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Gerrish McCreary Smith Consultants and Attorneys is a national leader in assisting community banks, thrifts, credit unions, and their respective holding companies in a variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, going private transactions, stock and mutual holding company formations, credit union to bank conversions, and Subchapter S reorganizations as well as capital raising through common stock private placements and the issuance of trust preferred securities. On the consulting side, many of the firm’s directors facilitate strategic planning retreats for Boards of Directors and executive officers as well as prepare financial models to assist Boards and executive management with strategic decision making.

The firm’s attorneys and consultants are experienced in assisting investor groups and community bank clients in organizing new banks, offering bank regulatory guidance and examination preparation, and assisting troubled or problem banks in negotiating, contesting, and complying with regulatory enforcement actions. In addition, the firm offers advice and guidance to community bank clients regarding executive compensation and employee benefit plans.

 

ENHANCING SHAREHOLDER VALUE THROUGH CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS
On-line Seminar
Graduate School of Banking - Wisconsin
October 7 & 9, 2014
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

ANNUAL CEO/DIRECTORS CONFERENCE & LEADERSHIP BANKER DEVELOPMENT MEETING
Community Bankers of West Virginia
October 10, 2014
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

COMPENSATION PRACTICES
Webinar
Independent Community Bankers of America
October 14, 2014
Cliston V. "Doc" Bodine, III, Speaker

DIRECTOR AND "C-SUITE" STRATEGIES FOR A NEW ENVIRONMENT
Independent Community Bankers of America
Montelucia Resort
Scottsdale, AZ
October 14-15, 2014
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

ICBA ANNUAL DIRECTORS CONFERENCE
Independent Community Bankers of America
Montelucia Resort
Scottsdale, AZ
October 16-19, 2014
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

THE COMMUNITY BANK SURVIVAL GUIDE: CREATING TRUE VALUE FOR YOUR STOCKHOLDERS
Advanced Management Forum
Graduate School of Banking - Wisconsin
October 29-31, 2014
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

DIRECTOR SERIES: DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE SUCCESSION PLANNING STRATEGY FOR MANAGEMENT AND THE BOARD
Financial Education & Development, Inc.
November 4, 2014
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker

BUY, SELL OR HOLD FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
Georgia Bankers Association
The Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
November 4-5, 2014
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The bank regulatory agencies recently imposed additional requirements regarding Tax Allocation Agreements that must be complied with no later than October 31, 2014. Please see our Firm's Memorandum to Clients and Friends summarizing the new requirements here. Let us know if our Firm can be of assistance to your institution in achieving compliance with the additional requirements prior to the quickly approaching deadline.