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Jason J. Cabral

Partner / Boston

Overview

Jason J. Cabral is a partner in Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department and a member of the firm’s Banking and Financial Services group. Jay's practice focuses on providing corporate and regulatory advice to U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions regarding the application of federal and state banking laws and regulations to their investments, activities and mergers and acquisitions.

Jay provides legal advice to clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, fintech investments, merchant banking investments and activities, controlling and non-controlling investments by and in banking companies, and certain private investment fund-related matters under federal and state banking laws and regulations. Clients frequently engage him for counsel on the implications of various provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, including the Section 165 enhanced prudential standards and the Volcker Rule, navigating the corrective actions necessary for U.S. and non-U.S. bank holding companies to maintain financial holding company status under the Bank Holding Company Act, and developing internal systems and policies and procedures designed to facilitate their compliance with Federal Reserve regulatory reporting obligations. In addition, Jay  regularly advises U.S. and non-U.S. clients in connection with their applications and notices to the Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC, and New York State Department of Financial Services, as well as the potential impact of regulatory enforcement matters and investigations on their worldwide operations.

Prior to joining Nutter, Jay was special counsel in the Financial Services group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, where he counseled leading U.S. and non-U.S. banks and financial services companies, fintech companies, and private equity firms for more than 10 years.

Jay earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he served as Note and Casenote Editor for the Quinnipiac Law Review and was a Dean’s Scholar. He received his B.S., magna cum laude, from Ohio University.

Experience

Experience

  • Hometown Financial Group Inc.

    Nutter is representing Hometown Financial Group, Inc., the bank holding company of bankESB (Easthampton, MA) and bankHometown (Oxford, MA), in connection with its pending acquisition of Pilgrim Bancshares, Inc., a Maryland corporation and the bank holding company of Pilgrim Bank, a Massachusetts-chartered co-operative bank headquartered in Cohasset, MA.

  • PeoplesBancorp

    Nutter is representing PeoplesBancorp, MHC, a Massachusetts mutual holding company, and the bank holding company of PeoplesBank, a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank, both of Holyoke, Massachusetts, in connection with its pending acquisition of First Suffield Financial, Inc., a Connecticut corporation and the bank holding company of The First National Bank of Suffield, a national bank, both of Suffield, Connecticut. The total value of the transaction is approximately $60 million.

  • MNB Bancorp

    Nutter is representing MNB Bancorp, the parent company of The Milford National Bank and Trust Company, in its proposed merger with Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB). Independent is the parent company of Rockland Trust Company. The total value of the transaction is approximately $54.2 million.

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Education & Admissions

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Ohio University, B.S., magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Before Nutter

Prior to joining Nutter, Jay was special counsel in the Financial Services group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, where he counseled leading U.S. and non-U.S. banks and financial services companies, fintech companies, and private equity firms for more than 10 years.

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