Practice Areas  
• Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
Debt and equity offerings
Mutual-to-stock conversions
Mutual holding company reorganizations and stock offerings
• General Corporate and Securities Law
• Mergers and Acquisitions
Banking and Financial Services
Bank regulatory and enforcement
Charter conversions
• BA, Bucknell University
• JD, The George Washington University Law School
Admitted to Practice  
• Maryland
• District of Columbia





















  Scott A. Brown


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

Phone: 202.274.2013
Fax: 202.362.2902


Scott Brown counsels financial institutions a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting compliance and corporate governance matters.  Mr. Brown’s securities experience includes representing issuers and underwriters in initial and secondary public offerings and private placements of securities.  Mr. Brown also assists companies in their reporting and disclosure obligations under federal and state securities laws and other regulations applicable to corporations, directors, officers and principal shareholders.  Mr. Brown also advises financial institutions with respect to various federal and state corporate, regulatory and compliance matters.

Representative Transactions:

  • Represented The Community Financial Corp., Waldorf, Maryland in its $23.0 million offering of subordinated debt.

  • Represented Easthampton Savings Bank, Easthampton, Massachusetts in its $51.3 million all-cash acquisition of The Citizens National Bank, Putnam, Connecticut.

  • Represented The Community Financial Corp., Waldorf, Maryland in its $30.2 million public offering of common stock.

  • Represented United Financial Bancorp, Inc., West Springfield, Massachusetts in its $369.0 million merger of equals with Rockville Financial, Inc.

  • Represented Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank, Baltimore, Maryland in its acquisition of Vigilant Federal Savings Bank in a precedent setting transaction involving the acquisition of a mutual savings bank by a publicly-traded mutual holding company.

  • Represented several investment banking firms as underwriter’s counsel in public and private offerings of common stock and issuances of subordinated debt.

  • Represented SI Financial Group, Inc. in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and related $52.4 million public stock offering.




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