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BankBryanCave Version 2.0

February 23, 2017

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Robert Klingler

BankBryanCave Version 2.0

February 23, 2017

by: Robert Klingler

Brickman Cleans Up!Over the last several weeks, we’ve updated the BankBryanCave.com site to a new design, new hosting service and new e-mail subscription service.  The updates have been long overdue, and should help us continue to provide interesting and useful content.  As expected, the site redesign also engendered lots of internal conversation and renewed interest in the platform.  Accordingly, I hope that the next weeks and months will continue to provide new voices and new perspectives on issues affecting community bankers.

As with the industry as a whole, we are eagerly awaiting upcoming regulatory relief and changes.  Although the changes will hopefully reduce the regulatory burden for many, change is never easy, and we intend to address what community banks will need to do to adjust to those changes.

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Regulatory Lawyer Selected as Firm Chair-Elect

December 18, 2013

Authors

Bryan Cave

Regulatory Lawyer Selected as Firm Chair-Elect

December 18, 2013

by: Bryan Cave

We are pleased to announce that Bryan Cave LLP has completed the process of naming a successor to Don Lents as Chair of the Firm.  Therese (“Terry”) Pritchard will serve as Chair-Elect until the completion of Don’s term on September 30, 2014.  Don will continue to serve as Chair of the Firm during that time, working closely with Terry in order to assure a smooth and effective transition.

Our community banking lawyers are pleased to have someone with an extensive regulatory background, including bank regulatory experience, as our incoming chair.  Terry joined the firm in 1999, resident in the Washington DC office, having earlier served in several senior positions in government agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Office of Thrift Supervision.  For more than 30 years, she has concentrated her practice on securities and financial institutions enforcement and litigation, representing major public companies, banks, accounting firms, broker-dealers,

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Bryan Cave Named 2012 BTI Brand Elite Law Firm

June 28, 2012

Authors

Bryan Cave

Bryan Cave Named 2012 BTI Brand Elite Law Firm

June 28, 2012

by: Bryan Cave

Bryan Cave LLP has been recognized as having one of the strongest brands in the legal marketplace, according to a recent study by BTI Consulting Group. The study, “The BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms 2012,” ranked Bryan Cave among the top 18 law firms by reputation and brand perception.

BTI’s annual analysis measures top-of-mind recognition of nearly 400 law firms based on unbiased, unprompted, direct feedback from more than 500 individual interviews with in-house counsel at the world’s largest organizations. During the course of one-on-one, in-depth interviews with decision-makers at top-spending companies conducted between June 2010 and March 2012, BTI probed clients as to which law firms they associate with the nine distinct characteristics driving their decision to select, consider and hire a particular law firm.

According to the report, Bryan Cave was among the 18 law firms that enjoy substantially better brand perception

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Bryan Cave Ranks 6th in Thomson Reuters 2011 M&A Results

March 23, 2012

Authors

Bryan Cave

Bryan Cave Ranks 6th in Thomson Reuters 2011 M&A Results

March 23, 2012

by: Bryan Cave

As part of an international law firm, the attorneys practicing in Bryan Cave’s financial institutions practice also have the advantages of an extremely deep bench in completing all types of merger and acquisition transactions.  Bryan Cave is ranked among the top legal advisers for M&A work involving a U.S. target for 2011, according to recently released data by Thomson Reuters.

The firm is ranked sixth based on the number of transactions completed involving a U.S. target, with 101 completed transactions during the year. Additionally, the firm ranks 22nd for completed transactions worldwide with 116 deals closed.

Thomson Reuters, recognized as maintaining the most comprehensive database available on mergers and acquisitions, noted in its full report that while the value of worldwide mergers and acquisitions was up from comparable 2010 levels, the number of deals was down 5.5 percent compared to last year.

“Our transactional practice enjoyed a very impressive year

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Four New Partners Join Bryan Cave’s Charlotte Office

March 1, 2012

Authors

Bryan Cave

Four New Partners Join Bryan Cave’s Charlotte Office

March 1, 2012

by: Bryan Cave

The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP welcomes Partners Chris Kupec, Rick Brown, Mark Vasco and Ben Sidbury to its Charlotte office. Kupec and Brown will practice with the firm’s Banking Group; Vasco will practice with the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group; and Sidbury will practice with the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.

“We are excited to be expanding the Charlotte office’s capability to serve our clients needs in banking, intellectual property and commercial litigation and look forward to working with Chris, Rick, Mark and Ben,” said Keith Dunsmore, Charlotte managing partner.

Kupec focuses his practice on middle market lending transactions involving banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions. Representative transactions include asset-based and leveraged lending transactions. He also has significant experience in second lien and mezzanine financings.

