3 million acquisition of Hometown Bancshares Inc., an Indiana bank holding company. more
Public offering of common stock for local Georgia bank
Represented local Georgia bank in connection with its issuance of $5 million of common stock in a public offering. more
$72.2 million remutualization acquisition of West Essex Bancorp Inc.
Represented West Essex Bancorp Inc. in its $72.2 million remutualization and acquisition by Kearney Financial Corporation, Kearney, New Jersey. more
Acquisition of American Bank of Connecticut by American Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented American Financial Holdings Inc. in its $154.0 million acquisition of American Bank of Connecticut, Waterbury, Connecticut. more
Employee benefits services for a Connecticut-based financial institution
Represented a Connecticut-based financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
$10 million private placement transaction for FirstFed America Bancorp Inc.
Represented Firstfed America Bancorp Inc. in its private placement of $10.0 million of its common stock to accredited investors. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Enfield Savings Bank and related IPO for its holding company
Represented Enfield Federal Savings Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $9.2 million initial public offering by its more
Acquisition of title insurance company
Represented a New Jersey savings bank in its acquisition of a title insurance company. more
Acquisition of Massachusetts Fincorp Inc. by Abington Bancorp Inc.
Represented Massachusetts Fincorp Inc. in its acquisition by Abington Bancorp Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $6.8 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $6.8 million initial public offering by Mt. Troy Savings Bank. more
Rights offering of convertible trust preferred securities for Greater Atlantic Financial Corp.
Represented issuer, Greater Atlantic Financial Corp., in $9.6 million rights offering of convertible trust preferred securities. more
Acquisition of Pulaski Bancorp Inc.
Represented Pulaski Bancorp, Inc. in its $64.3 million acquisition by Kearney Financial Corp., Kearney, New Jersey. more
Trust preferred securities offering for New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York Community Bancorp Inc. in connection with its redemption of $80.0 of trust preferred securities and subsequent issuance of more
Public offering of senior notes for Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented Roslyn Bancorp Inc., a New York-based financial institution, in a $75 million public offering of senior notes. more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in an initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $4.8 million initial public offering by City Savings Financial Corp. more
Acquisition of People's Bancshares by FirstFed America Bancorp Inc.
Represented FirstFed America Bancorp Inc., a Massachusetts financial institution, in its $73.0 million acquisition of People's Bancshares Inc., a more
$48 million private placement of subordinated debentures by Columbia Bank
Represented Columbia Bank in private placement of $48.0 million in subordinated debentures.  more
Acquisition of Hamilton Bancorp MHC
Represented Hamilton Bancorp MHC, a private mutual holding company, in its acquisition by another mutual holding company. more
$127.6 million acquisition of SouthBanc Shares Inc.
Represented SouthBanc Shares Inc. in its $127.6 million acquisition by National Commerce Financial Corp. more
$735.4 acquisition of American Financial Holdings Inc. by Banknorth Group, Inc.
Represented American Financial Holdings Inc. in its $735.4 million acquisition by Banknorth Group, Inc.
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Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $5.2 million initial public offering
Represented Trident Securities, the underwriter, in the $5.2 million initial public offering by First BancTrust Corporation. more
Acquisition for Connecticut Bancshares Inc.
Represented Connecticut Bancshares Inc. in connection with its $112.3 million acquisition of First Federal SLA of East Hartford, Connecticut.  more
$175.5 million acquisition of Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc.
Represented Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc. in its $175.5 acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Public offering of convertible debt securities for Florida Savings Bancorp Inc.
Represented Florida Savings Bancorp, a thrift holding company, in its public offering of convertible subordinated debentures. more
Mutual to stock conversion for Lawrence Federal Savings Bank and the related initial public offering for Lawrence Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented Lawrence Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $7.8 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Acquisition of Ridgewood Financial, Inc. by Boiling Springs Bancorp
Represented Boiling Springs Bancorp, a federally-chartered, non-public, mutual holding company, in its acquisition of Ridgewood Financial Inc., a more
Private placement of trust preferred securities by BostonFed Bancorp Inc.
Represented BostonFed Bancorp Inc. in a private placement of trust preferred capital securities and the subsequent SEC registered exchange offering. more
$102 million acquisition of FirstSpartan Financial Corp.
