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$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
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
$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
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
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
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
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
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
$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
$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

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Experience Highlights

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
Successfully represented financial institution in fair lending investigation
Persuaded the Department of Justice not to take any action against a financial institution for alleged violations of fair lending laws despite a more
IPO of Square 1 Financial, Inc.
Represented Square 1 Financial and selling shareholders in connection with Square 1’s initial public offering. 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