Anton joined Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., in 2001 and is a shareholder practicing in the field of community banking. Anton has been involved in the chartering and formation of numerous state and federal banks and routinely works with and advises banking institutions and bank ownership on bank mergers and acquisitions, branch assumptions, corporate restructuring, bank expansion strategies, branching issues and the sale of banking organizations to third parties. Additionally, Anton routinely advises his clients on bank holding company and bank subsidiary issues, bank management issues, permissible banking growth strategies and activities, stock redemptions, shareholder agreements and ownership transfers.
Anton also has extensive experience regarding bank compliance and regulatory issues, routinely assists banks with regulatory filings and applications and works in close connection with his numerous contacts at the OCC, FDIC, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, OTS, Minnesota Department of Commerce and various other state banking agencies. Anton also has substantial experience in drafting and negotiating treasury management agreements for banks, including, wire transfer agreements, ACH agreements, check imaging agreements and various vendor and service provider contracts.
In addition to his community banking practice, Anton assists his banking clients and corporate management with employment counseling and compliance requirements of all federal and state employment laws. In particular, Anton is also a specialist on federal and state wage and hour issues.
Finally, Anton works with many public and private companies on a variety of corporate and corporate finance issues, including corporate counseling, business formation, mergers and acquisitions, structuring, negotiating and drafting sophisticated commercial contracts.