Represented FirstSpartan Financial Corp. in its $102.1 million acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Acquisition of Delphos Citizens Bancorp Inc. by United Bancshares Inc.
Represented Delphos Citizens Bancorp Inc. in its $21.0 million acquisition by United Bancshares Inc., Columbus Grove, OH. more
Mutual to stock conversion of Newberry Federal Savings Bank and $15.6 million IPO for Dutchfork Bancshares Inc.
Represented Newberry Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $15.6 million initial public offering by its newly formed  more
Mutual to stock conversion and $71 million IPO for Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.
Represented Berkshire Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $71.1 million initial public offering by its newly formed holding more
Bank acquisition by Greater Atlantic Financial Corp.
Represented Greater Atlantic Financial Corp. in its $1.1 million acquisition of Dominion Savings Bank, FSB, Front Royal, VA. more
$23.7 million acquisition by Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp. in its $23.7 million acquisition of Security of Penn. Financial Corp., Hazelton, Pennsylvania. more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $5.6 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $5.6 million initial public offering by First Federal of Olathe Bancorp, Inc. more
Mutual to stock conversion of Savings Bank of Manchester and IPO for Connecticut Bancshares Inc.
Represented Savings Bank of Manchester in connection with its mutual to stock conversion and the related $104 million initial public offering by its more
$77 million acquisition of Heritage Bancorp Inc. by SouthBanc Shares Inc.
Represented Heritage Bancorp Inc. in its $77.0 million acquisition by SouthBanc Shares Inc. more
Mutual to stock conversion for Security Financial Bank and IPO for Security Financial Bancorp Inc.
Represented Security Financial Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $19.4 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Mutual to stock conversion and IPO of American Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented American Savings Bank in its mutual-to-stock conversion and the related $267.3 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
$25 million acquisition of CNS Bancorp, Inc.
Represented CNS Bancorp Inc. in its $25.2 million dollar acquisition by Exchange National Bancshares Inc. more
De novo bank formation and related private placement offering for Florida Savings Bancorp Inc.
Represented the organizers of Florida Savings Bank in its de novo formation and related private placement offering of $5.0 million by its newly more
$352.6 million acquisition of Reliance Bancorp Inc. by North Fork Bancorporation
Represented Reliance Bancorp, Inc. in its $352.6 million acquisition by North Fork Bancorporation, Melville, New York. more
Mutual to stock conversion and IPO for Indian Village Bancorp Inc.
Represented Indian Village Community Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $4.5 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Reorganization of Pulaski Savings Bank
Represented Pulaski Savings Bank in its holding company reorganization and formation of its newly formed mid-tier holding company, Pulaski Bancorp more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $15.8 million initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $15.8 million initial public offering by First Deposit Bancshares, Inc. more
$13.9 million acquisition for First Capital Inc.
Represented First Capital Inc. in its $13.9 million acquisition of HCB Bancorp., an Indiana bank holding company. more
Acquisition of SGV Bancorp Inc. by IndyMac Mortgage Holdings Inc.
Represented SGV Bancorp Inc. in its $58.6 million acquisition by IndyMac Mortgage Holdings Inc., Pasadena, California. more
$32 million acquisition of Fulton Bancorp Inc.
Represented Fulton Bancorp, Inc., a savings and loan holding company, in its $31.7 million acquisition by Central Bancompany, Inc., a Jefferson City,  more
$31 million acquisition of MBLA Financial Corporation
Represented MBLA Financial Corporation in its $31.2 million acquisition by Citizens Bancshares Company, Chillicothe, MO. more
Mutual to stock conversion of First Federal Savings Bank and IPO for First Bancorp of Indiana Inc.
Represented First Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $22.7 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Mutual to stock conversion by Palmyra Federal Savings Bank and related IPO
Represented Palmyra Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $5.6 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Mutual to stock conversion and $55 million IPO for Woronoco Bancorp Inc.
Represented Woronoco Savings Bank in connection with its mutual to stock conversion and the related $55.5 million initial public offering by its more
Acquisition of Bayonne Bancshares, Inc. by Richmond County Financial Corp.
