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Matthew D. Hanaghan

Of Counsel / Boston

Overview

Matthew Hanaghan is Of Counsel in the Nutter's Corporate and Transactions Department. His practice focuses on corporate and regulatory advice to banks, savings associations, and other financial institutions. He is a member of the firm’s Banking and Financial Services practice group and Privacy and Data Security practice group, and is the editor of the Nutter Bank Report.

Matt has experience handling a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters for financial institutions and clients in other industries, including mergers and acquisitions of both public and private companies, regulatory compliance issues, internal reorganizations, joint ventures, private equity transactions, and general corporate matters. He has represented clients before various federal and state regulatory agencies, including the Federal Reserve, OCC, OTS, FDIC, and the Massachusetts Division of Banks.

Matt has also counseled clients in responding to data security breach incidents and developing information security programs. He has served as a panelist and authored on consumer compliance and data security issues.

Matt is a member of the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee and the Boston Bar Association Banking and Financial Services Committee. During law school, he was a senior editor of the Journal of International Economic Law.

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.

  • Coastal Heritage Bank

    Nutter is representing South Shore Mutual Holding Company, the mutual holding company for Coastal Heritage Bank, a $517.1 million-asset community bank headquartered in Weymouth, in its pending merger with Equitable Bancorp, MHC, the mutual holding company for Equitable Bank, a $332.9 million asset community bank headquartered in East Weymouth.

  • 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.

  • First Commons Bank, N.A.

    Nutter advised First Commons Bank, N.A. in its proposed merger with Brookline Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKL). The total value of the transaction is approximately $55.958 million. The total value of the transaction is approximately $55.958 million.

  • North Shore Bank

    Merger with Merrimac Savings Bank 

  • North Middlesex Savings Bank

    Nutter represents North Middlesex Savings Bank in its pending merger with Marlborough Savings Bank. The combined bank will have assets of close to $1 billion and $95 million in equity and operate a network of 14 branches. 

  • Institution for Savings

    Acquisition of Rockport National Bancorp, Inc.
    $28.3 million

  • Connecticut River Bancorp, Inc.

    Merger with Mascoma Mutual Financial Services Corporation
    $26.7 million

  • Bank of New Hampshire

    Nutter advised Bank of New Hampshire and its parent BNH Financial, a mutual holding company, in their pending acquisition of Community Guaranty Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary Community Guaranty Savings Bank, a New Hampshire guaranty savings bank. After the merger, the combined entity will have approximately $1.4 billion in assets and 23 branch offices through New Hampshire.

  • Adams Community Bank

    Nutter advised Adams Community Bank, a mutual savings bank based in Adams, Massachusetts, in its acquisition of The Lenox National Bank, a national bank located in Lenox, Massachusetts. The transaction was completed on October 16, 2015. Adams paid approximately $14.3 million in cash for all outstanding shares of Lenox common stock. 

  • Centrix Bank & Trust

    Merger with Eastern Bank Corporation
    $134 million

  • North Brookfield Savings Bank

    Merger with FamilyFirst Bank

  • Greenfield Cooperative Bank

    Merger with Northampton Cooperative Bank

  • Granite Savings Bank

    Merger with Cape Ann Savings

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Education & Admissions

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.

Indiana University, B.A.

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Industry Expertise

Matt is a member of the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee and the Boston Bar Association Banking and Financial Services Committee.

Noteworthy

Matt has experience handling a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters for financial institutions and clients in other industries, including mergers and acquisitions of both public and private companies, regulatory compliance issues, internal reorganizations, joint ventures, private equity transactions, and general corporate matters.

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