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William T. Luedke IV
AssistantMary Ann Mouser
Will Luedke serves as head of the firm's financial institutions section and as chairman of the associate evaluation committee. From 1995 to 2006, he served as chairman of the firm's marketing and client relations committee. Mr. Luedke's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and regulatory and enforcement matters for financial institutions. He represents both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has ranked in the top five in the nation in each of the last ten years with respect to the number of mergers and acquisitions handled.
Mr. Luedke also represents financial institutions and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, the private placement of debt and equity securities, and trust preferred securities issuances and pools. He has significant experience in chartering de novo financial institutions, Subchapter S elections, bank holding company formations and enforcement matters resulting from regulatory examinations. Mr. Luedke routinely advises boards of directors regarding fiduciary duties, Sarbanes-Oxley and other corporate governance issues, and has overseen a number of internal corporate investigations related to financial institutions.
Representation of both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions.
Private placement of debt and equity securities.
Enforcement matters resulting from bank examinations.
Internal corporate investigations.
Trust preferred securities issuances and participation in trust preferred pools.
Chartering de novo financial institutions.
Organization of bank holding companies.
Subchapter S elections.
Counsel to boards of directors regarding fiduciary duties.
Sarbanes-Oxley and other corporate governance issues.
J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1978
A.B., with honors, Williams College, 1974
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A, 2007-2008, 2010-2013
US Legal 500, Financial Services: Regulatory, 2011-2013; Finance, 2006
Texas Lawyer, Go-To Lawyer in Banking Law, 2002 and 2007
Texas Super Lawyers, 2003, 2004
Vanderbilt Law Review