Represented Richmond County Financial Corp. in its $173.0 million acquisition of Bayonne Bancshares, Inc., Bayonne, N.J. more
Acquisition of Ironbound Bankcorp by Richmond County Financial Corp.
Represented Richmond County Financial Corp. in its acquisition of Ironbound Bankcorp, N.J., Newark, N.J. more
Mutual to stock conversion of South Jersey S&LA and IPO for South Jersey Financial Corp.
Represented South Jersey Savings and Loan Association in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $35.1 million initial public offering by its more
Mutual to stock conversion of Security Savings and Loan and initial public offering for Security of Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Security Savings and Loan Association of Hazleton in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $15.8 million initial public offering  more
Mutual to stock conversion of Fredericksburg Savings Bank and IPO for Virginia Capital Bancshares, Inc.
Represented Fredericksburg Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $105.6 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Mutual holding company reorganization of West Essex Bank and IPO for West Essex Bancorp Inc.
Represented West Essex Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $17.7 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Merger of Progressive Bank Inc. with Hudson Charter Bancorp Inc.
Represented Progressive Bank Inc. in merger of equals with Hudson Charter Bancorp, Inc. more
Acquisition of TR Financial Corp. for $1.1 billion by Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York-based Roslyn Bancorp Inc., in  its $1.1 billion acquisition of TR Financial Corp., a  New York financial institution. more
Mutual to stock conversion and initial public offering for Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented First Federal Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $64.3 million initial public offering by its newly formed holding more
$50 million offering of capital securities for WSFS Financial Corporation
Represented WSFS Financial Corporation in $50 million offering of floating rate capital securities. more
Acquisition of American Bancshares, Inc. by Community Financial Corporation
Represented Community Financial Corporation in its acquisition of American Bancshares, Inc. more
$28.4 million initial public offering by Westwood Homestead Financial Corporation
Represented Westwood Homestead Financial Corporation in its $28.4 million initial public offering. more
Represented LFS Bancorp in its acquisition by Great Financial Bank of Kentucky.
Represented LFS Bancorp in its acquisition by Great Financial Bank of Kentucky. more
Represented a publicly traded bank and its Board of Directors
Served as lead counsel in representing a publicly traded bank and its Board in action alleging breach of fiduciary duty arising out of removal of an more
Harrison and Ohri v. TrustAtlantic Bank and Kinder v. Southern Community Bank And Trust *
Acted as lead counsel in putative class action cases alleging violation of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act regarding signage on ATM machines. The more
Bennett v. Lending Solutions Inc. *
Acted as national counsel (through local counsel) for Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. and Lending Solutions, Inc. in a case alleging fraudulent inducement and more
Directors and officers litigation for state-chartered banks
Successfully represented former directors and officers of state-chartered banks in litigation brought by the FDIC as receiver. The matters settled more
Defended lending discrimination charges for state-chartered bank
Successfully represented state-chartered bank in defense of fair lending discrimination charges. more
Barker v. CMH Homes, Inc. et al. *
Acted as lead counsel in a case involving an issue of whether arbitration conflicts with the Bankruptcy Code. The bankruptcy court held that more
Arbitration for a National Bank and Investment Services Company *
Acted as lead counsel to a national bank and investment services company in a two-week hearing before an American Arbitration Association neutral on more
Dijkstra v. Home Loan Center d/b/a LendingTree Loans, et al.
Serving as lead class counsel (through local counsel) for LendingTree in a West Virginia case alleging the unauthorized practice of law in the more
Smith v. GMAC Mortgage, LLC, et al. *
Served as co-class counsel in a putative class action case alleging improper handling of an escrow account and improper forced placement of hazard more
IPO of Square 1 Financial, Inc.
Represented Square 1 Financial and selling shareholders in connection with Square 1’s initial public offering. more
$369M stock merger for United Financial Bancorp Inc.
Representing United Financial Bancorp Inc., a large holding company located in Massachusetts, in its $369 million stock merger with Rockville more
Moore v. Wells Fargo Bank *
Served as lead litigation counsel (through local counsel) in a case against Wells Fargo pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the more
Acquisition of Dwyer-Curlett Co., Inc.
