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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
Shareholders' agreement for California Industrial Fabrics
Advise California Industrial Fabrics, an S corporation, in establishment of its shareholders' agreement following the distribution of securities  more
Real estate investment dispute for North Carolina developers
Successfully defended North Carolina developers of a large shopping center in efforts by a business partner. a commodities hedge fund, to recover its  more
$53M private placement for regional center  *
Represent a U.S. based EB-5 regional center in $53 million private placement offering for China, Russia, South Africa and Mexico. 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 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
Acquisition of International Resource Partners for James River Coal Company
The firm assisted James River Coal Company (James River) in its acquisition of International Resource Partners (IRP) for $515 million in cash. We 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
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
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 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
Issuance of common stock for a Midwest savings and loan holding company
Represented a Midwestern savings and loan holding company in its recapitalization through a rights offering and common stock issuance to a 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
$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
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
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $40 million public offering of common stock
Represented underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the follow-on public offering of $40 million in common stock by Orrstown Financial 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
Note and tender offering for Interface, Inc.
Represented Interface, Inc. in a $275 million note offering and concurrent $260 million tender offering for outstanding notes. 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
$500 million corporate bond offering for AGL Resources Inc.
Represented natural gas and energy services company AGL Resources in its public offering of $500 million in 30-year corporate bonds. The net proceeds  more Case Study
$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
Financings for Delta Air Lines
Advised Delta Air Lines as issuer’s counsel in a series of debt security financings totaling $3.5 billion since September 2009, including: $750 more
$300 million corporate bond offering for AGL Resources Inc.
Represented AGL Resources Inc. in its SEC-registered public offering of $300 million principal amount of 5.25% senior notes due 2019. The offering more
Multi-part debt security refinancing transaction for leading carpet manufacturer Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc. in its multi-faceted debt refinancing transaction that involved a Rule 144A private offering (and subsequent 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 Featured
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
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
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 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
Litigation for investor to obtain assets from investment advisor under SEC investigation
Assisted an investor in obtaining a return of his assets and securities from an investment account at an investment advisor in receivership and under  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
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 $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
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
Serial acquisitions and private placements for a towing services company
Represented a towing services company in connection with a serial acquisition program and multiple private placements of securities. more
"At-the-market" public offering of common stock for Delta Air Lines
Represented Delta Air Lines in connection with its $196 million registered "at-the-market" offering of common stock. more Featured
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
Corporate bond offering "reopening" for AGL Resources Inc.
Represented AGL Resources Inc., a Fortune 1000 energy services holding company and parent company of Atlanta Gas Light, in an underwritten 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
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
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
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
Securities, M&A and Tax for James River Coal Co.
Represented James River Coal, an Appalachian coal mining company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, in its efforts to raise capital for improving more Case Study
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
Sale of publicly held Industrial Distribution Group Inc. to a private equity firm
Represented Industrial Distribution Group Inc., a publicly held distributor of industrial supplies, in its acquisition by Eiger Holdco, LLC, an more
Proxy contest for Emageon Inc.
Represented Emageon Inc., a publicly traded medical image software developer, in connection with a hostile proxy contest by Oliver Press Partners, more Featured
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
Acquisition advice for Friedman's Inc.
Represented Friedman's, Inc., a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores and portfolio company of Harbinger Capital Partners, with sale of assets 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
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
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
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 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 Featured
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
Private placement offering for Tri-County Financial Corporation
Represented Tri-County Financial Corporation in a private placement of its common stock to accredited investors. 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
Option exchange offer for a company focused on commercial cooking equipment
Represented a a company focused on commercial cooking equipment regarding its option exchange offer. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
$1.55 billion corporate bond offering for Reynolds American Inc.
Represented Reynolds American Inc., holding company for tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and American Snuff Company, LLC, in its more
Equity offering for a Georgia bank
Represented a Georgia bank in an equity offering. more
Strategic acquisition for Equifax, Inc.
