Lindquist & Vennum LLP was ranked as the Midwest leader and third top law firm in the United States for 2014 in SNL Financial’s league tables for bank and thrift legal advisers, based on the number of transactions completed. SNL Financial is a leading provider of business intelligence services for the banking, insurance, financial services, real estate, energy, and media and communications sectors. Lindquist has held a Top 10 position in the national rankings for more than a decade.
During 2014, Lindquist’s banking attorneys advised Midwest-based community banking clients in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin through 14 whole-bank transactions. The number of transactions completed has increased steadily over the past three years.
“2014 was an active year as consolidation continued in the community banking sector,” said Scott Coleman, chair of Lindquist’s Financial Institutions Practice Group. “Due to pricing increases and industry health, we expect similar transaction volume in 2015.”
Lindquist & Vennum’s Financial Institutions Practice Group offers guidance to more than 300 financial institutions ranging from privately owned and closely held banks to superregional financial holding companies. The group regularly advises clients in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising initiatives, complex regulatory issues, and strategic planning.