Represented BB&T Corp. subsidiary Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC in the acquisition of Dwyer-Curlett Co. and its three offices in southern more
Negotiation of arena naming rights
Negotiated a multi-million dollar naming rights deal for the 10,000-seat arena at the University of Central Florida (the second-largest university in  more
Wrongful foreclosure litigation
Defended BB&T against claims of “wrongful foreclosure” and a preliminary injunction related to BB&T’s foreclosure on residential real more
Litigation for lender on a $17 million loan
Represented lender in federal and state courts in several related proceedings concerning a $17 million loan. Prevailed in bench trial on lender’s more
$51.2 million merger between Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. and HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.
Represented Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. based in Morristown, TN in a merger with HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. based in Asheville, NC. The firm counseled  more
$54.8 million merger between Central Bancorp, Inc. and Independent Bank Corporation
Represented Central Bancorp, Inc. based in Somerville, MA in a $54.8M transaction with Independent Bank Corporation based in Rockland, MA. The firm more
Brown v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. *
Served as lead litigation and bankruptcy counsel for Wells Fargo in a case alleging the improper force-placement of insurance.  Mr. Dowdy more
Wright v. First Carolina State Bank *
Served as national counsel (through local counsel) for First Carolina State Bank in shareholder action pending in West Virginia alleging that the more
Manning, Clendenin, and Shelton v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. *
Acted as national counsel for cases involving alleged breaches of contract and violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. The  more
Tant v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. *
Served as lead litigation counsel in a case alleging breach of contract for failure to have a dedicated servicing representative interface with more
Mansfield v. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. et al., and Blevins v. Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. et al. *
Obtained orders compelling arbitration of claims against lenders and loan servicers. In the Blevins case (handled through local counsel), the more
Down v. Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. *
Served as lead national counsel (through local counsel) in a case alleging fraud based on the manner in which a lender was disclosed on a Good Faith more
McFadden v. Federal National Mortgage Association, et al. *
Served as national co-counsel for Flagstar Bank and Fannie Mae in proceedings before the United States District Court for the Western District of more
Insurance coverage litigation for holding company, directors, and officers of failed bank under FDIC receivership
Represented and successfully settled insurance coverage litigation for certain former directors and officers of a failed bank, and the bank’s holding  more
Litigation regarding alleged fraud in real estate transactions
Defended BB&T against claims for fraudulent concealment and unfair and deceptive trade practices related to funding it provided for real estate more
Wolfe v. Greentree Mortgage Corporation and America’s Servicing Company *
Served as lead national counsel (though local counsel) for America’s Servicing Company in a case alleging unconscionable inducement of a mortgage more
Capparelli v. AmeriFirst Home Improvement Finance Company *
Served as counsel for the lender defendants in an action brought by borrowers against lender, loan officer, contractor, contractor's corporation and more
James v. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. *
Served as lead litigation counsel for lender and loan servicer in a case involving allegations that the lender lacked a reasonable and good faith more
Wittenberg v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. et al. *
Served as lead national counsel for Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Bank of America, and MERS (through local counsel) in the proceedings before the United more
Complex litigation for state-chartered bank
Successfully represented state-chartered bank in complex litigation arising out of a multi-million dollar participation agreement. more
Investigations and civil lawsuits for former directors and officers
Representing former directors and officers in numerous investigations and civil lawsuits brought by the FDIC as receiver for failed financial more
In re Nexity Financial Corp.
Represent indenture trustee of trust preferred securities in bankruptcy of bank holding company. In re Nexity Financial Corp., No. more
In re Maxim Integrated Products Inc. MDL
Defending Union Bank, N.A. in patent litigation relating to Union Bank’s Mobile Banking App. Maxim Integrated Prod. Inc. v. Union Bank N.A more
Class action lawsuit for major banking company
Represented a major banking industry employer in a class action on behalf of sales employees (approximately 2,000) claiming company violated more
$300 million merger between First Financial Holdings, Inc. and SCBT Financial Corporation
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in a merger with SCBT Financial Corporation. The $300 million transaction combines two of South Carolina’s  more Case Study
Complex business litigation for lender in multiple proceedings
Represented lender in multiple proceedings in state and federal courts regarding a mixed-use development securing $60 million in senior and junior more
Public offering of common stock by Northfield Bancorp, Incorporated
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O' Neill & Partners, L.P., in a $355.6 million public offering of common stock by Northfield Bancorp, Inc. more Featured
Litigation against borrower and guarantor of $5.5 million loan
Represented lender in connection with state and federal lawsuits in disputes against a borrower and guarantor over a $5.5 million loan.  more
$86.2M all-stock acquisition for United Financial Bancorp Inc.
