David W. Swartz and Edward C. Hogan Present at New Jersey Bankers Association’s South Jersey Roundtable Meeting

READING, PA, October 8, 2014 – David W. Swartz, Chair of the Financial Institutions Group and Co-Chair of the Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets Group , and Edward  C. Hogan, Shareholder of Stevens & Lee, presented at the New Jersey Bankers Association South Jersey Roundtable held on October 1, 2014, in Vineland, New Jersey.

In the presentation “Corporate Governance and Effective Board Function,” Messrs. Swartz and Hogan discussed corporate governance principles under SEC and exchange rules and policies, and shared best practices and current trends in corporate governance for public and non-public company boards and major board committees.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Swartz has focused his practice on the representation of financial institutions and other public company clients in corporate matters, capital formation, securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and corporate governance.

Mr. Swartz has represented private and publicly traded financial institutions in more than 50 acquisitions involving banks, insurance and securities brokerage operations and registered investment advisors. He has served as counsel to the issuers in public and private capital markets transactions totaling more than $5 billion.

Mr. Hogan represents financial institutions and other companies in connection with public offerings and private placements of securities, mergers and acquisitions and ongoing regulatory requirements under banking, insurance and securities laws, as well as general corporate and shareholder matters.

Mr. Hogan has represented both banks and insurance companies in their conversions from mutual to stock form. He has served as both issuer’s and underwriter’s counsel in initial and secondary public offerings and in private placements of equity. He has advised start-up (de novo) banks and their organizers on formation and organization matters, obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals and raising initial capital. Mr. Hogan has also assisted multiple banks and thrifts with the formation of their holding companies.