Areas of Practice
  • Catholic University Law School, J.D., 1979; Research Editor, Catholic University Law Review
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1973
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • Maryland, 1997
James Stewart
Suite 200 W
1227 25th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
202.434.4671 tel
202.434.4661 fax

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James C. Stewart is a partner in the firm’s Banking & Financial Services Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions with respect to corporate, securities, and bank regulatory issues. His transactional experience includes securities offerings, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, stock conversions, reorganizations, and bank start-ups. Mr. Stewart has served as issuer’s or underwriter’s counsel in numerous mutual to stock conversion transactions.

Before private practice, he 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, where he was a principal draftsman on regulations relating to stock conversions and acquisitions of control of savings associations.

Mr. Stewart received his juris doctor degree from Catholic University Law School where he served as an editor of the Law Review, and a bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars and a member of the Banking Law Committee of the American Bar Association.



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