Represented United Financial Bancorp, Inc., a large holding company located in Massachusetts, in its $86.2 million all-stock acquisition of New more
$35M merger transaction
Represented the seller in a $35 million stock and cash acquisition of a Southeastern bank by an affiliated publicly traded bank holding company. more
Assisted credit unions in the making of commercial real estate loans
Assisted North Carolina and Virginia-based credit unions in the origination and closing of commercial real estate loans across the country, in more
Sale of troubled bank
Represented a troubled Western bank in its sale by its highly leveraged holding company to a private equity investor group who recapitalized the bank. more
Trust preferred securities for a mid-Atlantic bank
Represented a mid-Atlantic bank holding company in connection with the exchange of trust preferred securities for common stock. more
Corporate and securities matters for a mid-Atlantic bank holding company
Represented a mid-Atlantic bank holding company in connection with a variety of matters, including a rights offering and a private placement to more
Autoscribe Corp. et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. et al.
Defended against Autoscribe Corporation and Pollin Patent Licensing, LLC, a financial services and payment processor company, in a patent more
Internal investigation for a bank in response to an OCC subpoena
Conducted an internal investigation for a bank in response to a subpoena from the OCC. more
Autoscribe Corp. v. BB&T
Defending BB&T against Autoscribe Corporation and Pollin Patent Licensing, LLC, a financial services and payment processor company, in a more
Mutual to stock conversion for Wellesley Bank and IPO for Wellesley Bancorp Inc.
Represented Wellesley Bank, a Massachusetts cooperative bank, in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $22.5 million initial public offering  more
IPO of Franklin Financial Corporation
Represented Franklin Financial Corporation and its banking subsidiary, Franklin Bank, in connection with Franklin’s $138.9 million initial public more
Misappropriation of trade secrets by a former employee of BB&T
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) as plaintiff in a case against a former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets  more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Second step conversion of Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan and related public offering for its holding company
Represented Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of more
Acquisition of branch office by First Citizens National Bank
Represented First Citizens National Bank in its acquisition of a branch office and assumption of approximately $18.0 million of related deposits from  more
Assumption of deposits of branch office by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank in its assumption of approximately $7.0 million of deposits from a branch office of American Bank. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for financial institution
Represented a Pennsylvania financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a New York financial institution
Represented a New York-based financial institution in executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including implementation of arrangements more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Boston bank
Represented a Boston bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including the implementation of arrangements in connection with more
Formation of a de novo thrift institution and related public offering
Formation of a Florida-based de novo thrift institution and related public offering to raise start-up capital. more
Forfeiting arrangement with a major Swedish industrial group
Represented an international investment bank on a forfeiting arrangement with a major Swedish listed industrial group. more
Licensing and procurement for financial services company *
Represented a financial services company in connection with drafting and negotiating its e-mail services. more
Arbitration proceedings for Arabian Real Estate Investment Company (ARICO) *
Represented Arabian Real Estate Investment Company (ARICO) in arbitration proceedings relating to claims made by a leading local bank with respect to  more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Missouri-based financial institution
Advised a Missouri financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Philadelphia holding company
Represented a Philadelphia financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. Assisted in the design and drafting of a more Featured
Employee benefits matters for a bank
Represent a bank in general compensation and benefits matters.  Involved with implementation of employment contracts, severance arrangements, more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Connecticut-based financial institution
Represented a Connecticut-based financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a large Massachusetts holding company
Represented a large Massachusetts financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including implementation of more
Innova Patent Licensing LLC v. 3Com Corp., et al.
