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Kathryn Knudson represents financial institutions and their directors, executive officers and major shareholders. She focuses her practice on matters important to community banks of all sizes located throughout the United States. In particular, for over 35 years her focus has included mergers and acquisitions, branch transactions, corporate governance, board and management issues, Subchapter S conversions, regulatory compliance, control investments and changes in control of banks and bank holding companies, securities law issues, including public and private offerings, proxy solicitations, periodic reporting requirements, disclosure obligations and insider trading.

Ms. Knudson also regularly advises boards of directors and their special committees on significant matters, including both internal investigations and also regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. Ms. Knudson has also been a frequent speaker on a wide variety of banking topics to various industry groups.

Ms. Knudson is a member of Bryan Cave LLP’s Financial Institutions Group, which represents hundreds of banks throughout the United States. It is a national leader in merger and acquisition transactions, regulatory compliance, and public and private capital raises for banks and bank holding companies.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Best Lawyers' 2013 Atlanta Financial Services Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year"
    • Best Lawyers in America (Banking Law, 10 years or more)
    • Chambers USA, Georgia (Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory, Top Tier)
    • Georgia Super Lawyer (2004-2016)
    • Chambers USA, Georgia (Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory, Top Tier)
    • Georgia Super Lawyer (2004-2016)
    • Georgia Super Lawyer (2004-2016)
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Professional Affiliations

    • American Bankers Association – Associate Member
    • Georgia Bankers Association and  Community Bankers Association of Georgia  – Associate Member
    • Associate Member of Additional Banking Trade Associations, including Alabama, California, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri and also the Western Independent Bankers
    • American Bar Association – Business Law Section, Banking Law Committee Associate Member
    • State Bar of Georgia – Business Law Section
    • Association for Corporate Growth – Atlanta Chapter (past president)
    • Associate Member of Additional Banking Trade Associations, including Alabama, California, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri and also the Western Independent Bankers
    • American Bar Association – Business Law Section, Banking Law Committee Associate Member
    • State Bar of Georgia – Business Law Section
    • Association for Corporate Growth – Atlanta Chapter (past president)
    • State Bar of Georgia – Business Law Section
    • Association for Corporate Growth – Atlanta Chapter (past president)
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