Community Banking


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Our firm has extensive experience representing community banking organizations in a wide array of matters. We represent established community banks of all sizes by providing general corporate knowledge and regulatory advice, as well as reviewing commercial matters. We have also assisted startup banks in all phases of the formation process.

Corporate transactions by and among financial institutions are a significant part of our practice. We handle merger and acquisition transactions for community banks, representing both buyers and sellers in whole bank transactions, asset or line of business sales, and branch transactions. Our firm also has experience in distressed institution situations and FDIC-assisted transactions.

Robinson Bradshaw also represents community banks in lending transactions of all types. Our firm can provide assistance with negotiating and documenting complex lending agreements and participations, and we also assist community banks with drafting form loan documents or related agreements.

In representing community banks, the full array of our firm’s capabilities is available to the client as needed. We can easily access other lawyers within the firm for federal and state tax matters, employment law, ERISA and employee benefits, executive compensation, intellectual property, real estate and litigation. We also regularly provide securities advice to our community banking clients, both for public and private offerings and for securities compliance.

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