Provided by Michael Waters
Michael Waters focuses on issues facing banks, financial institutions, and other financial-services entities.
Mike has practiced corporate and securities law, primarily in the financial institutions area, for more than 30 years. He routinely represents banks, bank holding companies, and other financial entities in acquisitions, capital raising transactions, SEC and shareholder issues, new bank formations, and board fiduciary duty issues. He has advised buyers and sellers in approximately 110 bank mergers and acquisitions, ranging from small community banks to the acquisition of a $34 billion holding company. Mike also advises banks regarding regulatory issues, examinations, compliance, and enforcement proceedings.
Mike served as legal advisor to Governor Fob James of Alabama from January 1979 to July 1980.
Alabama Law Foundation, Board of Governors (2018);
Alabama Citizens Constitutional Commission, Governor Bob Riley, Member (2003);
Alabama Law Institute, Member; Task Force on the Revised Alabama Uniform Securities Act, Chairman (2004-2005);
Alabama State Bar, Task Force on Admissions, Chairman (2003-2006); Task Force on Bar Examinations (1997);
Alabama State Board of Bar Examiners, Chairman (1991-1994); Member (1987-1994);
Birmingham Bar Association;
District of Columbia Bar
Michael Waters has significant experience representing financial institutions on M&A, capital finance transactions and regulatory matters. His client base includes domestic banks and bank holding companies.
"Michael is an excellent bank lawyer."