Ernie Panasci, a partner in the firm's Denver office, focuses his practice in the areas of financial institutions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and counsels financial institutions about federal and state banking matters and related securities law and financing issues. He has been directly involved in more than 100 transactions as counsel for buyers or sellers of financial institutions and the merger and acquisition of businesses in a diverse range of other industries. Ernie focuses his practice throughout the Western United States, including the States of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, California, Idaho and Washington. Ernie assists financial institutions and their affiliate companies in creatively structuring and successfully implementing mergers and acquisitions. The firm has been a leader among law firms in the United States in the number of deals in which it served as counsel. Ernie also assists companies in regulatory enforcement and interventions, public and private capital formation and strategic planning matters. Ernie advises directors and officers concerning their obligations and potential exposure in their individual capacities. Ernie is a regular speaker at Banking conferences and serves as a facilitator to Bank boards and their management teams.
Ernie is a regular speaker for numerous technology companies and business associations on areas including: directors' and officers' liability, mergers and acquisitions, bank compliance and regulatory enforcement actions at the state and federal levels.