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Gerrish McCreary Smith Consultants and Attorneys is a national leader in assisting community banks, thrifts, credit unions, and their respective holding companies in a variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, going private transactions, stock and mutual holding company formations, credit union to bank conversions, and Subchapter S reorganizations as well as capital raising through common stock private placements and the issuance of trust preferred securities. On the consulting side, many of the firm’s directors facilitate strategic planning retreats for Boards of Directors and executive officers as well as prepare financial models to assist Boards and executive management with strategic decision making.

The firm’s attorneys and consultants are experienced in assisting investor groups and community bank clients in organizing new banks, offering bank regulatory guidance and examination preparation, and assisting troubled or problem banks in negotiating, contesting, and complying with regulatory enforcement actions. In addition, the firm offers advice and guidance to community bank clients regarding executive compensation and employee benefit plans.

 

BUY, SELL OR REMAIN INDEPENDENT: THREE STRATEGIES FOR EACH
Assembly for Bank Directors
The Ritz
Amelia Island, Florida
January 31, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker

FORMING AND USING THE BANK HOLDING COMPANY TO CREATE VALUE
On-Line Seminar
Graduate School of Banking - Wisconsin
February 11, 2015
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

COMMON MISTAKES IN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
On-Line Seminar
Graduate School of Banking - Wisconsin
February 11, 2015
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

FIVE WAYS TO IMPROVE THE VALUE OF YOUR ORGANIZATION
On-Line Seminar
Graduate School of Banking - Wisconsin
February 25, 2015
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

CAPITAL PLANNING IN THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT
On-Line Seminar
Graduate School of Banking - Wisconsin
February 25, 2015
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

BANK DIRECTOR CURRENT ISSUES
Pre-Conference, 2015 ICBA Community Banking Live
Orlando, Florida
March 1, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Moderator

FROM A SOW'S EAR TO A SILK PURSE: THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY BANKING
2015 ICBA Community Banking Live
Orlando, Florida
March 2, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker

SEVEN SECRETS OF THE NEW M&A MARKET
2015 ICBA Community Banking Live
Orlando, Florida
March 2, 2015
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

PREPARING TODAY FOR LEADERSHIP TOMORROW
2015 ICBA Community Banking Live
Orlando, Florida
March 2, 2015
Cliston V. "Doc" Bodine, III, Speaker
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

GREAT EXPECTATIONS_YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2015 Community Bank Leadership Academy
Community Bankers Association of Georgia
March 11, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

COMMON DIRECTOR MISTAKES TO AVOID
2015 Community Bank Leadership Academy
Community Bankers Association of Georgia
March 11, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY BANKING: HOW TO TURN A SOW'S EAR INTO A SILK PURSE!
Iowa Bankers Annual Bank Management Conference
Iowan Bankers Association
March 12, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker

7TH ANNUAL BANK DIRECTORS' AND EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
Community Bankers Association of Georgia
Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina
Atlanta, Georgia
March 23, 2015
Philip K. Smith, Moderator

THE ROLE OF DIRECTORS IN COMPLIANCE
7th Annual Bank Directors and Executive Management Conference
Community Bankers Association of Georgia
Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina
Atlanta, Georgia
March 23, 2015
Cliston V. "Doc" Bodine, III, Speaker

FINANCIAL EVALUATION OF MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin
Webinar
March 31, 2015
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

REGULATION E MADE EASY
Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin
Webinar
April 7, 2015
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

RESOLVING AN UNEXPECTED COMPLIANCE EMERGENCY
Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin
Webinar
April 14, 2015
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

ICBA COMMUNITY BANK CHAIRMAN'S FORUM
Naples Grande Hotel
Naples, Florida
April 20-21, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

ICBA MERGER AND ACQUISITION WORKSHOP
Naples Grande Hotel
Naples, Florida
April 22-23, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

EFFECTIVE SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY BANKING
Young Bankers Convention
Tennessee Bankers Association
April 26-28, 2015
Cliston V. "Doc" Bodine, III, Speaker

PREPARING TODAY FOR COMMUNITY BANKING TOMORROW
Tennessee Bankers Association
April 27, 2015
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

CBA OF GEORGIA CHAIRMAN'S SUMMIT
May 4, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker
Philip K. Smith, Speaker

REGULATOR & INDUSTRY HOT BUTTON FOR DIRECTORS
Financial Education & Development Webinar
May 7, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker

THE BUSINESS OF BANKING
Barret School of Banking
May 17, 2015
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

CREDIT UNIONS IN A CONSOLIDATING INDUSTRY: ACQUIRING ANOTHER INSTITUTION OR BRANCH
Credit Union Webinar
July 21, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker

STRATEGIC PLANNING YEARS 1, 3 & 5: SCOPE, TECHNIQUES & ELEMENTS IN DRAFTING YOUR WRITTEN PLAN
Financial Education & Development Webinar
September 2, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker

PACIFIC COAST BANKING SCHOOL
September 4, 2015
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

FINANCIAL EVALUATION OF MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin
Webinar
September 15, 2015
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

REGULATION E MADE EASY
Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin
Webinar
September 22, 2015
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

RESOLVING AN UNEXPECTED COMPLIANCE EMERGENCY
Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin
Webinar
September 29, 2015
Greyson E. Tuck, Speaker

ICBA COMMUNITY BANK CHAIRMAN'S FORUM
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 12-13, 2015
Jeffrey C. Gerrish, Speaker
Philip K. Smith, Speaker