I represent community banks on a range of corporate matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and the associated financing, employment, regulatory work, corporate governance and third-party vendor agreements. I also represent companies on similar issues including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, business formation, contracts and corporate governance.
When I work with clients I take the time to get to know the business from a high-level perspective so I can understand and anticipate problems and craft solutions to fit the legal requirements but also the business goals and objectives. Particularly, representing community banks and smaller companies I get the opportunity work with owners and families who are engaged and invested in the business and have broader goals of working to make their communities are better place, which is an inspiration and my favorite part about being an attorney. I advise community banks and companies in a wide array of areas, such as mergers and acquisitions, employment, business formation, contracts and corporate governance, as well as on banking-specific issues such as regulatory matters and third-party vendor agreements.
Some of the community banks and companies I work with have been around for generations, and everyone involved is very invested – literally and figuratively – in the organization. I also work to foster relationships with bank regulators, accountants and other parties that can provide value for clients that I work with.
Outside of work, I’m very close with my family, and love spending time with my nieces and nephews.
Honors & Awards
MSBA North Star Lawyer
Pro Bono Service, 2017