Luse Gorman Serves as Legal Counsel to Equitable Bancorp, MHC in its Proposed Merger with South Shore Mutual Holding Company

August 16, 2018

On August 16, 2018, Equitable Bancorp, MHC (“Equitable MHC”), East Weymouth, Massachusetts, the mutual bank holding company for Equitable Bank, and South Shore Mutual Holding Company (“South Shore MHC”), Weymouth, Massachusetts, the mutual bank holding company for Coastal Heritage Bank, announced their entry into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which South Shore MHC will merge with and into Equitable MHC under the name Equitable Bancorp, MHC.

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Luse Gorman Serves as Legal Counsel to AJS Bancorp, Inc. in its Proposed Merger with NorthWest Indiana Bancorp

August 1, 2018

On July 31, 2018, AJS Bancorp, Inc. (“AJSB”), Midlothian, Illinois, the holding company for A. J. Smith Federal Savings Bank, and NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (“NWIN”), Munster, Indiana, the holding company for Peoples Bank SB, announced a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which AJSB will merge with and into NWIN, with NWIN as the resulting company.

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