Subscription Center  

Press Releases

Venable represented 1st Mariner Bank ("1st Mariner") in connection with it entering into a definitive agreement and plan of reorganization with Howard Bancorp, Inc. ("Howard"), whereby Howard will acquire 1st Mariner. Upon the closing of the transaction, 1st Mariner will merge with Howard's wholly owned bank subsidiary, Howard Bank, and the combined organization will operate under the Howard Bank name and be headquartered in 1st Mariner's existing Baltimore city location. For more information about the transaction, the press release issued by the parties is available here.

The Venable team, led by Mike D. Schiffer, included, among others, Bryson L. Cook, John B. Beaty, John A. Wilhelm, Norman Lencz, Eric R. Smith, Todd Gustin, Gueter Aurelien, Mario A. Richards, and Katherine M. Lamberth.