In September, our Firm announced that, effective January 1, 2018, it will merge with the law firm of Lindquist & Vennum.  I previously had the pleasure of introducing our future colleague and guest blog post author Amy Lauck, whose practice focuses on prepaid cards, mobile banking, and payment systems.

It is now my pleasure to introduce our future colleague Scott Coleman, who accepted my invitation to write a guest blog post about the bank regulatory provisions of the regulatory reform bipartisan bill that the Senate Banking Committee is scheduled to markup next week. For 25 years, Scott has represented banks and bank holding companies in connection with mergers, stock purchase transactions, branch purchase and assumption transactions, capital raising, corporate restructuring, branching, non-bank acquisitions, changes in bank control and charter conversions. He has also represented organizers seeking to form bank holding-companies, apply for deposit insurance, and charter new depository institutions. Scott has expertise in a wide array of bank regulatory requirements, interstate banking and branching, lending limits, Basel III and capital guidelines.