The pace of community bank M&A looks promising for 2020, but for community banks, finding a target that’s a strategic fit can be a significant obstacle. Adam Maier, a partner at Stinson LLP, outlines how community banks can overcome this challenge. He also shares why prospective sellers should focus on corporate governance.

  • How Community Banks Can Compete for Deals
  • Advice for Prospective Sellers
  • Predictions for Community Bank M&A in 2020

Adam Maier


Adam Maier is a partner at Stinson LLP. Mr. Maier applies his prowess in finance and the law to help his banking and other financial services clients successfully navigate the complexities of the highly regulated finance industry. He focuses his deep knowledge of banking and financial services law on the business interests and growth strategies of financial institutions and their owners. He advises financial institutions in a broad range of strategic transactions, including buying and selling banks and branches, de novo charters, forming holding companies, raising capital and reorganizations.

In a constantly changing regulatory environment, Mr. Maier represents financial institutions before state and federal regulatory authorities and strategizes on complex regulatory investigations and approvals for new products. He counsels on commercial, real estate and asset-based financing arrangements and analyzes legal issues arising under the Uniform Commercial Code, regulatory laws and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.