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2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
T: 206.777.7506

Stephen M. Klein

Partner

Steve counsels financial institutions about federal and state banking matters and related securities law and financing issues. He utilizes his background and experience as a bank regulator with the Comptroller of the Currency and as an accountant on Wall Street in advising our diverse group of banking clients throughout the Western United States.

Steve assists financial services companies in creatively structuring and successfully implementing mergers and acquisitions and has been involved in more than 100 transactions as counsel for buyers or sellers. Miller Nash Graham & Dunn has been a leader among law firms in the Western United States in the number of deals in which it has served as counsel during the past decade.

Steve counsels financial institutions about federal and state banking matters and related securities law and financing issues. He also assists companies in regulatory enforcement and interventions, public and private capital formation and strategic planning matters. Steve advises directors and officers of “troubled” banks concerning their obligations and potential exposure in their individual capacities. Further, he guides securities registrations for public offerings on behalf of issuers and underwriters and counsels companies on SEC reporting and compliance obligations.

Steve has spoken at “Acquire or Be Acquired,” Bank Director Magazine’s annual national conference on mergers and acquisitions in Arizona every year since 1996. He has hosted and moderated a bank CEO roundtable each year since 2002 and a bank CFO roundtable annually since 2006. Steve is also a frequent speaker at numerous banking conferences.

Representative Experience

  • Skagit State Bank, Burlington, Washington
  • NorthStar Bank, Ballard, Seattle, Washington
  • Cashmere Valley Bank, Cashmere, Washington
  • Community First Bank, Kennewick, Washington
  • Coastal Community Bank, Everett, Washington
  • Canyon Community Bank, N.A., Tucson, Arizona
  • Bank Northwest, Bellingham, Washington
  • Valley Bank, Henderson, Nevada
  • Northwest International Bank, Seattle, Washington
  • Charter Bank, Bellevue, Washington
  • Redding Bank of Commerce acquisition of five branches of Bank of America in California (pending)
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of Cañon National Bank in cash/stock deal
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of Community Bank, Inc. in cash/stock deal
  • Intermountain Community Bancorp acquisition by Columbia Banking System, Inc. in cash/stock deal
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of First National Bank of the Rockies in cash/stock deal
  • Fortune Bank merger with HomeStreet Bank in all-cash deal
  • bankcda acquisition of Kellogg branch of AmericanWest Bank
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of North Cascades National Bank in cash/stock deal
  • Bank of the Pacific acquisition of coastal branches from Sterling Savings Bank
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of First State Bank in cash/stock deal
  • Columbia Banking System, Inc. acquisition of West Coast Bancorp in cash/stock deal
  • Northwest Commercial Bank merger with Heritage Bank in all-cash deal
  • Viking Bank merger with AmericanWest Bank in all-cash deal
  • Columbia State Bank acquisition of Bank of Whitman in FDIC-assisted transaction
  • Columbia State Bank acquisition of First Heritage Bank in FDIC-assisted transaction
  • Columbia State Bank acquisition of Summit Bank in FDIC-assisted transaction
  • Columbia State Bank acquisition of Columbia River Bank in FDIC-assisted transaction
  • Columbia State Bank acquisition of American Marine Bank in FDIC-assisted transaction
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of First Company in cash/stock deal
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of Bank of the San Juans in cash/stock deal
  • Columbia Banking System, Inc. acquisition of Mountain Bank Holding Company in cash/stock deal
  • Columbia Banking System, Inc. acquisition of Town Center Bancorp in cash/stock deal
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of North Side State Bank in cash/stock deal
  • Northern Nevada Bank merger with The Bank Holdings in cash/stock deal
  • Valley Bancorp merger with Community Bancorp in cash/stock deal
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of Citizens Development Company in cash/stock deal
  • Pacific Continental Corporation acquisition of NWB Financial Corporation in cash/stock deal
  • CityBank sale of Diligenz, Inc. to CSC Corporation in all-cash deal
  • Columbia Banking System, Inc. acquisition of Bank of Astoria
  • Community First Bank acquisition of Connell branch of Baker Boyer National Bank
  • BNW Bancorp, Inc. merger with Pacific Financial Corporation in stock deal
  • Cashmere Valley Bank acquisition of Ellensburg branch of Pacific Northwest Bank
  • United Savings and Loan Bank cash/stock merger with Washington Federal
  • Panhandle State Bank acquisition of Orchard Bank branch of Household Bank, f.s.b.
  • Harbor Bank, N.A. merger with First Community Financial Group in all-cash deal
  • Linn-Benton Bank merger with Umpqua Bank in cash/stock deal
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of Wells Fargo branches
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of WesterFed Financial Corporation in cash/stock deal
  • Silverdale State Bank merger with AMB Financial Services Corporation in cash deal
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. acquisition of Mountain West Bank in tax-free stock deal
  • Pioneer Bancorporation merger with Zions Bancorporation in tax-free stock deal
  • CenterPointe Community Bank, Hood River, Oregon
  • Lewis & Clark Bank, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Bank Reale, Pasco, Washington
  • Center Bank, Lynnwood, Washington
  • Eastside Commercial Bank, N.A., Bellevue, Washington
  • Oregon Coast Bank, Newport, Oregon
  • Northern Nevada Bank, Reno, Nevada
  • Community First Bank, Kennewick, Washington
  • Canyon Community Bank, N.A., Tucson, Arizona
  • Charter Bank, Bellevue, Washington
  • Northwest Business Bank, Seattle, Washington
  • Coastal Community Bank, Everett, Washington
  • Bank NorthWest, Bellingham, Washington
  • Bank of Edmonds, Edmonds, Washington
  • Cashmere Valley Bank, liquidation of parent holding company, Cashmere, Washington
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. roll-up of subsidiary banks, Kalispell, Montana
  • Regal Bank, liquidation of parent holding company, Seattle, Washington
  • Community First Bancorp subchapter S conversion, Kennewick, Washington
  • Olympic Bancorp subchapter S conversion, Port Orchard, Washington
  • Hawaii National Bancshares, Inc. going private transaction, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Numerous Trust Preferred Offerings
  • Columbia Commercial Bancorp placement and agent counsel for private placement, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Intermountain Community Bancorp private placement/PIPE of common stock, Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Oregon Coast Bancshares, Inc. Regulation D common stock offering, Newport, Oregon
  • Sierra Bancorp registered direct offering, placement agents’ counsel, Porterville, California
  • Peoples Bancorp private placement of common stock, Bellingham, Washington
  • Columbia Banking System, Inc. public common stock offerings, Tacoma, Washington
  • Bank of Commerce Holdings common stock offering, underwriters’ counsel, Redding, Oregon
  • Glacier Bancorp, Inc. public common stock offerings, Kalispell, Montana
  • Pacific Continental Corporation public common stock offering, Eugene, Oregon
  • Foundation Bancorp, Inc. private placement of common stock, Bellevue, Washington
  • Pacific Continental Corporation common stock “PIPE” offering, Eugene, Oregon
  • Northwest Commercial Bank common stock offering, Lakewood, Washington
  • Canyon Bancorporation stock offering, Tucson, Arizona
  • Valley Bancorp underwritten initial public offering, Henderson, Nevada