Practice Areas
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, 2004
  • Carleton College, B.A., magna cum laude with academic distinction, 1999
Bar & Court Admissions
  • State of Illinois
  • State of Minnesota
  • State of California (inactive)

Joseph T. Ceithaml

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T. 952.500.9991
T. 312.629.5143
F. 312.984.3150

Joseph is a partner in the Firm's Financial Institutions Group and focuses his practice on corporate and regulatory matters. He regularly represents public and private banks and bank holding companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings and other strategic corporate actions. In addition, Joseph assists the firm's public financial institutions with their continuing compliance with federal and state securities laws. Joseph currently lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the partner-in-charge of developing the group's practice in the upper Midwest region.

Prior to joining the firm, Joseph was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on public and private securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions involving large, publicly traded companies.

Representative Matters

  • Bank Mergers and Acquisitions

    SNL Securities rankings has listed our Firm as one of the top firms in the nation in number of announced bank and thrift merger and acquisition transactions during the past 10 years. For the last decade, our Firm ranked #1 in the Midwest. In total, we have represented buyers and sellers of financial institutions in more than 200 mergers and acquisitions.

  • Capital Raising Transactions

    Represented many financial institutions with respect to public offerings and private placements of common stock, subordinated debentures and convertible subordinated debentures.

  • Securities Regulation and Compliance for Publicly-Traded Bank Holding Companies

    Represent multiple publicly-traded bank holding companies.

  • Treasury's Capital Purchase Program

    Represented a number of financial institutions with respect to their application and receipt of funds under Treasury's Capital Purchase Program.

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Adjunct Professor, Securities Law Graduate Program in Financial Services Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law (2008-2012)


Events & Speaking Engagements