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On the BB&T/SunTrust Merger…

February 7, 2019

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Jonathan Hightower

On the BB&T/SunTrust Merger…

February 7, 2019

by: Jonathan Hightower

Many of us who are native Southerners sat with mouths agape as we read the announcement of the $66 billion (!) all-stock merger of equals between super regional banks BB&T and SunTrust. Few of us who grew up in Georgia have not been personally impacted by these banks in some way or another. For me, my aunt worked at Trust Company Bank when I was a kid, and BB&T bought a local thrift (Carrollton Federal), making its way into our home market where it remains today. After college, law school barely beat out an offer to work in SunTrust’s commercial

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Roleplaying as Chief Strategy Officers

February 4, 2019

Authors

Robert Klingler

Roleplaying as Chief Strategy Officers

February 4, 2019

by: Robert Klingler

On January 25th, Jonathan and I returned to the studio to record the latest podcast for The Bank Account. We’re trying to live up to our commitment to podcast more often in 2019 then we did in 2018; nothing like setting a low bar!

We first briefly discuss the latest IRS regulations for the taxation of Subchapter S banks and the reactions that we’ve seen

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A Holiday Buffet of Banking News

December 28, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

A Holiday Buffet of Banking News

December 28, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

On December 27th, Jonathan and I returned to the studio to record the latest podcast for The Bank Account. We haven’t discussed New Year’s Resolutions, but we’ll try to return to a little more normalcy in 2019!

For those that have missing our voices, (a) please seek help… that’s not normal and (b) we were also recently guests on the ABA Banking Journal Podcast.

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Acronym Soup: A Discussion of Regulatory Reform

October 2, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

Acronym Soup: A Discussion of Regulatory Reform

October 2, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

On September 28th, Jonathan and I recorded a brief podcast on the impact of regulatory reform on community banks in 2018.  Before turning to substance, I first congratulated Jonathan on his ability to combine two of our shared passions: college football and mergers & acquisitions.  Jonathan’s post on a Football Fan’s

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The Football Fan’s Guide to M&A Transactions

September 20, 2018

Authors

Jonathan Hightower

The Football Fan’s Guide to M&A Transactions

September 20, 2018

by: Jonathan Hightower

With both college and professional (not to mention fantasy) football in full swing, we find many conversations with clients drifting to topics from the gridiron at this time of year.  Given that many of us are devoting a significant amount of our personal time to following our favorite teams, many times business points are best illustrated at this time of year by using football

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We’re Back! And Having a Conversation with Terry Ammons

August 20, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

We’re Back! And Having a Conversation with Terry Ammons

August 20, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

Our unannounced and unplanned summer hiatus is over, and Jonathan and I are back in the studio to provide the latest episode of The Bank Account.  Between travel for various banking conferences, a full work plate, and a few summer vacations, we stepped away from the podcasting studios for a few months (or

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The Atlanta Banking Landscape

May 17, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

The Atlanta Banking Landscape

May 17, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

Jonathan and I discuss the evolving landscape for banking in our hometown, Atlanta, Georgia, in this latest episode of The Bank Account.

the-bank-accountthe-bank-accountSince the beginning of 2018, there has been steady stream of significant deals affecting the Atlanta

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Ragnar!

April 20, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

Ragnar!

April 20, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

On April 13 and 14, 2018, the Financial Services Corporate and Regulatory Team of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner sponsored two teams at the Atlanta Ragnar Trail race.  On this episode of The Bank Account, Jonathan and I discuss the Ragnar race, our thoughts about the Ragnar race, the ambiance of the Ragnar race, the decline of multi-bank charter

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Introducing BCLP and Barry Hester

April 9, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

Introducing BCLP and Barry Hester

April 9, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

Jonathan and I discuss two major deals for our us: the formation of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and the return or Barry Hester in this latest episode of The Bank Account.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is the result of the mergers of historically U.S.-based Bryan Cave LLP and historically U.K.-based Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.  As a truly global firm

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Getting to Yes: A Conversation About Deal Certainty

March 2, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

Getting to Yes: A Conversation About Deal Certainty

March 2, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

the-bank-accountthe-bank-accountJonathan and I discuss deal protections and considerations – from the initial emotions of deciding to sell through deal signing in this latest episode of The Bank Account.

This episode has, in my opinion, some great information for banks looking to undertake M&A activity, from either the buyer or seller’s perspective.  But, I’m most impressed with our smooth transition from friendly banter about our upcoming Ragnar race to our substantive discussion.  (Of course the

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