Practice Areas  
• Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
Mutual-to-stock conversions
Mutual holding company reorganizations and stock offerings
• General Corporate and Securities Law
• Mergers and Acquisitions
Banking and Financial Services
Charter conversions
• AB, Duke University
• JD, Georgetown University Law Center
Admitted to Practice  
• Maryland
• District of Columbia
• Massachusetts










  Steven T. Lanter


Luse Gorman, PC
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 780
Washington, D.C. 20015

Phone: 202.274.2004
Fax: 202.362.2902


Steven Lanter represents financial institutions and their holding companies in a wide range of matters, including securities offerings, annual SEC representation, stockholder relations, mutual holding companies, mutual-to-stock conversions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, and general bank regulatory matters.

Representative Transactions:

  • Represented Madison County Bank, Madison, Nebraska, in its acquisition of Winside State Bank, Winside, Nebraska.

  • Represented First Federal of Northern Michigan, Alpena, Michigan, in its acquisition of Bank of Alpena, Alpena, Michigan.

  • Represented New Buffalo Savings Bank, New Buffalo, Michigan, in its mutual to stock conversion and initial public offering.

  • Represented Esquire Bank, Brooklyn, New York, in its de novo formation and subsequent stock offerings.

  • Represented shareholder group in successful proxy contest to gain control of Board of CryoCell International, Inc.

  • Represented Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. as underwriter's counsel in an initial public offering of a Nebraska-based savings and loan holding company.

  • Represented Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. as underwriter’s counsel in a $121.7 million initial public offering by a Washington state savings and loan holding company.




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