Stinson Leonard Street Lands Among Leaders in Mid-Year 2014 SNL Rankings

Press ReleaseBanking Practice Ranked #3 in Bank and Thrift Legal Advisor Rankings

(KANSAS CITY, Mo. / MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) Aug. 19, 2014 – Stinson Leonard Street LLP again landed among the top bank and thrift legal advisors in recent rankings issued by SNL Financial. The firm is ranked #3 in SNL's mid-year league tables based on the number of bank deals announced as of June 30, 2014.

"Deal activity in the banking sector continues to be steady in 2014 with many banks seeking to grow while they manage regulatory and economic conditions," said Bob Monroe, who chairs Stinson Leonard Street's Banking and Financial Services Division. "With us passing the mid-year point in the first year of our combined firm, we're pleased with the mid-year ranking and will aim to finish 2014 on a strong note."

On Jan. 1, 2014, Stinson Morrison Hecker and Leonard, Street and Deinard completed their merger, creating Stinson Leonard Street LLP. The combined firm has offices in 14 cities and more than 520 attorneys, which puts Stinson Leonard Street among the 75 largest law firms in the U.S.

The combination of practices from the two predecessor firms created a national banking team with more than 75 attorneys, all of whom have experience advising banks and financial institutions throughout the Midwest, Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions, and also markets in proximity to the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

The firm's Banking and Financial Service Division has also ranked at or near the top in recent years. In 2012, the firm advised on more bank and thrift mergers and acquisitions, and branch sales, than any other U.S. legal advisor, according to SNL Financial data.

The Banking and Financial Service Division handles mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights for community and regional banks, and large national banks. The firm also represents clients acquiring the assets and deposits of failed banks.

About Stinson Leonard Street

Stinson Leonard Street LLP provides sophisticated transactional and litigation legal services to clients ranging from individuals and privately held enterprises to national and international public companies. As one of the 75 largest firms in the U.S., Stinson Leonard Street has more than 520 attorneys and offices in 14 cities, including Minneapolis, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minn.; Kansas City, St. Louis and Jefferson City, Mo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Decatur, Ill.; Wichita and Overland Park, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; and Bismarck, N.D.

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