Community Banking

Community banks are a large and vital part of the country’s economic fabric. Despite — and perhaps because of — their importance, these institutions face a number of unique challenges. At Troutman Sanders, our firm is committed to helping our community bank clients capture market opportunities and navigate the difficult regulatory environment, and to providing effective counsel at a positive value. We have a long history of serving community banks, during which we have forged strong relationships with and become trusted, go-to counsel for our clients. We often serve as the principal outside counsel for community banks; as a result, our attorneys are able to offer well-rounded and creative legal and business advice that focuses on the needs of these valuable institutions.

Our attorneys’ deep, practical experience with this key segment of the banking industry is complemented by our good judgment, an attribute that has been developed over many years of serving community banks around the country. We advise community bank clients in the following areas:

  • Regulation and compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Securities and capital markets
  • Mortgage, financial technology and other financial services

To better serve our community bank clients, our financial institutions attorneys have also developed broad, multidisciplinary teams that include employee benefits, lending, litigation, real estate, tax and estate planning, and other attorneys focused specifically on the needs of community banks.

  • Assisting and advising numerous groups in connection with all aspects involved in the formation of new community banks and bank holding companies
  • Advising banks on public and private offerings of common and preferred stock and senior and subordinated debt, including recapitalizations, at-the-market and registered direct offerings, and transactions involving warrants and other convertible securities
  • Representing buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions involving whole banks, failed banks, branches and bulk-asset transactions
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