Ellie Cook represents financial institutions and their holding companies in a range of corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and mutual-to-stock conversions. Ms. Cook also counsels companies on corporate governance matters and meeting their reporting and disclosure obligations. Ms. Cook’s securities law experience includes representing investment banking firms in public offerings and investors in private placements.

Prior to joining Luse Gorman, Ms. Cook worked as a legal intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


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Represented Dime Community Bancshares, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, in its public offering of $115.0 million of subordinated debt.

Represented Citizens Financial Services, Inc., Mansfield, Pennsylvania, in its $21.4 million acquisition of First National Bank of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania.

Represented Northwest Bank, Warren, Pennsylvania, in its sale of three Baltimore, Maryland area bank branches to Shore United Bank, Easton, Maryland.

Represented Newton Federal Bank, Covington, Georgia, in its mutual holding company reorganization and related initial public offering of $34.7 million of common stock.

Represented Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. as underwriter’s counsel in the mutual holding company reorganization and related initial public offering of $144.5 million of common stock of HarborOne Bancorp, Inc., Brockton, Massachusetts.