Luse Gorman Served as Legal Counsel to Citizens Bank of Cape Vincent in its Merger with Gouverneur Savings and Loan Association

September 21, 2022

On September 16, 2022, Citizens Bank of Cape Vincent, a New York commercial bank, completed its merger with Gouverneur Savings and Loan Association, a New York savings and loan association, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gouverneur Bancorp. Inc., a federally chartered holding company, whose parent company is Cambray Mutual Holding Company, a federally chartered mutual holding company. The cash transaction was valued at approximately $8.5 million and the consolidated assets of the combined company are approximately $217.2 million.

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Scott A. Brown and Lawrence M. F. Spaccasi presented at the Massachusetts Bankers Association 2022 Annual Compensation Conference

September 21, 2022

Scott A. Brown and Lawrence M. F. Spaccasi presented “The Role of Compensation in M&A Transactions” at the Massachusetts Bankers Association 2022 Annual Compensation Conference in Framingham, Massachusetts. Noting how compensation and employee benefit-related matters can impact pricing, deal timing and employee retention, this session focused on how compensation matters affect transactions and what should be done in advance to avoid common pitfalls and planning errors. The session also included discussion of how the structure of compensation arrangements can impact the attractiveness of a seller and the flexibility and creativeness that a buyer can employ to minimize adverse personal and corporate tax consequences and possible delays. This session also provided practical guidance and pre-planning measures that should be taken in advance of any transaction.

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Newsletter – Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act

September 19, 2022

To our clients and friends:

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has proposed regulations to implement the Adjustable Interest Rate Act (the “LIBOR Act”). The LIBOR Act and the Federal Reserve’s proposed implementing regulations are intended to address the discontinuation of the USD LIBOR benchmarks on June 30, 2023, by establishing a SOFR-based replacement benchmark that will automatically apply to agreements that rely on LIBOR and do not have a contractual non-LIBOR-based fallback benchmark.

Our newsletter, which summarizes the key provisions of the proposed regulations, is available here.

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