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The attorneys in our Banking and Financial Services department have extensive experience coordinating and representing all types of financial institutions in financial mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and equity sales. We also regularly represent clients in joint ventures and equity and debt investments.

We Have Extensive Experience Navigating the Complexities of Regulated Financial Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Our services include drafting and negotiating
  • Letters of Intent
  • Memoranda of Understanding
  • Term Sheets
  • Stock and Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Merger Agreements
  • Tender Offer Documentation
  • Legal Opinions
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Business Entity Regime Documentation
  • Agreements Evidencing Debt and Equity Investments. 

We also routinely assist purchasers with due diligence review of target entities, including review and analysis of organizational documents and structures, potential liabilities and asset review, with the scope of services tailored to each client’s needs.

In addition to drafting and negotiating the agreements necessary to close these transactions, we also assist with the preparation of specialized securities, such as trust preferred or other preferred stock or debt, designed to optimize compliance with regulatory capital requirements. We also prepare and file disclosure documents, change-in-control applications, and bank merger applications when necessary to raise funds for transactions in public or private markets. We represent clients in connection with the drafting, negotiation, and execution of ancillary and other necessary contracts and legal documents as well, including:

  • Executive Employment Agreements (employment contracts)
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Earn-Out Agreements
  • General Releases
  • Specific Releases
  • Corporate Documentation

Hands-On Guidance to Help You Close with Confidence

In all transactions, we provide hands-on guidance throughout the entire process, including discussions with investment bankers and attendance at board meetings. Clients rely on our Financial Mergers and Acquisitions Team to provide expert guidance in navigating complex regulatory landscapes and transactional challenges. We manage our clients’ risk with confidence and always with a view to avoiding unnecessary delays.