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Michael Shumaker

Associate

, Bryan Cave
Atlanta

Tel

1 404 572 5908

Fax

1 404 420 0908

Charlotte

Tel

1 704 749 8976
michael.shumaker@bryancave.com
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Michael Shumaker

Associate


Atlanta and Charlotte



One Atlantic Center, Fourteenth Floor
1201 W. Peachtree St., N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3471

Phone:

1 404 572 5908

Fax:

1 404 420 0908

email:

michael.shumaker@bryancave.com

Michael Shumaker is a financial institutions lawyer, focusing on regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law issues.  He has extensive experience advising his financial institution and private equity clients in a variety of matters, including complex merger transactions, control investments and changes in control of banks and bank holding companies, capital-raising transactions, and regulatory compliance.  Mr. Shumaker has also advised the boards of directors of financial institutions and their special committees on a variety of matters, including with respect to regulatory and internal investigations.  His national practice is focused in the Carolinas and in Georgia, and he has been a frequent speaker, writer, and press commentator on various banking matters, particularly with respect to corporate governance, regulatory policy, and capital planning for boards of directors.

Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Mr. Shumaker served as Senior Legislative Assistant to U.S. Congressman Kenny C. Hulshof, a member of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means.  In this capacity, he advised the Congressman on a variety of subjects, including trade, agriculture, transportation and defense.

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.

Professional Affiliations

  • 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

Michael Shumaker is a financial institutions lawyer, focusing on regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law issues.  He has extensive experience advising his financial institution and private equity clients in a variety of matters, including complex merger transactions, control investments and changes in control of banks and bank holding companies, capital-raising transactions, and regulatory compliance.  Mr. Shumaker has also advised the boards of directors of financial institutions and their special committees on a variety of matters, including with respect to regulatory and internal investigations.  His national practice is focused in the Carolinas and in Georgia, and he has been a frequent speaker, writer, and press commentator on various banking matters, particularly with respect to corporate governance, regulatory policy, and capital planning for boards of directors.

Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Mr. Shumaker served as Senior Legislative Assistant to U.S. Congressman Kenny C. Hulshof, a member of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means.  In this capacity, he advised the Congressman on a variety of subjects, including trade, agriculture, transportation and defense.

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

Georgia, 2007

North Carolina, 2012

Education

University of North Carolina, J.D., 2007

University of Georgia, A.B., with honors, magna cum laude, 1999

Publications

  • "Ownership Succession for Family-Owned Banks: Building the Right Estate Plan" (co-authored with Kim Civins), Bankdirector.com, April 2015
  • "Integrating a New Product Line: Asking the Right Questions in the Boardroom," Bankdirector.com, February 2015
  • "Is The Time Right for De Novo Banks?," Bankdirector.com, January 2015
  • "Don’t Forget to Consider Deposits in an Acquisition," Bankdirector.com, December 2014
  • "Recent Developments in Director and Officer Litigation" (co-authored with John R. Bielema and Michael P. Carey), Carolina Banker, Winter 2014
  • "Building a Better Mousetrap: Executing a Merger of Equals," Bankdirector.com, October 2014
  • "Negotiating Complexity: Executive Compensation Issues in M&A" (co-authored with Rick Arenburg), Bankdirector.com, October 2014
  • "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

Professional Affiliations

  • 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

Education

  • University of North Carolina, J.D., 2007
  • University of Georgia, A.B., with honors, magna cum laude, 1999

Admissions

  • Georgia, 2007
  • North Carolina, 2012