CHICAGO—Schiff Hardin Strategic Advisers, LLC (“Strategic Advisers” or “Advisers”) announced today the addition of Frank D. O’Connor as Managing Director, based in the company’s Chicago office. Mr. O’Connor joins Strategic Advisers from KPMG in Chicago and will focus on expanding the company’s Midwest presence in providing strategic and restructuring advisory services to the banking industry. Strategic Advisers is the non-legal business advisory affiliate of the Schiff Hardin LLP law firm.
“I am thrilled to welcome Frank to our team,” said Robert D. Piontek, Chief Executive Officer of Schiff Hardin Strategic Advisers. “His wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with the challenges facing mid-sized and community banks will be invaluable to our clients.”
Mr. O’Connor is a well-known and respected professional in the banking and financial services industry, having served as a KPMG partner overseeing the Chicago office’s Banking/Financial Services Tax practice. He brings 38 years of experience, with significant attention to distressed and failed banks, bank recapitalization transactions, TARP redemptions, debt conversions and regulatory requirements.
“There are still a number of financial institutions struggling with complex business problems,” said Mr. O’Connor. “I look forward to having the opportunity to provide strategic solutions using Advisers’ range of services to help our clients meet their growth targets.”
Strategic Advisers complements Schiff Hardin LLP’s national bank restructuring practice with non-legal advisory services and comprehensive strategic solutions to mid-sized and community banks and bank holding companies, private equity firms and other financial institutions, leveraging core competencies in corporate finance, securities, financial services, and mergers and acquisitions.
While building upon its core professional staff with the addition of experienced industry leaders, Strategic Advisers will continue to complement its financial restructuring capabilities through alliances with leading accounting, investment banking, loan valuation, regulatory and joint venture firms. By leveraging some of the industry’s leading providers, Strategic Advisers is able to assemble for its clients the very “best of class” toward solving some of their most complex issues.
About Schiff Hardin Strategic Advisers, LLC
Schiff Hardin Strategic Advisers, LLC provides industry leading business advisory services for a broad array of financial services companies. It is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and has a Chicago office. Schiff Hardin Strategic Advisers, LLC is an affiliate of Schiff Hardin LLP that does not render any legal services. For more information visit our Web site at www.schiffhardinadvisers.com
About Schiff Hardin LLP
Schiff Hardin LLP is a general practice law firm representing clients across the United States and around the world. We have offices located in Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Lake Forest, New York, San Francisco and Washington. Our attorneys are strong advocates and trusted advisers – roles that contribute to many lasting client relationships. For more information visit our Web site at www.schiffhardin.com
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