Bank Of Pontiac’s Merger With First Farmers State Bank


Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP served as Pontiac Bancorp, Inc.’s and Bank of Pontiac’s legal counsel, while Godfrey & Kahn S.C. served as legal counsel to Minier Financial, Inc. and First Farmers State Bank in the transaction.

Bank of Pontiac, headquartered in Pontiac, Illinois, and First Farmers State Bank, headquartered in Minier, Illinois, announced that First Farmers State Bank will merge into Bank of Pontiac. The transaction will add banking locations in Minier, Delavan and Bloomington to the footprint of Bank of Pontiac, which presently has offices throughout Livingston County as well as in Coal City. It will bring the assets of Bank of Pontiac to approximately $800 million.

Barack Ferrazzano’s legal team was led by Andrea L. Sill (Picture), Emily N. Henkel and Dennis R. Wendte. Executive compensation and benefits are being handled by Andrew K. Strimaitis and Andrew J. Gordon. Tax and business planning matters are being handled by Michael J. Towne and Alice Lin.

Involved fees earner: Andrew Gordon – Barack Ferrazzano; Emily Henkel – Barack Ferrazzano; Alice Lin – Barack Ferrazzano; Andrea Sill – Barack Ferrazzano; Andrew Strimaitis – Barack Ferrazzano; Michael Towne – Barack Ferrazzano; Dennis Wendte – Barack Ferrazzano;

Law Firms: Barack Ferrazzano;

Clients: Pontiac Bancorp;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti