Richard Schaberg

"Richard Schaberg is a rock star in financial services law. He is a great speaker and generous with his expertise."


Richard Schaberg, head of the U.S. Financial Institutions and co-head of the FinTech groups, is a recognized "go to" trusted advisor to financial institutions and service providers, for all facets of corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital offerings, and complex bank regulatory and compliance matters.

For more than 30 years, Rich has played a lead role for clients in connection with debt and equity offerings, M&A, corporate governance matters, proxy contests, securities law compliance, and exchange listing standards. Synthesizing his deep corporate transactional experience with an acute and seasoned knowledge of bank regulatory issues, he provides valued business solutions for regulated banking and financial services clients.

Rich practices before the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), all federal banking agencies – including the OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, and NCUA – and most state banking agencies.

Awards and recognitions


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


Finance: Financial Services Regulation
Legal 500 US


Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts
Legal 500 US


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Fintech, Recommended
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1985

B.A., Bucknell University, cum laude, 1981


Member, American Bar Association

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, Massachusetts Bar Association

Member, New York State Bar Association

Trustee, Agawam Council

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York


Representative experience

Represented Sussex Bancorp in its US$45m merger with Community Bank of Bergen County, NJ.

Represented SB One Bancorp in its US$48m acquisition of Enterprise Bank.

Represented Greater Hudson Bank in its acquisition by ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.

Represented Sussex Bancorp in its US$25m offering of common stock.

Represented Regions Financial in its partnership with online FinTech small business lender Fundation.

Represented Lake Sunapee Bank Group in its US$143m sale to Bar Harbor Bankshares.

Represented Westfield Financial in its US$110m merger with Chicopee Bancorp, Inc. creating the largest locally managed bank in Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Represented CNB Financial Corporation in its US$24.5m acquisition of Lake National Bank of Mentor, Ohio.

Represented TFB Bancorp, the holding company for The Foothills Bank, in its US$62.4m acquisition by Glacier Bancorp, Inc.

Represented First ULB Corp and its wholly owned subsidiary United Business Bank, FSB, in its US$38m merger with Bay Commercial Bank.

Advised CNB Financial Corporation on its issuance of US$50m subordinated debt.

Represented a US$20bn bank holding company in its negotiation of enforcement orders.

Represented CNB Financial in its acquisition of F&C Financial and its follow-on common stock offering.

Represented Radius Bancorp in its recapitalization by various private equity investors.

Represented Lake Sunapee Bank Group in its acquisition of three banks and one wealth management advisor.

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