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John W. Tanselle

Partner

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 1981, magna cum laude

Indiana University, B.S., 1978, summa cum laude

Admissions

Indiana

John counsels the management of financial institutions and their boards of directors with respect to general corporate matters, corporate governance issues, securities law compliance, regulatory compliance, regulatory enforcement situations and executive compensation issues.

He has served as counsel in numerous transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, hostile takeovers, issuer tender offers and the formation of de novo financial institutions.

He has also served as issuer's counsel and underwriters' counsel in public offerings of equity and debt securities and been involved in the implementation of leveraged employee stock ownership plans.

Honors

  • Selected to Best Lawyers Indianapolis Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year": 2014
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in banking and finance law: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in financial services regulation law: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Selected to Indiana Super Lawyers list: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Selected to "Who's Who in Banking" by the Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Selected to "40 Under 40" by the Indianapolis Business Journal

Memberships & Involvement

  • Board of Trustees: Methodist Health Foundation; Christian Theological Seminary
  • Member: Indianapolis Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association; The Beacon Society of Methodist Hospital

Experience

  • Counsel responsible for the formation of state and nationally chartered financial institutions and the formation of holding companies for these institutions
  • Counsel for the issuer of subordinated debentures in a public offering registered under the Securities Act of 1933
  • Counsel for the participant in a financial institution in a merger of equals
  • Counsel for the acquiring entity in a financial institution acquisition, including the issuance of securities in a private placement by the acquiring entity in order to fund the acquisition
  • Counsel to financial institution holding companies with respect to filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • Counsel for the selling entities in financial institution mergers
  • Counsel to financial institutions with respect to the formation of bank holding companies
  • Counsel to boards of directors with respect to corporate governance matters
  • Counsel to financial institutions in cease and desist matters and other regulatory enforcement matters
  • Counsel to financial institutions in converting from the mutual to stock form of ownership, including the issuance of securities in connection with such conversion
  • Counsel to financial institutions with respect to the formation of subsidiaries, including investment subsidiaries

Publications

  • Handling the Post-Examination Process
    Hoosier Banker Magazine, August 2011
  • What to Do Before the Examiners Come...and Understand Your Bet
    Hoosier Banker Magazine, July 2011

Presentations & Events

  • 2016 MEGA Conference
    Indiana Bankers Association, May 2016
  • Need Talent? Got Talent? Tools to Attract and Retain Your Key People
    Seminar, April 27, 2016
  • Latest Development in Banking Law
    BKD Financial Services Symposiums: Focus on the Future, 2014
  • BASEL III: Confronting a New Regulatory Environment 
    Indiana Bankers Association 2014 MEGA Conference
  • Capital: New Requirements and New Opportunities
    Indiana Bankers Association 2012 Annual Convention
  • Capital is King! A Practical and Regulatory Perspective on Capital and the Impact of the JOBS Act 
    Indiana Bankers Association, 2012
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Update - 2011
    Indiana Bankers Association 2011 Annual Conference
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Update - 2010
    Indiana Bankers Association 2010 MEGA Conference
  • Financial Services Reform – Critical Issues Facing Financial Institution in the Wake of Dodd-Frank
    Indiana CPA Society, 2010
  • 2010 Financial Regulatory Reform: What You Need to Know Now!
    Indiana Bankers Association, 2010
  • Changing Capital Requirements and Raising Capital
    Indiana Bankers Association, 2010