Over 25 years' experience as a partner in large New England corporate law firms, representing financial institutions in corporate transactions and regulatory proceedings.
Documented and executed holding company reorganizations, bank and credit union mergers and acquisitions, failed bank resolutions, branch and loan portfolio sales, tax equity investments.
Defended civil money penalty, cease and desist, deposit insurance termination proceedings, prosecuted FDIC bank receivership claims, check fraud and D&O coverage litigation.
Contested adverse bank examination reports and determinations.
Provided Federal, State and common law trademark advice, registration and enforcement.
Conducted confidential corporate investigations including insider trading, financial accounting fraud and embezzlement, and employment discrimination, prepared Suspicious Activity Reports, managed "for cause" employment terminations.
Prepared proxy, shareholder and member information statements, conducted annual and special meetings of members and shareholders.
Drafted and negotiated employment, retirement and change in control agreements, deferred and equity compensation plans and awards.