Michael D. Waters

Professional Biography

Michael Waters is a partner in the firm's Banking & Financial Services Practice Group, and has practiced corporate and securities law, primarily in the financial institutions area, for more than 30 years. He also serves as a member of the firm's board of directors. Mr. Waters routinely represents banks, bank holding companies, and other financial entities in acquisitions, capital raising transactions, shareholder issues, new bank formations, and board fiduciary duty issues. He has advised both buyers and sellers in approximately 80 bank mergers and acquisitions, ranging from small community banks to the acquisition of a $34-billion holding company. He also advises banks regarding regulatory issues, examination, compliance, and enforcement proceedings.

Since 1994, Mr. Waters has served as an adjunct professor of law at The University of Alabama School of Law, where he teaches courses in banking law and corporate mergers and acquisitions. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and is a regular contributor to the Community Bankers Association of Alabama's Banking Traditions magazine. Mr. Waters has written numerous law review articles on banking and securities, and is the author of Proxy Regulation, published in 1992 by the Practising Law Institute.

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