Defended Wells Fargo Bank against Innova Patent Licensing in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas. The bank's systems, more
Acquisition of a troubled financial institution
Advised a private equity group in connection with its acquisition of a troubled financial institution and related tender offer for trust preferred more Featured
Executive compensation and employee benefits advice for a Maryland bank
Represented a Maryland bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including advice regarding rules for institutions receiving more
Equity compensation plan for a Maryland-based bank
Represented a Maryland-based bank in designing and drafting an Equity Compensation Plan. more
Employee benefit matters for a Tennessee financial institution
Represented a Tennessee financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Executive compensation and employee benefit matters for New York financial institution
Represented a New York financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including implementation of arrangements in more
Representation in federal grand jury investigation for community bank
Successfully represented community bank in connection with a federal grand jury investigation into alleged criminal activity by a former bank employee more
Exchange offering of TARP securities
Represented a commercial bank in its exchange of TARP securities in connection with its bank holding company reorganization.  This was the first more
Insurance litigation for Canada's largest bank *
Lead counsel for Canada's largest bank regarding their property loss, business interruption, extra expense and other 9/11 losses. more
Private placement by savings and loan holding company
Represented Maryland-based savings and loan holding company in private placement of common stock. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a North Carolina bank
Represent a North Carolina bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Syndicated term loan facility agreement in connection with a property portfolio acquisition
Represented a Swedish real estate investment fund on a syndicated term loan facility agreement in connection with a property portfolio acquisition more
Acquisition of Community First Bank by First Savings Financial Group
Represented First Savings Financial Group, Inc. in acquiring Community First Bank, a majority controlled subsidiary of an privately owned bank more
Formation of a de novo federal thrift
Advised the organizers of a federal thrift and savings and loan holding company on formation of the thrift and the related public offering to more
Formation of a de novo thrift institution by an insurance holding company and trade association
Formation of a de novo thrift institution by an insurance holding company and trade association. more
Executive compensation and employee benefit matters for Pennsylvania financial institution
Represented a Pennsylvania financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Massachusetts bank holding company
Represents a Massachusetts bank holding company on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including matters related to employee stock more
Acquisition for United Community Banks, Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in its acquisition of Southern Bancorp, Inc. more
Transactional counsel for savings institution *
Provided transaction counsel to a savings institution in connection with drafting and negotiating its core banking and eBanking services. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for New York bank holding company
Represented a New York bank holding company on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Employee benefits advice for an Indiana financial institution
Represented an Indiana financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Executive compensation and employee benefit counseling for Nebraska financial institution
Represented a Nebraska-based savings bank regarding executive compensation and employee benefits matters.

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Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Community Financial Shares, Inc.
Represented Community Financial Shares, Inc. in its issuance of preferred stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock through the U.S. more
Private placement of convertible preferred stock
Represented a North Carolina bank holding company on its private placement of convertible preferred stock. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe Bruyette & Woods in a $122 million public offering
Represented underwriter, Keefe Bruyette & Woods, in the $122 million initial public offering by Territorial Bancorp Inc. more Featured
Sharia compliant term loan facility
Represented an international investment fund on a sharia compliant term loan facility in connection with a property acquisition in Sweden. more
Contested acquisition of CNB Financial Corporation
Represented CNB Financial Corporation in its contested acquisition. After executing a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., CNB more
Private placement for a bank holding company
Represented a Connecticut bank holding company in its private placement of convertible trust preferred securities. more
Exchange offer for trust preferred securities
Represented New York Community Bancorp, Inc. in its offer to exchange shares of its common stock for its outstanding trust preferred securities and more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a New Jersey financial institution
Represented a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including implementation of arrangements in more
Holding company reorganization of a Pennsylvania bank
Reorganized a Pennsylvania commercial bank into the bank holding company structure. more
Formation of bank holding company
Represented regional bank in its formation of a bank holding company and related transactions. more
Lease agreement dispute for Carnegie Investment Bank AB *
Represented Carnegie Investment Bank AB in a dispute regarding the termination of several lease agreements. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a South Carolina financial institution
Represented a South Carolina financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Pennsylvania bank
Represented a Pennsylvania financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Appeal of CRA Examination Rating
Represented a state commercial bank on its appeal to the FDIC of its CRA Rating and represented the bank in its hearing before the FDIC on the appeal. more
Follow on private placement offering for savings and loan holding company
Represented savings and loan holding company in follow on private placement offering of common stock. more
In re BankUnited Financial Corporation
Represented in the Southern District of Florida the official creditors’ committee for the largest (in terms of debt) bank holding company more
Employee benefits and executive compensation for a federal savings bank
