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$51.3 million all-cash acquisition for Easthampton Savings Bank
Representing Easthampton Savings Bank, a Massachusetts chartered savings bank, and its mutual holding company parents ESB Bancorp, Inc. and ESB more
Acquisition of Twin Oaks Savings Bank for Ottawa Savings Bank
Represented Ottawa Savings Bank, a federal chartered savings bank located in Ottawa, Illinois, in its acquisition of Twin Oaks Savings Bank, a mutual  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
Public offering of common stock by Melrose Bancorp, Inc.
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., in a $27.2 million public offering of common stock by Melrose Bancorp, Inc., parent 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 Featured
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
$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
$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
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
$42.4 million acquisition of Community Financial Shares, Inc. by Wintrust Financial Corporation
Served as securities counsel to Community Financial Shares, Inc., an Illinois state-chartered commercial bank, in its $42.4 million acquisition by more

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Experience Highlights

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
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
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
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