Steven Lanter represents financial institutions and their holding companies in a wide range of matters, including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, de novo bank formations, general bank regulatory matters, annual SEC representation, stockholder relations, mutual holding reorganizations and mutual-to-stock conversions.


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Representative Transactions:

Represented First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, Waukesha, Wisconsin, in its mutual holding company reorganization and stock offering.

Represented Heritage Bank of St. Tammany, Covington, Louisiana, in its mutual to stock conversion and initial public offering.

Represented Madison County Bank, Madison, Nebraska, in its acquisition of Winside State Bank, Winside, Nebraska.

Represented First Federal of Northern Michigan, Alpena, Michigan, in its acquisition of Bank of Alpena, Alpena, Michigan.

Represented New Buffalo Savings Bank, New Buffalo, Michigan, in its mutual to stock conversion and initial public offering.

Represented Esquire Bank, Brooklyn, New York, in its de novo formation and subsequent stock offerings.

Represented shareholder group in successful proxy contest to gain control of Board of CryoCell International, Inc.

Represented Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. as underwriter’s counsel in an initial public offering of a Nebraska-based savings and loan holding company.

Represented Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. as underwriter’s counsel in a $121.7 million initial public offering by a Washington state savings and loan holding company.