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Noel M. Gruber provides full-service, business-minded transactional advice to financial institutions in matters pivotal to an institution's course, such as mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, public and private securities offerings, bank formations and proxy contests, and other efforts to change management or policy. As Senior Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, he represents financial institutions throughout the United States on securities, corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters.

Mr. Gruber also has extensive experience handling matters such as periodic reporting and securities disclosure, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank Act compliance, compliance with corporate governance listing requirements of the national securities exchanges, holding company formations, regulatory reporting, applications and enforcement matters, executive compensation arrangements, employment agreements, voting agreements, new product and line of business development, as well as representation of issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements.

His recent work includes the representation of:

  • The sole underwriter of a $150 million public offering for a $8 billion Nasdaq-listed bank holding company
  • A $6 billion Nasdaq-listed bank holding company in multiple public offerings of common stock and subordinated notes and multiple mergers
  • A $740 million bank in the formation of a holding company and the private placement of $25 million of subordinated debt
  • A $300 million nonreporting bank holding company in a merger with a larger bank holding company in contiguous market
  • A $50 million national bank in recapitalization offering of $30 million in equity securities

He frequently comments on proposed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and bank regulatory rules that can have a significant impact on the banking industry and publicly reporting companies, and keeps clients informed on the legal and regulatory developments affecting their businesses.

Mr. Gruber received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from New York University.

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  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988 (cum laude)
  • B.A., New York University, 1985 (magna cum laude)


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania

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