For more than five decades, Bob has counseled banks and financial institutions in a full range of operational and regulatory matters. He focuses his practice on the purchase and sale of banks, the chartering and organization of de novo banks, and the development of expanded banking activities. He also defends banks, financial institutions, and officers and directors in bank agency enforcement actions.
Bob’s deep experience with banking regulation and reform stems from his time serving as Regional Counsel for the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, where he was responsible for legal and regulatory enforcement for all national banks located within a five-state region. Since entering private practice, Bob has leveraged that experience on behalf of local and community banks throughout the West. His practice encompasses federal and state regulatory oversight of financial institutions and his experience includes serving as outside regulatory counsel for banks, who rely on him to serve as a conduit with state and federal regulators.
Bob also represents banks and financial institutions in transactional matters including acquisitions and dispositions. Due to the highly regulated nature of his practice, he works diligently to ensure his clients stay abreast and compliant with the most recent developments and changes in the law.