I represent community banks on a wide range of corporate and banking matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and associated financing, branch sales and assumptions, capital planning and issuance, corporate governance and branching. Additionally, I routinely work with and advise banking institutions and bank ownership on bank holding company and bank subsidiary issues, stock redemptions, shareholder agreements and ownership transfers, third-party vendor negotiations and agreements, bank management issues and permissible banking growth strategies and activities. I also have experience with bank chartering and formation.
In addition, I regularly advise my clients on bank compliance and regulatory issues, assisting banks with regulatory filings and applications and working in close connection with my numerous contacts at the OCC, FDIC, Federal Reserve, Minnesota Department of Commerce and various other state and federal banking agencies. I also have substantial experience in drafting and negotiating vendor and treasury management agreements, including, wire transfer agreements, ACH agreements, data processing agreements and various other vendor and service provider contracts.