Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group is pleased to welcome Neil Patel as its newest associate. Neil comes to the Firm from the Chicago office of a national law firm where he focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising transactions, securities and general corporate matters. Before pursuing a legal career, Neil was a senior analyst in the Dallas office of a national consulting firm, providing economic, financial and business strategy consulting to law firms, corporations and government agencies.

"We are looking forward to Neil joining us. He is a highly-skilled transactional attorney who will add first-rate talent to the Firm and continue to strengthen the already unmatched experience of our Group."
-Robert M. Fleetwood, Co-Chair, Financial Institutions Group

Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group

Our 30-attorney Group has represented more than 250 financial institutions across the country. Our M&A experience is unparalleled—in 2017 we were the #1 legal advisor in the U.S. by announced bank and thrift M&A transactions and over the past decade, our Group ranked #1 in the Midwest region by number of announced bank and thrift merger and acquisition transactions, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Financial Institutions Group was again named as one of the top financial institution groups in the nation in the U.S. News & Best Lawyers 2018 report.

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