Kupec received his J.D., with high honors, in 1980 from the University of North Carolina and was a member of the Order of the

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Bryan Cave Elects Klingler and Civins to Partnership

January 3, 2012

Authors

Bryan Cave

Bryan Cave Elects Klingler and Civins to Partnership

January 3, 2012

by: Bryan Cave

Effective January 1, 2012, Bryan Cave LLP elected 14 new lawyers to partnership in the firm. Bryan Cave’s strength and depth in advising community banks is further enhanced by the election of Rob Klingler and Kim Civins to the partnership.

Rob Klingler is in our Atlanta office and is a partner in our Financial Institutions group. Rob regularly counsels financial institutions, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law issues. Rob has advised community banks, as well as their officers and directors, concerning issues related to the current difficult financial and regulatory environment.  Rob is a frequent public speaker about federal and state banking regulations, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  Prior to joining the firm, he was an assistant

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Bryan Cave Recognized for Outstanding Client Service

December 15, 2011

Authors

Bryan Cave

Bryan Cave Recognized for Outstanding Client Service

December 15, 2011

by: Bryan Cave

Bryan Cave has been ranked number 2 out of approximately 650 law firms which serve Fortune 1000 companies, in BTI Consulting Group’s annual “Client Service A-Team.” BTI’s annual survey of law firm client service performance is designed to identify and recognize those firms which deliver best-in-class service. This marks the 4th consecutive year in which Bryan Cave has been included in the top 30 firms in the survey. “The results of this independent survey are a very important confirmation of our emphasis on client relationships and service,” said Don Lents, Chair of Bryan Cave LLP.  To read more click here.

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Bryan Cave LLP Combines With Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

December 6, 2011

Authors

Bryan Cave

Bryan Cave LLP Combines With Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

December 6, 2011

by: Bryan Cave

The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP and 113-year-old, Denver-based Holme Roberts & Owen LLP (HRO) will combine their practices effective Jan. 1, 2012, following a recent vote by the partners of both firms. Globally, the firm will continue to be known as Bryan Cave LLP. The combination will add exceptional legal capabilities in energy, natural resources and sports law to Bryan Cave’s international resources while expanding the firm’s worldwide presence into the Rocky Mountain region and adding significant new depth and experience in California.

The combined law firm will have more than 1,100 attorneys in over 30 law and professional service offices around the globe. It is expected to rank among the 25 largest in the world.  The combination with HRO will provide additional platforms for the continued expansion of Bryan Cave’s national community banking practice.

“Combining with HRO represents a unique opportunity for both firms to expand the

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Announcing Bryan Cave's new Retail Banking Team

June 1, 2010

Authors

Robert Klingler

Announcing Bryan Cave's new Retail Banking Team

June 1, 2010

by: Robert Klingler

Drawing from diverse legal disciplines, we have formed a client team with a focus on retail banking compliance and contractual matters.  Whatever day-to-day legal assistance you need in your retail banking area, we can provide prompt and accurate guidance.

We have many years of experience in all of the federal consumer banking regulation, and every day we work to stay current with the constantly changing regulatory environment.  We will help you avoid the regulatory minefields.  Our Retail Banking Team can assist your bank in all of the following areas:

  • Deposit account agreement reviews;
  • Deposit advertisement reviews;
  • Overdraft policies and disclosures;
  • Remote deposit capture agreements and policies;
  • Automated clearing house agreements;
  • Credit card, mortgage and other lending advertisement reviews;
  • Credit card, mortgage and other lending disclosure and agreement reviews;
  • Power of attorney interpretations;
  • Trust documents and trustee power reviews;
  • Individual Retirement Account transactions;
  • Prepaid card programs;
  • Check fraud assistance;
  • Online
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BankPogo.com is now Bank Bryan Cave

January 1, 2009

Authors

Robert Klingler

BankPogo.com is now Bank Bryan Cave

January 1, 2009

by: Robert Klingler

In light of the merger of Powell Goldstein LLP and Bryan Cave LLP, effective January 1, 2009, BankPogo.com has a new name,  a new domain, and a new look.  The site is now called, simply, Bank Bryan Cave, and can now be reached at www.bankbryancave.com.  We think the new look will make it even easier for visitors to find the information they are looking for, while also increasing the speed of the site.

Despite these changes, the most important things are not changing.  The site is still being written by the same attorneys; and we still plan to focus on providing up-to-date information, written in plain English, on the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Programs, and other items affecting community bankers.

As we complete the transition to Bank Bryan Cave, there will potentially be technical hiccups, and you may encounter a broken link,

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