Alert – SEC Finalizes Climate Disclosure Rules

April 1, 2024

To our clients and friends:

On March 6, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued final rules requiring registrants to disclose climate-related risks and data in certain filings. These final rules are now the subject of legal challenges in several different jurisdictions.

Our Alert regarding the climate-related disclosure rules is available here.


Luse Gorman is Legal Counsel to Freedom of Maryland FCU in its Proposed Merger with Atlantic Financial FCU

March 26, 2024

On March 21, 2024, Freedom of Maryland Federal Credit Union (“Freedom of Maryland FCU”), Bel Air, Maryland, announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union (“Atlantic Financial FCU”), Hunt Valley, Maryland, pursuant to which Atlantic Financial FCU will merge into Freedom of Maryland FCU with Freedom of Maryland FCU as the surviving entity.


Luse Gorman is Legal Counsel to Harborstone Credit Union in its Proposed Acquisition of SaviBank

March 25, 2024

On March 22, 2024, Harborstone Credit Union, Lakewood, Washington, announced that it had entered into a purchase and assumption agreement to acquire substantially all the assets and assume substantially all the liabilities of SaviBank, Mount Vernon, Washington, and its parent holding company, Savi Financial Corporation, Inc. Following the completion of the acquisition, SaviBank will distribute the net transaction proceeds to stockholders of SaviFinancial Corporation, Inc., which is estimated to be between $16.00 and $17.00 per share of common stock.


Luse Gorman is Legal Counsel to Berkshire Bank in its Proposed Sale of Ten Branches to Three Purchasers

March 8, 2024

On March 4, 2024, Berkshire Bank, Boston, Massachusetts, entered into three definitive agreements to sell ten of its Upstate and Eastern New York branches, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Under the agreements, Berkshire Bank will sell approximately $485.5 million in deposits, $60.5 million of related residential mortgage and consumer loans, and the branch premises and equipment. The sales exclude Berkshire Bank’s commercial banking businesses associated with the branches.