Michael S. Sadow

Michael Sadow, through his professional corporations, is a partner of the firm.  Mr. Sadow concentrates his practice on corporate finance (public and private), SEC reporting, mergers and acquisition, charter conversions and compliance matters.  Mr. Sadow represents public and private financial institutions, independent board and committee members, and other corporate clients in SEC regulatory, corporate, corporate governance and transactional matters.  He also regularly represents public companies as outside corporate counsel, advising them on SEC registration and reporting requirements, corporate governance, stock option and other employee benefit matters and general corporate matters.

Mr. Sadow represents state and federally chartered credit unions throughout the United States. His credit union practice principally focuses on strategic planning, cross-industry mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.  In 2013, Mr. Sadow completed the first ever purchase of a federal mutual savings bank by a credit union.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sadow was associated with a Maryland law firm where he specialized in corporate and real estate matters.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College and a J.D., cum laude, from the American University, Washington College of Law.  He is also a certified public accountant and a member of the District of Columbia Bar; Maryland Bar; American Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association and Maryland Bar Association.

Representative Matters

  • Represented ViewPoint Financial Group, Inc., Plano, TX (now known as LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc.) in its stock/cash acquisition of LegacyTexas Group, Inc., Plano, TX
  • Represented Advance Bank, Baltimore, MD in its sale to Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore, Inc., Baltimore, MD in the first ever cross industry federal mutual savings bank/credit union transaction
  • Represented ViewPoint Bank, Plano, TX (formerly know as Community Credit Union) in its mutual holding company reorganization and $110.6 million initial public common stock offering; and its subsequent “second step” conversion and $198.6 million public common stock offering.
  • Represented Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc., Seattle, WA, and dozens of other clients, in the design and implementation of stock based incentive plans.
  • Represented Think Federal Credit Union, Rochester, MN ($1.3 billion in assets) in its conversion to a federal savings bank charter.
  • Represented Community Credit Union, Plano, TX ($1.3 billion in assets) and OmniAmerican Credit Union, Fort Worth, TX ($1.2 billion) in their conversions from Texas-chartered credit unions to federal savings banks.
  • Represented numerous public companies in connection with the design and implementation of corporate governance guidelines and best practices.