Over the past 5 years we are the #2 legal advisor in the U.S. and #1 in the Midwest by announced bank and thrift M&A transactions and in 2020, our Group again ranked #1 in the Midwest region according to S&P Global Market Intelligence (by announced bank and thrift M&A transactions).


Highlights of the Last 5 Years Highlights of the Last Decade Best Law Firm Since 2007
  • 72 M&A transactions
    $4.7 billion total deal value
    #1 in the Midwest
    #2 in the U.S.
  • 121 M&A transactions
    $6.6 billion total deal value
    #1 in the Midwest
    #4 in the U.S.
  • Top Tier recognition
    Regional & National
    Best Lawyers® &
    "Best Law Firms"

Additionally, in 2020 our group has been actively involved in representing issuers, underwriters, and placement agents in both public and private issuances of subordinated debt and preferred stock. We have been engaged on more than 25 such offerings totaling over $2 billion in capital for the industry, several of which are still ongoing.

BFKN's 30-attorney Financial Institutions Group is one of the largest banking groups serving community and regional banks across the U.S. Our Firm is relationship-driven — we treat our clients like you treat your customers. When serving clients, we leverage our vast experience and knowledge of the banking industry to provide quality results at an efficient price. We are highly responsive and easy to work with, and we strive with each and every client to become its trusted legal advisor.

Whatever your issue, we've likely addressed it with one of our other clients and won't have to start from scratch when you call. Contact us today to arrange an introductory meeting or call.

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