Benjamin Azoff focuses his practice on financial institutions, including securities and general corporate law. His experience includes public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, mutual holding company reorganizations, mutual-to-stock conversions and branch acquisitions and sales. In addition, he regularly advises public companies on corporate governance, fiduciary duties, insider trading, stock exchange listing requirements and filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including proxy statements and periodic financial reporting. Mr. Azoff has also assisted a number of financial institutions with bank regulatory and compliance matters.

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Represented HV Bancorp, Inc., Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, in its $21.8 million initial public offering.

Represented Sunshine Bancorp, Inc., Plant City, Florida, in its $42.3 million initial public offering, its $30.3 million acquisition of Community Southern Holdings, Inc. and its proposed sale to CenterState Bank Corporation.

Represented First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., Hammond, Louisiana in its $21.0 million acquisition of Premier Bancshares, Inc. and its $11.6 million initial public offering.

Represented FSB Bancorp, Inc., Fairport, New York in its $10.3 million second-step conversion and stock offering.

Represented LaPorte Bancorp, Inc., LaPorte, Indiana in its $94.1 million sale to Horizon Bancorp, Inc.

Represented Simplicity Bancorp, Inc., Covina, California in its $126.3 million sale to HomeStreet, Inc.

Represented Monadnock Community Bank, Peterborough, New Hampshire in its sale to GFA Federal Credit Union in a precedent setting transaction involving the first sale of a stock savings bank to a credit union.