Ernie Panasci, Ryan Behrman to Present at Mergers and Acquisitions Conference

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Ernie Panasci and Ryan Behrman are presenting at Western Independent Bankers Mergers and Acquisitions Conference June 26-28, 2016 at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco.

Ernie is moderating a panel June 27 entitled "Investment Banker Panel – State of M&A." The panel of industry experts will discuss current pricing, the latest transactions and give their take on the current bank M&A environment .

Ryan will be speaking on Tuesday, June 28. His presentation is entitled "Best Practices & Due Diligence on Existing Contracts."

One of the most important factors in the financial success of an acquisition is the recognition and understanding of the various existing third party contracts in place of the acquired institution. In this session acquirers will gain insight into things to look out for at the front end of a transaction and sellers can get ideas on how to structure to ensure the best price for your bank. Attendees will hear firsthand from experienced legal experts who have seen the good, the bad and the ugly in regards to contracts in relation to M&A deals.

Ernie is a partner in the firm's Denver office and practices 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.

Ryan is a partner in the firm's Denver office. He represents financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions and commercial lending transactions and advises private business clients with respect to entity formation, general corporate matters and strategic transactions, including stock sales, asset sales and mergers.

For more information on the Mergers and Acquisitions Conference, or to register, visit the WIB website.

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