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M&A Lessons Learned in the COVID Pandemic and How We Apply Them Today

Tony Moch will present a session at the Bank Holding Company Association Fall Seminar on October 5, 2021. The presentation, “M&A Lessons Learned in the COVID Pandemic and How We Apply Them Today,” will look at some of the legal ramifications and regulatory implications that arose with respect to M&A transactions during the COVID period ...

Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN 55425

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

8:30AM - 9:25AM

How has the pandemic impacted branch strategy?

Tony Moch was quoted in a BankBeat article on July 6, 2021, about the pandemic’s impact on community banks’ branch networks. Many bank owners are rethinking their branch strategy, but while many large banks divest branches, most community banks are maintaining their branch networks — for now. “The more pertinent question that bankers will be answering ...


Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcies During COVID

Winthrop & Weinstine will present a webinar for Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota on “Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcies During COVID.” This program will cover the basics of a commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding from the perspective of a secured lender. It will be a good program for bankers who are new to Chapter 11 and ...

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT

What Banks Need to Know About the M&A Market

Community Banking attorney Tony Moch will serve as a panelist focusing on vendor contracts as they relate to the value of your bank, followed by an M&A panel discussion. Panelists will discuss topics including: Key points to consider when reviewing and negotiating your vendor contracts and the impact vendor contracts can have on the value ...


October 7, 2020

10:00 a.m. CT

Minnesota Real Estate Foreclosures: 21 Common Questions & Answers

By: Daniel C. Beck, Michael A. Rosow, Kristopher "Tip" Lee, Anton J Moch, Thomas J. Kettleson, Ian M. Rubenstrunk and Mary S. Riverso

Our Creditors' Remedies attorneys answer the most asked questions from their clients.

Client Alert

Paycheck Protection Program: Treasury Guidance on Processing Fees

By: Anton J Moch

Yesterday, Treasury released an updated set of rules that finally provide guidance on how banks and other lenders participating in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) can report disbursements of funds and collect on PPP processing fees.  The newly updated rules make it clear that any PPP lender must make a one-time disbursement of funds ...

Client Alert

SBA Interim Final Rule: What Lenders Need to Know

By: Jonathan W.J. Armour

Yesterday, April 2, the Small Business Administration issued an interim final rule providing additional guidance on implementing its Paycheck Protection Program. While questions still remain, here is the new information that lenders need to know: Lenders who are already SBA 7(a) lenders may begin accepting and processing applications today.  Other lenders can become eligible upon ...

Client Alert

Paycheck Protection Program: Q&A For Lenders

By: Anton J Moch

By now most banks have been alerted to the fact that a significant part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES ACT”), is comprised of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was signed in to law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act authorizes $349 billion in forgivable Section 7(a) SBA loans to small and mid-size businesses (“PPP Loans”). What Banks may not have seen is how it may impact their organization directly. Below are some of the relevant questions we have received and what we know today as a result of the CARES ACT.

Client Alert

Minnesota Stay At Home Order: Implications for Banks

By: Anton J Moch

As you are probably aware, yesterday afternoon, March 25, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Executive Order 20-20 (the “Order”), directing Minnesotans to stay at home. As set forth in the order, beginning at 11:59 pm on Friday, March 27, 2020 through 5:00 pm, Friday, April 10, 2020, all persons currently living within the State ...

Client Alert

Wisconsin Safer At Home Order: Implications for Banks

By: Anton J Moch

Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order took effect in Wisconsin at 8:00AM  on Wednesday, March 25, and will remain in effect until 8:00AM on April 24.  Every person is ordered to remain at home, though exception is made for the following permitted reasons: Essential Activities Essential Government Functions Essential Business and Operations Minimum Basic Operations ...


Relevant Considerations for Banks in Light of COVID-19

By: Anton J Moch

The COVID-19 virus has impacted the world in unforeseen ways, and all businesses are balancing many questions as a result of these unique times. Below is a summary of some key considerations for banks in particular, including branch operations, bank hours, regulatory requirements, employment concerns and board and shareholder meetings.


Credit Unions Purchasing Community Banks

By: Anton J Moch

The recent trend of credit unions buying banks has become one of the hot topics in the industry. While the number of actual transactions is quite small relative to the number of mergers and acquisitions that take place each year, the trend has been a featured item at recent financial institution industry conferences and the ...

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