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Greg Bader focuses his law practice on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, financial institutions and securities law. Greg leads Gunster’s Banking & Financial Services practice.

Greg has been involved with mergers and acquisitions for numerous public and private financial institutions operating inside and outside of Florida. He has handled a wide array of business combinations, reorganizations, conversions and financings for financial institutions and other companies. Greg has assisted numerous financial institutions and their holding companies with their transactional and regulatory needs, including securities offerings, public company filings, bank regulatory compliance, lending, holding company and bank formations, trust operations, broker-dealer and insurance operations, corporate governance and general corporate counseling.

Greg is a member of the Florida Bar and is active in the Florida Bankers Association, the National Association of Corporate Directors and the South Florida Banking Institute. His civic and community service includes being on the boards of Junior Achievement of South Florida and the Broward County division of the American Red Cross. He is also involved with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and other charities. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine in 1991, and his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 1994.

 

  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-14
  • Florida Trend, “Legal Elite,” 2008-14
  • AV Rated as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers & Partners, “Leaders in Their Field,” Banking & Finance: Regulatory & Transactional, 2008-14
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyer,” 2011-14, “Up & Comer,” 2006-10
  • Cornell International Law Journal 
  • “Bank Secrecy Act: Broker-Dealers Must Also Comply,” The Securities Edge, May 2014
  • “Volcker Rule Exception for Trust Preferred Securities: A Break for Banks or a Sign of Uncertainty?” The Securities Edge, January 2014
  • “Publicly Traded Banks Illustrate the Side Benefits of EDGAR,” The Securities Edge, November 2013
  • “Protect Your Board from Merger and Acquisition Lawsuits with These Five Critical Considerations,” The Securities Edge, October 2013
  • “Uniform Fiduciary Standard for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers? Proceed with caution!” The Securities Edge, August 2013
  • “Securities Law 101 (Part V): Issuing Shares of Stock for Mergers and Acquisitions,” The Securities Edge, May 2013
  • “Stress Tests: Making Sure the Large Banks Can Weather Another Storm,” Westlaw Journal Bank & Lender Liability, 2013
  • “Regulation A+: Raise the Capital You Need Without the Hassle or Expense,” The Securities Edge, September 2012
  • “Interstate Branching Walls Tumble Down,” American Banker, 2011
  • “Fiduciary Responsibilities: Heightened Penalties Make Compliance Critical,” ABA Trusts & Investments, November/December 2003
  • Florida Bankers Association
  • Florida International Bankers Association
  • South Florida Banking Institute
  • American Bankers Association
  • Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance, Bravo Committee
  • LaserPro, Network Counsel for Florida
  • American Bar Association
  • Junior Achievement of South Florida, board of directors, 2012-14
  • American Red Cross, board of directors, 2012-14
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, board of directors, 2011-12