Areas of Practice
  • Catholic University Law School
    JD, 1979
    Research Editor, Catholic University Law Review

  • Michigan State University
    BA, 1973
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Court Admissions
  • US Supreme Court
James Stewart
Suite 200 W
1227 25th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
202.434.4671 tel
202.434.8395 fax

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James C. Stewart is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. He advises financial institutions on regulatory and transactional matters.

Jim has extensive experience representing financial institutions with respect to corporate, securities, and bank regulatory issues. His transactional experience includes advising clients on securities offerings, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, stock conversions, reorganizations, and bank start-ups. Jim has served as issuer’s or underwriter’s counsel in numerous mutual to stock conversion transactions and other capital raising transactions.

Before establishing his private practice, Jim served for six years in the General Counsel’s Office of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the predecessor to the Office of Thrift Supervision. In this capacity, he was a principal draftsman on regulations relating to stock conversions and acquisitions of control of savings associations. 

Representative Matters

  • Served as counsel to Norwood Financial Corp. in its acquisition of Delaware Bancshares, Inc.
  • Served as the underwriter’s counsel for the $717.5 million second-step conversion of Kearny Financial Corp.



  • American Bar Association, Banking Law Committee
  • Southeastern Conference of Community Bankers, Board of Directors