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Lindquist & Vennum Ranked 1st in the Midwest and 3rd Nationally for Whole Bank Transactions


Lindquist & Vennum LLP was ranked as the Midwest leader and third top law firm in the United States for 2013 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.

During 2013, Lindquist’s banking attorneys advised Midwest-based community banking clients in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin through 11 whole-bank transactions. The number of transactions completed in 2013 was a modest increase over the number of transactions completed in 2012.

Lindquist has held a Top 10 position in the national rankings for more than a decade. Scott Coleman, chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice Group, commented, “Lindquist is pleased to have had the opportunity to represent buyers and sellers in five states in stock purchase and merger transactions throughout 2013. We expect 2014 to be just as active as consolidation continues in the community banking sector.”

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.

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