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Mr. Strachan focuses his practice on financial institutions, with particular emphasis on regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law.  In particular, Mr. Strachan 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 public companies, real estate-secured lending, and problem loan workouts.

Mr. Strachan’s recent experience includes:

  • representing a publicly traded bank holding company in its sale to another publicly held bank holding company;
  • assisting banks and bank holding companies in capital raises, Subchapter-S conversions and stock repurchases;
  • representing the survivor in a merger of equals between two publicly traded bank holding companies;
  • representing a publicly traded bank holding company in its sale to a privately held bank holding company that went public in the transaction;
  • representing privately held bank holding companies in their sales to private and public acquirors;
  • guiding public and private banks through the recapitalization process, including addressing securities law issues, obtaining regulatory approvals, and negotiating with senior creditors;
  • representing a publicly traded bank holding company in its acquisition of privately held banks;
  • negotiating and documenting bulk loan sales, both on behalf of buyers and sellers;
  • representing banks in branch and line-of-business acquisitions and dispositions;
  • ongoing securities representation of several publicly-traded bank holding companies, including the preparation of Exchange Act reports, proxy-related filings and Section 16 compliance.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Strachan worked as an auditor with a national accounting firm from 2002 to 2007.  He is a certified public accountant licensed in Virginia.  Mr. Strachan received his J.D. from the University of Georgia in 2010.