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  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Eotvos Lorand University College of Law, Hungary, Summer 2006
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Peter Rivas
Partner
Suite 200 W
1227 25th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
202.203.1086 tel
202.203.0000 fax

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Peter Rivas is a partner in the firm's Banking & Financial Services Practice Group. He counsels clients on a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, SEC reporting obligations, and corporate governance matters. He regularly represents bank holding companies, commercial banks, savings and loan holding companies, and savings banks on regulatory matters. Mr. Rivas also advises financial institutions with respect to various federal and state corporate and compliance matters.  

Mr. Rivas has experience representing financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, stock purchases, and asset purchases, for both public and private companies. His practice focuses primarily on transactions in the financial services industry and he has significant knowledge of the regulatory aspects of such transactions. 

Mr. Rivas also advises boards of directors of financial institutions on bank regulatory issues, fiduciary obligations, public disclosure requirements, and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Rivas's practice involves representation of financial institutions in federal securities matters and in federal regulatory matters and actions.

Representative Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions 

  • Represented publicly traded bank holding company in acquisition of private company and its commercial bank subsidiary for $90 million in stock and cash. 
  • Represented publicly traded bank holding company in acquisition of private bank holding company and its commercial bank subsidiaries for $258 million in stock and cash. 
  • Represented publicly traded bank holding company in acquisition of private bank holding company and its commercial bank subsidiary for $101 million in stock and cash. 
  • Represented publicly traded bank holding company in acquisition of private bank holding company and its commercial bank subsidiary for $64 million in stock and cash. 
  • Represented publicly traded bank holding company in acquisition of publicly traded bank holding company and its commercial bank subsidiary for $168 million in stock and cash.  
  • Represented publicly traded bank holding company in acquisition of private bank holding company and its commercial bank subsidiary for $43 million in stock and cash.   
  • Represented publicly traded bank holding company in acquisition of private bank holding company and its commercial bank subsidiary for  $133 million in stock and cash. 
  • Represented publicly traded bank holding company in acquisition of private bank holding company and its commercial bank subsidiary for $40 million in stock and cash. 
  • Represented private bank holding company and its commercial bank subsidiary in its sale to a publicly traded bank holding company for $21.5 million in cash.
  • Represented publicly traded bank holding company in its proposed acquisition of a  commercial bank for $12.5 in cash. 
  • Represented commercial bank subsidiary of a publicly traded bank holding company in connection with its purchase and assumption of substantially all of the assets and liabilities of a commercial bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as receiver. Total assets (including loans): $408 million and Total deposits:  $372 million.   

Securities Transactions

  • Represented mutual institution in proposed formation of a holding company, public offering and simultaneous proposed acquisition of a bank holding company and a bank.  
  • Represent bank holding company as issuer in connection with a follow-on offering of common stock.   
  • Represented bank holding company as issuer in connection with a follow-on offering of common stock and related acquisition of a converted mutual institution for stock. 

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  • Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program