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Mike Keeley


Mike Keeley


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Mike Keeley is a corporate and regulatory banking lawyer in Norton Rose Fulbright's Dallas office. The primary focus of Mike's practice is acquisition, regulatory, enforcement and securities law matters for financial institutions. Mike serves as the head of the firm's Bank M&A Practice and co-head of the Securities Practice.  Mike advises clients on a broad range of capital markets transaction, including IPOs, debt, equity and hybrid capital securities offerings, both public and private. Mike provides strategic counseling to a broad range of clients ranging from small community banks and investor groups to multi-billion dollar public entities. Mike serves as regular outside corporate and securities counsel to several NASDAQ-listed companies and advises on SEC disclosure and other requirements of the federal securities laws.

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  • Education

    JD, DePaul University, 1996
    BS, Finance, Fairfield University, 1993

  • Representative experience
    • Represented Nasdaq-listed bank holding company in its $56 million acquisition of a Subchapter S community bank
    • Represented $1.8 billion privately held bank holding company in its $300 million sale to a Nasdaq-listed bank holding company
    • Represented Nasdaq-listed bank holding company in its $22 million acquisition of privately held community bank
    • Represented $600 million privately held bank holding company in its acquisition of a $600 million privately held bank holding company
    • Represented privately held bank holding company in its acquisition of $800 million bank holding company
    • Represented community bank purchase of factoring company
    • Represented community bank purchase of corporate trust company
    • Represented issuers and investment bankers in over 60 separate financial institution capital transactions (public and private) between 2005 and 2014
    • Represented underwriters in connection with initial public offering of multiple financial institutions
    • Represented public financial institution in a private offering of $25 million in convertible subordinated debt
    • Represented privately held financial institution in a $1 billion equity offering to finance purchase of failed bank assets from FDIC.
    • Represented investment bank on a $300 million recapitalization of a privately held financial institution
    • Represented issuer in a $8 million public rights offering
    • Represented seller of a $3.5 billion bank to a money center bank
    • Represented purchaser of $300 million in bank assets
    • Represented shareholder in successful proxy contest of a publicly-traded corporation
    • Frequently advises private equity funds in investments in financial institutions
  • Admissions
    • Illinois State Bar
    • Texas State Bar
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting Group, 2018
  • Publications
    • "Has the Supreme Court Emasculated the One Voice Doctrine," Barclays Bank v. California Franchise Tax Board, 8 DePaul Bus. L. J. 134, 1995
  • Speaking engagements
    • M&A Update, Texas Bankers Association Conference, June 2014
    • Capital Planning, Acquire or Be Acquired Conference, January 2014
    • Focus on the Future, BKD Symposium, November 2013
  • Memberships and activities
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT)
    • Texas Bankers Association (TBA)