Contributor : Jonathan Hightower

article | March 20th, 2020

The Uncertain Impact of COVID-19 on the Bank M&A Playbook

Banks should continue M&A planning, albeit with different considerations given the widespread uncertainty surrounding the new coronavirus and its impact on banks.

By: Chet Fenimore, Jonathan Hightower, Nick Gallion
article | October 3rd, 2019

Top 10 Tips for Branch Bidders

Branch deals have unique considerations that prospective bidders should keep in mind before submitting a bid.

By: Jonathan Hightower
article | April 3rd, 2017

Five Common Sense Board Oversight Techniques

In an environment of potential deregulation, boards should focus on improving their own regulatory oversight powers.

By: Jonathan Hightower, Jim McAlpin
video | November 21st, 2016

New Factors Impacting Bank M&A

Commercial real estate concentrations and a potential rise in rates could impact M&A in 2017.

By: Jonathan Hightower
article | August 18th, 2015

Doom Diligence: Don’t Let Your Due Diligence Hurt You

Beyond the more traditional non-financial considerations, an increasing number of sellers now focus on the buyer’s ability to move quickly from a letter of intent to an announced transaction.

By: Jonathan Hightower
article | August 14th, 2015

How the New FDIC Assessment Proposal Will Impact Your Bank

Michael Shumaker and Jonathan Hightower of Bryan Cave LLP write about how a change to the deposit insurance assessment calculation impacts banks below $10 billion in assets.

By: Jonathan Hightower
article | March 9th, 2015

Congress Makes Capital Requirements Easier for Small Banks

A congressional change to the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy spells more options for community banks.

By: Jonathan Hightower, Reed White
article | August 14th, 2013

Self Exam: Improve the Health of the Bank and its Standing with Regulators

A look at how regular self examinations can identify potential internal and external challenges that the bank may face.

By: Jonathan Hightower
article | July 26th, 2013

BASEL III: The Final Rules are Here and It’s Time to Get Ready

Jonathan Hightower at Bryan Cave LLP looks at topics to address at the board level.

By: Jonathan Hightower
article | November 2nd, 2012

The Bank Director’s Approach to M&A: Stay Out of Hot Water

Bank directors should be wary of discussing M&A deals with potential partners without the knowledge of the full board. Bryan Cave's Jonathan Hightower explains why.

By: Jonathan Hightower