Represented federal savings bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters with regard to regulatory issues related to institutions more
Formation of a Massachusetts de novo commercial bank
Advised the organizers of a Massachusetts commercial bank on formation of the bank and the related public offering to capitalize the bank. more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for an Illinois financial institution
Represented an Illinois financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Advised credit union directors on governance responsibilities
Advised the board of directors of a state-chartered credit union regarding the governance responsibilities of credit union directors, including with more
Regulation A Offering for Dividend Reinvestment Plan
Represented a non-34 Act reporting bank holding company in its ongoing dividend reinvestment plan pursuant to a Regulation A Offering Statement more
Stroupe v. BB&T Corporation
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) defending Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower suit pending before the U.S. Department of Labor more
Employee benefits for a Massachusetts financial institution
Represented a Massachusetts financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters with regard to change in control and golden  more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a banking and financial services company
Represented a New York-based financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Maryland financial institution
Represented a Maryland financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including advice regarding rules for more
Drafted and negotiated services for a top banking group *
Represented a top banking group in connection with drafting and negotiation its core banking and eBanking services. more
Breach of note and loan agreement claims against real estate investment fund company
Representing real estate investment fund against claims brought by bank in multiple jurisdictions, including Georgia and North Carolina, for breaches  more
Drafted and negotiated banking services for regional bank *
Represented a regional bank in drafting and negotiation of its core banking, ATM services, eBanking services and software license agreements. more
Employee benefits matters for an Illinois financial institution
Represented an Illinois financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including implementation of arrangements in more
Sale and lease back of biomass power plant
Represented an international investment bank on a sale and lease back transaction involving a biomass power plant in Sweden more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised Colorado-based credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
Structuring acquisition of financial institution by private equity fund
Advised private equity fund in connection with its bid to acquire a failing financial institution by structuring a silo investment vehicle. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a California financial institution
Represented a California financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including change in control and golden more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised New York-based credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
Assessing litigation risk for foreign investment bank
Assisting foreign investment bank in assessing litigation risk associated with potential acquisition of subsidiary in New York and advising on more
Sale of thrift subsidiary in bankruptcy
Represented savings and loan holding company on bank regulatory matters in connection with its sale of its thrift subsidiary as part of the more
Employee benefit matters for a Maryland financial institution
Represented a Maryland financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including advice regarding rules for more
Reinsurance program for self-insured credit unions
Represented Patelco Credit Union in creating a reinsurance program to facilitate the ability of credit unions to establish self-funded employee more
Equity offering for United Community Banks, Inc.
Represented United Community Banks,  Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in a public equity offering. more
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Fidelity Financial Corporation
Represented Fidelity Financial Corporation in its issuance of preferred stock through the U.S. Treasury Department's TARP Capital Purchase Program. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a bank holding company *
Represented a bank holding company in executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including the implementation of arrangements in more
General corporate counseling for Pulaski Financial Corp. *
Representing Pulaski Bank, a St. Louis-based financial institution, since 1994, our relationship includes two corporate reorganizations, three public  more Case Study
Divestiture of savings bank to parent company stockholders
Represented savings and loan holding company in its divestiture to its shareholders of all of the outstanding shares of common stock of its thrift more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a bank
Represented a Maryland bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in the acquisition of four branches of a Canadian bank. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a mid-west financial institution
Represented a Missouri financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters.  Assisted client in the design and more
Equity bridge and FX facilities involving major US investors
Represented a Swedish real estate investment fund on several secured equity bridge and FX facilities involving major US and other international more
Executive compensation and employee benefits work for a New Jersey-based savings bank
Represented a New Jersey-based savings bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Formation of investment advisory subsidiary of bank holding company
Represented bank holding company in obtaining FRB regulatory approval of formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary to sponsor one or more funds to more
Representation of official committee of asset-backed security holders
Represented official committee of asset-backed security holders in large Chapter 11 case in the Northern District of Oklahoma involving a more
Affirmative Action Plans for nationally recognized companies
Designed and prepared hundreds of Affirmative Action Plans and provided on-going advice and training in effective compliance programs for nationally more
Formation of de novo bank with mutual holding company majority shareholder
Represented the organizers of Hampshire First Bank, including a mutual holding company that acquired a controlling interest in the bank, in more
Hedge fund structuring of acquisition of failing financial institution
Advised hedge fund on structuring a proposed acquisition of a failing financial institution. more
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Pulaski Financial Corp.