Represented Equifax, Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in its $1.4 billion acquisition of publicly held TALX 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
$7.4 million IPO for Delanco Bancorp Inc.
Represented Delanco Bancorp Inc. in its $7.4 million initial public offering. 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 Featured
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 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
Public self-tender offer for regional Georgia bank
Represented regional Georgia-based bank holding company in connection with its public self-tender offer. 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
Public offering of common stock by a stockholder of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
Represented a stockholder of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation in its public offering of $334.5 million of common stock underwritten by UBS. 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
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
Defense of an investment adviser in various investment-related suits
Represented an investment adviser against a securities custodian and broker-dealer arising out of the theft of customer funds in an action alleging a  more
Litigation for outdoor advertising company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of an outdoor advertising company in litigation brought by a shareholder who had sold his business to the 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
Securities counsel to Internet Security Systems Inc. in connection with its $1.3 billion acquisition by IBM
Served as securities counsel to Internet Security Systems Inc. in connection with its $1.3 billion acquisition by IBM. 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
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 Featured
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 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
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
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
Going private investigation for a Midwest-based REIT
Represented a Midwestern NYSE-listed REIT with a market capitalization of over $700 million in its consideration of a management-led going private more
Sale of equity interests of AmSan LLC
Represented AmSan LLC in connection with the sale of all of its equity interests to Interline Brands, Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida-based Fortune more
Trust preferred offering for Georgia-based bank
Represented local Georgia-based bank in connection with its trust preferred offering. 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
Business combination of Certegy Inc. and Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Represented Certegy Inc., a major publicly held credit card and check verification company, in its $4.5 billion merger with Fidelity National 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
Tender offer for a holding company
Represented a holding company in a tender offer. more
General corporate counsel representation for a commercial cooking equipment company
Represented a company focused on commercial cooking equipment in a variety of legal areas including public offerings, employment contracts, 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
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 Featured
Going private merger for a Georgia bank
Represented a Georgia-based bank in connection with its going private merger. more
Institutional private placements of $110 million of notes for Aaron's Inc.
Represented Aaron's, Inc., a leading specialty retailer, in the institutional private placements of $110 million of senior notes. more
Private equity offering for a Georgia bank holding company
Represented a Georgia bank holding company in a private equity offering. more
Financial services for AmSan LLC
Represented AmSan LLC with the refinancing closing of a substantial portion of its outstanding debt, including a secured loan from Merrill Lynch, and  more
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 transaction for a Georgia bank holding company
Represented a Georgia bank holding company in a going private reverse stock split transaction. 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 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 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
$29.8 million IPO for FedFirst Financial Corporation
Represented FedFirst Financial Corporation in $29.8 million initial public offering. 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
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
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
Dissolution through going-private transaction for securities bank
Represented securities bank in dissolution through going-private transaction. 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
$38 million public offering for Ocean Shore Holding Company
Represented Ocean Shore Holding Company in its $38 million initial public offering. 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
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
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
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
$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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Secondary public stock offerings for Aaron's Inc.
Served as counsel to Aaron's Inc., a leading specialty retailer, in four secondary public offerings of securities in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 more
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
Chapter 11 cases representing examiner for a subprime mortgage lender
Represented William F. Perkins, the examiner appointed in the Chapter 11 cases of HomeGold Financial Inc., HomeGold Inc. and Carolina Investors Inc.,  more
Public offering for Superior Essex Inc.
Represented Superior Essex Inc. in an $86 million secondary public offering of common stock. more Featured
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
$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
Going private transaction for AHL Services Inc.
Represented the Special Committee of the Board of AHL Services Inc., a provider of outsourced marketing and merchandising support services, in a 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
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
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
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
$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
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
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 Featured
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
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
$48 million private placement of subordinated debentures by Columbia Bank
Represented Columbia Bank in private placement of $48.0 million in subordinated debentures.  more
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
Sale of publicly held JWGenesis Financial Corp.
