Ed Olifer concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and compliance matters. He frequently advises boards of directors and committees of boards of directors on all aspects of corporate governance.

He regularly represents a variety of companies in the financial services industry, including public and private financial institutions, mutual financial institutions, credit unions, start-up/de novo financial institutions, investment banking firms and private investors. Mr. Olifer has extensive experience in counseling clients on both federal and state financial institution regulatory and compliance matters, and counsels clients regarding federal and state charter selection and conversion options and procedures. 

Mr. Olifer's securities experience includes representing issuers and underwriters in initial and secondary public securities offerings. He has represented numerous issuers in private placements of securities, tender and exchange offers, issuances of securities under the U.S. Treasury’s TARP Capital Purchase Program and in going private transactions. He counsels public clients on a daily basis with respect to their reporting obligations under the federal securities laws, and routinely counsels clients on the full range of securities regulations applicable to corporations, officers, directors, and principal shareholders of public corporations, including share re-sale restrictions, Section 16, and insider-trading matters. 

Mr. Olifer also has extensive experience in a wide variety of business transactions, including stock purchases and asset transfers, particularly those involving financial institutions and public companies. He has worked on many transactions in the financial services industry, including transactions involving the acquisition and disposition of distressed financial institutions, and has significant knowledge of the regulatory aspects of those transactions.

Mr. Olifer is also a member of the firm's Hiring Committee.

Professional & Community Activities

McLean Youth Little League Baseball Coach and Basketball Coach

Everybody Wins! DC Power Lunch, Elementary School Mentor

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., Corporate and Securities Law Specialty Track (1993)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, B.A. (1990)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Ensuring that in every client relationship, we: 1) fully comprehend the client's business, short and long-term objectives, concerns, strategies and areas of exposure; 2) strive to become trusted advisors and business partners who provide responsive, efficient and effective counsel; and 3) that we provide our services in a manner so each client feels as if they are our only client.

Suite 900, 607 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005-2018
USA
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Edward G. Olifer

Experience Highlights

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
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
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
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