Michael Shumaker focuses his practice on financial institutions, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law issues. In particular, Mr. Shumaker advises his financial institution and private equity clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, control investments in bank holding companies, capital raising transactions for public and privately-traded companies, branch sales and acquisitions, and regulatory matters. Other experience includes SEC reporting advice for companies traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market, going-private transactions, director and officer liability insurance matters, real estate-secured lending, and problem loan workouts.
Mr. Shumaker’s practice is primarily focused in the Carolinas and in Georgia.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Shumaker served as Senior Legislative Assistant for U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof, a member of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. In this capacity, Mr. Shumaker advised the Congressman on matters relating to trade, agriculture, transportation, energy, defense and the environment.
During law school, Mr. Shumaker was the Chair of the UNC School of Law Honor Court and a Note and Comment Editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation.
Bar and Court Admissions
North Carolina, 2012
University of North Carolina, J.D., 2007
University of Georgia, A.B., with honors, magna cum laude, 1999
"Integrating a New Product Line: Asking the Right Questions in the Boardroom," Bankdirector.com, February 2015
"Forming a Game Plan for TruPS," Bankdirector.com, September 2014
- "M&A: How to Review Deals at the Board Level," BankDirector.com, August 2014
- "Tearing the Fabric of the WTO: United States–Subsidies on Upland Cotton," 32 N.C. J. Int'l L. & Com. Reg. 547, 2007
American Bankers Association – Associate Member
Community Bankers Association of Georgia – Associate Member
Georgia Bankers Association – Associate Member
North Carolina Bankers Association – Associate Member
South Carolina Bankers Association – Associate Member
South Carolina Bankers Association – Young Bankers Division, Associate Member
UNC Center for Banking & Finance – Board of Advisors
Civic Involvement and Honors
Everybody Wins! Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation
University of Georgia Athletic Association