Luse Gorman is Legal Counsel to Freedom of Maryland FCU in its Proposed Merger with Atlantic Financial FCU

March 26, 2024

On March 21, 2024, Freedom of Maryland Federal Credit Union (“Freedom of Maryland FCU”), Bel Air, Maryland, announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union (“Atlantic Financial FCU”), Hunt Valley, Maryland, pursuant to which Atlantic Financial FCU will merge into Freedom of Maryland FCU with Freedom of Maryland FCU as the surviving entity.


Luse Gorman is Legal Counsel to Harborstone Credit Union in its Proposed Acquisition of SaviBank

March 25, 2024

On March 22, 2024, Harborstone Credit Union, Lakewood, Washington, announced that it had entered into a purchase and assumption agreement to acquire substantially all the assets and assume substantially all the liabilities of SaviBank, Mount Vernon, Washington, and its parent holding company, Savi Financial Corporation, Inc. Following the completion of the acquisition, SaviBank will distribute the net transaction proceeds to stockholders of SaviFinancial Corporation, Inc., which is estimated to be between $16.00 and $17.00 per share of common stock.


Luse Gorman is Legal Counsel to Berkshire Bank in its Proposed Sale of Ten Branches to Three Purchasers

March 8, 2024

On March 4, 2024, Berkshire Bank, Boston, Massachusetts, entered into three definitive agreements to sell ten of its Upstate and Eastern New York branches, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Under the agreements, Berkshire Bank will sell approximately $485.5 million in deposits, $60.5 million of related residential mortgage and consumer loans, and the branch premises and equipment. The sales exclude Berkshire Bank’s commercial banking businesses associated with the branches.


Alert – The Bankers’ Bulletin Vol. 3

March 4, 2024

To our clients and friends:

Today we published Volume 3 of The Bankers’ Bulletin. You can find a copy of this edition here.

This volume covers a recent OCC action related to third-party risk management deficiencies, revisions to the CFPB’s supervisory appeals process, DoJ comments on redlining as a factor in its merger reviews, Vice Chair Barr’s statements regarding recent Fed enforcement and supervisory efforts, and other recent developments regarding merger review legislation and bank chartering.

If you have any questions related to any of the items covered in the Bulletin, please reach out to Brendan Clegg (, Marc Levy (, Agata Troy (, or your regular Firm contact. To learn more about our firm and services, please visit our website.