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