Represented JWGenesis Financial Corp., a publicly held investment banking and brokerage company, in its $100 million acquisition by First Union 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
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
Initial public offering for Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $60 million initial public offering. 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
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
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 Featured
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
Initial public and follow-on stock offerings for Innotrac Corporation
Represented fulfillment and logistics provider Innotrac Corporation in its initial public offering of its common stock, including its pre-IPO 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
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
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
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
Centennial Healthcare going-private transaction
Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Centennial Healthcare, an operator of more than 100 nursing home facilities, in its consideration more
Privatization and international initial public offering of Banco Hipotecario
Represented Argentine state-owned national bank, Banco Hipotecario, in connection with its privatization and international 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 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 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
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
$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
IPO of Square 1 Financial, Inc.
Represented Square 1 Financial and selling shareholders in connection with Square 1’s initial public offering. more
Medical Device Company IPO *
Represented underwriters in U.S. initial public offering of proprietary medical device company. more
Representation of ETF series trust
Ongoing representation of series trust for exchange traded products. more
Series A funding of oil refinery technology company *
Representing a U.S. oil refinery technology company in a $10 million Series A equity round. more
SEC registration of new mutual fund series trust
Assisted in organizing and registering with the SEC a new registered mutual fund series trust. more
Representation of director and officer in securities fraud investigation
Defended director and officer against SEC in securities fraud investigation alleging accounting fraud and backdating stock options. more
Representation of chief financial officer in SEC investigation
Defended chief financial officer against SEC in securities fraud investigation alleging accounting fraud, backdating options, and improper revenue more
Representation of beneficiary against securities broker
Represented beneficiary against securities broker for unauthorized trading and breach of fiduciary duty. more
Representation of former CEO and Board chair in SEC investigation
Defended former chief executive officer and Board chair against SEC and audit committee investigations alleging securities fraud. 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
Registered public offering of three series of corporate bonds for large U.S. tobacco company
Represented large U.S. tobacco company in its largest single securities transaction, involving a registered public offering of three series of more Featured
Multi-billion euro securities exchange transaction for Russian energy corporation *
Represented a large Russian energy corporation in a multi-billion euro securities exchange transaction with a major Spanish energy company. more
Representation of mutual fund series trust
Ongoing representation of series trust for open-ended mutual fund products. more
Series A funding and bridge loan for biopower company *
Representing a U.S. biopower developer in a $1.5 million Series A equity funding and $750,000 bridge loan. more
Series C equity funding and bridge loan round for biochemical company *
Representing a U.S. biochemical company in a $25 million Series C round and $5 million bridge loan. 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
Project financing for wind power company *
Represented Swedish wind power company in connection with a project financing of several wind turbine parks. more
Bond issue for leading real estate company *
Represented listed Swedish real estate company in connection with their issue of secured bonds with listing of the bonds on NASDAQ OMX. more
License and supply agreements for public-reporting company *
Represent a public-reporting company in multiple research, development, license and supply agreements for skin products with SkinMedica, Inc., more
Underwriters’ counsel in a $12.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter in a $12.1 million public offering by a mid-Atlantic bank holding company. 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
Trust preferred securities for a Midwestern institution
Represented a Midwestern institution in connection with the exchange of trust preferred securities for cash and common securities. more
$100 million joint venture for U.S. venture fund *
Represent a U.S. venture fund regarding $75 million investment in a Brazilian clean technology company and an additional $25 million investment in more
Securities and law compliance matters for Arizona Public Service Company *
Represent Arizona Public Service Company (NYSE and PSE: PNW), an electric utility that provides retail and wholesale electric service to most of the 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
Rule 144A initial offerings, and subsequent registered exchange offerings, of senior subordinated notes for Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc. in connection with several other offerings of debt securities, each of which involved a Rule 144A initial offering and a more
Underwriters’ counsel in a $27.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter in a $27.1 million public offering undertaken in connection with a second step mutual holding company reorganization. more
Issuer’s counsel in a $15.9 million initial public offering
Represented the issue in a $15.9 million public offering undertaken in connection with the mutual-to-stock conversion and holding company formation 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
Clinical services agreements for oncology-focused biotechnology company
Represented an oncology-focused biotechnology company in intercompany clinical services agreements (with its major shareholder), IP and contract  more
Follow-on offering for Endocare Inc. *
Represent Endocare, Inc., a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and distributes health care products for cryoablation for more
Multifaceted debt refinancing transaction for Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, production and sales of modular carpet, in its approximately $300 million public debt 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
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
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
Corporate governance and securities law compliance advice to NYSE-listed specialty metals manufacturing company
Represented a NYSE-listed specialty metals manufacturing company for varied corporate governance and securities law compliance matters.
