We have counseled both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and have represented a variety of companies on these transactions. As a
result of our expertise and reputation in this area, including our participation on the American Bankers Association M&A roundtable and being featured in a lead
article in American Banker, we are frequently selected to serve as counsel by companies with which we have had no prior relationship. Our lawyers regularly assist
in structuring transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, supervisory acquisitions including FDIC-assisted transactions, asset and branch purchases and sales,
nonbank acquisitions, joint ventures and other non-controlling investments in banking and nonbanking entities. Our experience in the financial services area
also includes acquisitions of mortgage brokers, insurance agencies and finance companies. We have extensive experience utilizing a variety of deal structures,
including sales or purchases of stock, purchase and assumption agreements, mergers, exchange offers and tender offers utilizing both cash and stock consideration.
Our significant depth and experience encompass all aspects of the transaction, from analyzing the pro forma effect of the transaction on the
business, including with respect to regulatory capital requirements and classified asset levels, if applicable, obtaining required regulatory approvals,
preparing SEC and state filings, and negotiating employment, non-competition, retention and termination agreements for key employees. Since 1969, we have
acted as counsel for both buyers and sellers in over 400 merger and acquisition transactions totaling in excess of $25 billion in deal value.