Reinhart expands financial institutions group

Milwaukee-based Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. has added experienced attorneys James Sheriff and John Reichert to its Financial Institutions practice group. The group counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, regulatory compliance, IPOs and corporate governance.

Sheriff has more than 30 years of experience representing large, publicly held banks and holding companies, as well as privately held community banks and thrifts. He also serves as general counsel to the Community Bankers of Wisconsin. Sheriff previously served as vice president and general counsel of a commercial bank in Pennsylvania, and was a director of M&I Bank FSB from 2009 to 2011. He holds a J.D. from Duke University School of Law and a bachelor’s from Boston University.

Reichert regularly counsels financial services companies, presidents, directors and other senior bank executives. He previously spent eight years in varied retail banking, operations and senior management positions at area banks. Reichert holds a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The financial institutions practice group also includes Robert Henkle, Jr., James Bedore, Thomas Myers, Brian Carroll, Benjamin Lombard, Eric Hagemeier and John Tokarz.

“The expansion of Reinhart’s Financial Institutions practice group with the addition of these two talented attorneys builds upon our strong banking practice,” said Reinhart chief executive officer Jerome Janzer. “Banks, holding companies, thrifts and other financial service clients will be able to leverage our comprehensive expertise to accomplish their business objectives. As the banking landscape continues to change, it will be critical for these institutions to have strategic counsel that can help them navigate increasing industry complexity and a dynamic regulatory environment.”

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