Represented Pulaski Financial Corp. in its issuance of preferred stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock through the U.S. Treasury more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $161.2 million public offering
Represented underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the follow-on public offering of $161.2 million of common stock by National Penn more Featured
Negotiated co-existing licensing agreement between U.S. and U.K. companies *
Negotiated co-existing licensing agreement between one of the largest U.S. commercial banks and an U.K. investment group with respect to worldwide more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for an Ohio financial institution
Represented an Ohio financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Scott Valley Bank v. Kalka *
Served as lead counsel for a Northern California bank pursuing recovery of a multi-million dollar loan for construction of a luxury home in the more
Profit participating facilities
Represented an international financial institution in its execution of several profit participating facilities to various local and international more
Counsel to a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters
Represented a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including structure of compensation and more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in the acquisition of two branch locations of a North Carolina bank. more
Strategic acquisition by credit union of branch banking facilities
Represented credit union in acquisition, development and lease of seven branch banking facilities in metropolitan Atlanta area. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a New Jersey financial institution
Represented a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Boston bank
Represented a Boston bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including change in control and golden parachute issues in more
Private placement of convertible trust preferred securities
Represented a North Carolina bank holding company on its private placement of convertible trust preferred securities. more
Derivative linked notes financing arrangement
Represented an international investment bank on a financing arrangement with a local stock exchange broker in respect of derivative linked notes. more
Employee benefits advice for a bank holding company
Represent a Pennsylvania bank holding company on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Compliance Audits for Fortune 50 and 100 companies
Represented many Fortune 50 and 100, as well as smaller companies, in hundreds of Compliance Audits conducted by the Office of Federal more
Structuring acquisition of failing financial institution for private equity fund
Advised private equity fund in connection with its bid to acquire a failing financial institution. more
Represented financial institution in fair lending investigation
Advised a federally-chartered financial institution in connection with a fair lending investigation by the Department of Justice. more Featured
Represented financial institution in appeal of material supervisory determination
Represented Maryland-based financial institution in appeal to banking regulator of CAMELS ratings. more
Internal investigation for board of directors of large community bank
Conducted internal corporate/regulatory investigation for the board of directors of a large New Jersey community bank involving whistle-blower more Featured
Executive compensation under TARP for an Illinois financial institution
Represented an Illinois financial institution in connection with its executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including advice regarding  more
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.
Represented Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. in its issuance of preferred stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock through the U.S. more
Employee benefits advice for an Indiana financial institution
Advised an Indiana financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Placement Agent Counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $54 million private placement
Represented the placement agent, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L. P. in the $54 million private placement offering by a de novo national bank. more
Appeal of CRA Examination Rating
Advised a Maryland-based federal thrift on its appeal to the OTS of its CRA examination rating. more
Going private tender offer for a Minnesota-based financial institution
Represented a Minnesota-based financial institution in a going private tender offer. more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised Philadelphia-based credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more

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Underwriter's counsel for Keefe Bruyette & Woods in a $122 million public offering
Represented underwriter, Keefe Bruyette & Woods, in the $122 million initial public offering by Territorial Bancorp Inc. more
Multiple financings by Provident Bankshares Corporation
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in its $64.8 million private placement of convertible preferred stock and common stock and a $50 million more
Acquisition of a troubled financial institution
Advised a private equity group in connection with its acquisition of a troubled financial institution and related tender offer for trust preferred more
Internal investigation for board of directors of large community bank
Conducted internal corporate/regulatory investigation for the board of directors of a large New Jersey community bank involving whistle-blower more

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