Attorneys focused on financial services and regulatory issues who regularly deal with, or who formerly served as senior officials and legal counsel of, federal and state agencies responsible for the supervision of banks and other financial institutions including the:

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Federal Reserve Board
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
    Federal Housing Finance Agency
    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
    Financial Stability Oversight Council
    Commodities Futures Trading Commission
    Department of Justice
    Department of Treasury
    Securities and Exchange Commission
    Office of Management and Budget
    Federal Trade Commission


Recognized by Chambers USA

Ranked in U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms," 2011 - 2017

Ranked among the nation's top firms for Financial Services:

    Regulatory in Legal 500

Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Private Equity

Venable's Financial Services Group advises bank and thrift institutions on M&A transactions involving geographic and product expansion. The Group has assisted financial holding companies in corporate reorganizations to integrate newly acquired companies or rationalize existing structures. We help clients to access public and private capital markets, and we advise private equity investors on the regulatory aspects of investing in banking organizations.

Our recent experience includes helping an applicant to acquire a federal savings bank previously owned by a large brokerage firm and to relocate the institution from Maryland to New York.

We also served as the primary legal advisor on an acquisition by private investors of a state commercial bank using a section 363 bankruptcy proceeding, obtaining approvals from the state banking regulator, the FDIC and the Federal Reserve Board, as well as the Creditors' Committee of the selling company, and the bankruptcy court.