Contributor : Rob Azarow

article | Bank M&A March 11th, 2019

How A New Court Decision Could Change Bank M&A

A December 2018 Delaware Supreme Court ruling about a “material adverse effect” could change how some banks approach their next deal.

By: Robert Azarow, Marianna Shelenkova
article | Regulation September 14th, 2018

Dodd-Frank Reform Creates New Strategic Considerations For Community Banks

Here are the questions your bank should be answering with a new regulatory framework in place.

By: Robert Azarow, Kevin Toomey
article | Compensation February 16th, 2018

Getting Ready for Proxy Season: Changes to Section 162(m)

Boards should examine executive compensation plans in light of the new tax law.

By: Robert Azarow, Kathleen Wechter, Douglas Pelley
article | Compensation August 25th, 2017

A Cautionary Tale for Compensation Committee Members

A consent order levied against the director of a small Wisconsin bank reminds committee members to thoroughly execute their duties.

By: David Freeman, Robert Azarow, Eleni Zanias, Michael Mancusi, Kevin Toomey, Kathleen Wechter
article | Regulation May 31st, 2017

What Recent Deals Say about the Federal Reserve’s Focus on Fair Lending

A review of the latest bank mergers and acquisitions reveals a Federal Reserve focus on fair lending compliance.

By: Robert Azarow, Eleni Zanias, Kevin Toomey, Robert Fischbeck
article | Legal February 22nd, 2016

It’s Time to Add Legal Analysis to the Due Diligence Process

Banks typically analyze financial issues when valuing a bank before a possible sale or acquisition. But should they be adding legal due diligence to the valuation analysis?

By: Robert Azarow, Brian McCormally, Pratin Vallabhaneni
article | Bank M&A November 21st, 2014

Selling Your Bank? How to Manage the Regulatory Headaches

Arnold & Porter attorneys write about how to make sure your M&A deal is regulator-proof.

By: Brian McCormally, Robert Azarow, Eleni Zanias