Stinson is consistently ranked among the top U.S. legal advisors for bank mergers and acquisitions and bank branch sales, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. In the last five years, we have represented buyers and sellers in more than 50 bank mergers and acquisitions. Stinson also regularly advises on debt and equity financings for banks and bank holding companies, including public and private securities offerings, subordinate debt and other hybrid securities, tender offers and bank stock loans.

Hundreds of banks and bank holding companies nationwide rely upon Stinson to execute their most important M&A transactions. We blend legal considerations with a deep knowledge of the business of banking to creatively structure and implement bank M&A and capital markets transactions. With nearly 20 attorneys devoted to serving financial institutions, we are positioned to address the nuanced regulatory, corporate, securities, tax, ERISA, real estate and antitrust issues inherent in such transactions.


  • Mid-America Bancshares, Inc. in its sale of The First National Bank of Girard to GN Bankshares Inc. (Kansas)
  • H&R Block Bank in its sale of assets and deposits to Bank of the Internet. (Missouri and California)
  • Kensington Bancorp, Inc. in its acquisition of North American State Bank/North American Insurance Agency Inc. from NASB Shares, Inc. (Minnesota)
  • King Bancshares, Inc. in its acquisition of Verus Bank from First Team Resources Corporation. (Kansas)
  • California Bank of Commerce in its merger with Pan Pacific Bank. (California)
  • Docking Bancshares, Inc. in its sale of City Bank and Trust to Equity Bancshares, Inc. (Kansas and Oklahoma)
  • Liberty Bank in sale of assets and insured deposits in nine separate branch sales transactions, followed by the voluntary dissolution of the federal savings bank, without a bank failure or FDIC receivership. (Iowa)
  • 1st Bank of Yuma in the acquisition of Mohave State Bank. (Arizona)
  • 1st Bank of Yuma in the acquisition of First Fidelity Bank, N.A. (Arizona)
  • Central Financial Corporation in its sale of Central Bank and Trust Co. to RCB Holding Company, Inc. (Kansas and Oklahoma)
  • Capital City Bank in its sale to Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (Kansas)
  • Deerwood Bank in its acquisition of Plaza Park State Bank from Plaza Agency, Inc. (Minnesota)
  • Springfield Bancshares in its sale of Springfield Bank to QCR Holdings, Inc. (Missouri)
  • Plains Bancshares, Inc. in its acquisition of Bank VI from Sixth Bancshares, Inc. (Kansas)
  • Oakstar Bancshares in its acquisition of First National Bank, Camdenton. (Missouri)
  • BankLiberty in its acquisition of Lawson Bank from Lawson Financial. (Missouri)
  • The St. Marys State Bank (PCI Holdings, Inc.) in its sale to Wamego Bancshares. (Kansas)
  • FirstOak Bank (FNB Bancshares, Inc.) in its acquisition of The State Bank of Kansas from Fredonia State Bancshares, Inc. (Kansas)
  • Metropolitan National Bank in its sale to Bear State Bank. (Arkansas)
  • First Bancshares, Inc. in its acquisition of Stockmens Bank. (Kansas and Missouri)
  • Capital West Bank in its sale to ANB Bank. (Wyoming)
  • Four Corners Community Bank in its purchase of the Citizens State Bank of Cortez. (Colorado)
  • Valley View Bancshares in its merger of Security Bank with six other affiliated banks located in the Kansas City area, including Valley View State Bank, The Mission Bank, Industrial State Bank, First Bank of Missouri, Bank of Lee’s Summit, and Citizens State Bank in Paola, Kansas. (Kansas and Missouri)
  • Dickinson Financial Corporation in its acquisition of Merit Bank, a subsidiary of Community Bancshares of Kansas. (Kansas)


  • Cash and stock bank mergers. (both public and private)
  • Whole-bank purchase and assumption transactions.
  • Branch purchase and assumption transactions.
  • De novo charters of new banks.
  • Charter conversions.
  • Failed bank acquisitions.
  • Bank holding company formations.
  • Financial holding company activities and acquisitions.
  • Joint ventures and affiliated business arrangements.


  • Public offerings of common stock.
  • Private placements of debt and equity securities.
  • Subordinated and convertible debt.
  • Reverse stock splits.
  • Tender offers for debt and equity securities.
  • Sub-chapter S elections.
  • Asset securitization.
  • Trust preferred securities.


  • Publicly held and privately owned banks.
  • Bank holding companies and financial holding companies.
  • National banks and federal savings banks.
  • State chartered banks and industrial banks.
  • Specialty finance companies.
  • FinTech innovators and start-ups.
  • Market place lenders.
  • State licensed (non-bank) consumer lenders.
  • Prepaid card issues and servicers.
  • Mortgage bankers/brokers.
  • Loan servicing companies.
  • Investment advisors.
  • Credit unions.



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