Silver Freedman & Taff, LLP, a Washington D.C. based law firm, was founded with a special
focus on advising financial institutions nationwide, including commercial banks, savings institutions, trust companies and credit unions, in
connection with a full spectrum of regulatory and corporate matters. We are consistently
recognized by trade and industry publications as one of the leading financial institution law firms in the country. Our attorneys
routinely provide counsel before and have strong relationships with federal and state banking and securities regulators relating to
the formation of new entities and converting charters, the raising of capital (through mutual-to-stock conversions and reorganizations,
initial public offerings and secondary stock offerings), as well as mergers and acquisitions, including FDIC - assisted transactions. In connection
with these activities, we provide unique solutions related to executive compensation and employee benefit
matters. A significant part of our regulatory practice also involves enforcement matters, including advice on: examination findings and negotiation
of informal and formal enforcement agreements; operational matters, including lending limits, affiliate and insider transactions, director and officer
responsibilities and compliance with governmental programs for the banking industry; vendor and affiliate contract preparation, review and
negotiation; and branch purchases and sales. We are the leading advisor to credit unions on charter choice alternatives.
As counselors, not just lawyers, we assist our clients in finding answers that make sound business sense. Since 1969, we have acted as
counsel for both issuers and underwriters in over 700 securities offerings raising more than $20 billion, and acted as counsel for both buyers and sellers
in over 400 merger and acquisition transactions, totaling in excess of $25 billion in deal value.
When you require sophisticated, efficient and timely solutions in structuring and operating your financial institution, we have a broad
foundation of relevant experience. Our partners average more than 20 years with the firm and most base their practice on prior governmental service, having
held senior positions with one of the federal banking regulators or the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission. Because we are "working partners" we
are able to provide our clients immediate, high level and sustained attention individually, efficiently working with our colleagues as our client's needs
dictate. Many of our partners work in more than one of our primary practice areas, allowing us to provide our clients the effective service they expect and
deserve. This experience also ensures that our clients' needs are met on a timely basis at a fair and reasonable fee, and permits us to provide flexible and
innovative fee arrangements on an individualized basis.
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