Lawrence Spaccasi, John Gorman and Gary Lax Presented at the Bank Leadership and Profitability Improvement Conference

August 21, 2019

Messrs. Spaccasi, Gorman and Lax presented a variety of subjects at the Crowe, Stifel and Luse Gorman sponsored “Bank Leadership and Profitability Improvement Conference,” held in Miami Beach, Florida. The presentations focused on cannabis bank, cyber security and corporate governance matters and was attended by community banking industry lenders.


Gary Lax presented “Cannabis and Banking” on a panel at the Crowe Leadership Conference

August 20, 2019

Gary A. Lax presented “Cannabis and Banking” on a panel at the Crowe Leadership Conference on August 20, 2019, in Miami, FL. The panel discussed marijuana-related businesses and Industrial Hemp, the status of federal and state laws, and the elements of a risk assessment and compliance program to on-board customers and provide financial products and services to these customers.


Luse Gorman Serves as Legal Counsel to Country Bank Holding Company, Inc. in its Proposed Merger with OceanFirst Financial Corp.

August 12, 2019

On August 9, 2019, Country Bank Holding Company, Inc., New York, New York (“CYHC”), the holding company for Country Bank, and OceanFirst Financial Corp., Red Bank, New Jersey, the holding company for OceanFirst Bank, N.A., announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which CYHC will merge with and into OceanFirst Financial, with OceanFirst Financial as the resulting company.