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Litigation for a bond company
The firm served as co-counsel and represented a bond company in a lawsuit against the underwriter and an engineering firm involved in the financing more
Business litigation for securities broker
Represented a securities broker in regulatory actions before the NASD (FINRA) and SEC alleging improper investments in variable annuities. more
SEC investigation of insider trading
The firm served as lead counsel and represented an employee in an SEC investigation of insider trading. more
Securities counsel for real estate investment trust company *
Represented real estate investment trust company in connection with its issuance of its common stock. more
Securities counsel for mortgage and investment real estate investment trust company *
Represented a mortgage and investment REIT as securities counsel in connection with issuance of its common stock. more
Securities counsel to construction materials company *
Served as securities counsel to a construction materials company in connection with its issuance of its common stock. more
Investor counsel for angel fund
Represented angel fund in connection with Series A preferred stock investment in privately-held biotechnology company. more
Security financing and exchange offer for National Vision Inc.
Assisted National Vision Inc., a national eyeglass retail chain, in issuance of $125 million principle amount of 12.75% senior notes with a Rule 144A  more
Public notes offering for James River Coal Company
Represented James River Coal Company in public offering of $150 million senior notes.
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Redemption of National Vision Inc.'s senior secured notes and its acquisition by a private equity firm
Represented National Vision Inc., one of America's largest retail optical chains, in connection with the redemption of its 12% Senior Secured Notes, more
SEC investigation of Internet day trader
Represented an Internet day trader in an investigation by the SEC. 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
Private placement by savings and loan holding company
Represented Maryland-based savings and loan holding company in private placement of common stock. more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Simultaneous roll-up/combination of nine companies and initial public offering to form Industrial Distribution Group, Inc. as NYSE-listed company
Represented Industrial Distribution Group, Inc. as principal founding company and sponsor of the roll-up/combination of nine private companies and more Featured
Serial acquisitions program for publicly-held Industrial Distribution Group, Inc.
Represented Industrial Distribution Group, Inc., a publicly-held distributor of industrial supplies, in its multi-year serial acquisitions program 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
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
Due diligence disclosure compliance program for large investment firm *
Developed a due diligence disclosure compliance program for exempt securities for one of the world's largest securities firms and advised on the more
Secondary offering for integrated steel manufacturer's Retiree Benefits Plan
Representing the Retiree Benefits Plan of a publicly held steel manufacturer in a secondary offering in connection with the implementation of an more
Capital management company representation
Represented a capital management company in conjunction with placement services agreements, distribution agreements, broker dealer matters, and the more
Securities compliance for power and cutting tools distributor
Represented a distributor of power, hand and cutting tools in various aspects of securities compliance and SEC reporting matters. more
Class and individual actions for a currency derivatives broker
Successfully defended a currency derivatives broker in class and individual actions in Texas, New York, California and Washington more
TALF and PPIP programs participation for national financial services firm
Advised national financial services firm regarding participation in the federal government’s Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”) 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
Corporate, commercial and business advice to Rainforest Productions, a motion pictures and feature films production company
Outside general counsel to Rainforest Productions and its affiliates engaged in the production and syndication of motion pictures and feature films. more
Acquisition by publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company of a substantial closely-held limited liability company
Represented publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company in its acquisition of a substantial closely-held limited liability company, more

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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
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
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
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

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