Richard Schaberg | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Richard Schaberg

Partner Corporate & Finance

Schaberg Richard

Richard Schaberg
Schaberg Richard
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
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"Richard Schaberg is a rock star in financial services law. He is a great speaker and generous with his expertise."


Richard Schaberg, head of the U.S. Financial Institutions and co-head of the FinTech groups, is a recognized "go to" trusted advisor to financial institutions and service providers, for all facets of corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital offerings, and complex bank regulatory and compliance matters.

For more than 30 years, Rich has played a lead role for clients in connection with debt and equity offerings, M&A, corporate governance matters, proxy contests, securities law compliance, and exchange listing standards. Synthesizing his deep corporate transactional experience with an acute and seasoned knowledge of bank regulatory issues, he provides valued business solutions for regulated banking and financial services clients.

Rich practices before the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), all federal banking agencies – including the OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, and NCUA – and most state banking agencies.

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"Richard Schaberg is a rock star in financial services law. He is a great speaker and generous with his expertise."


Representative experience

Represented Golden Pacific Bancorp, Inc. on its merger with SoFi.

Represented Ion Financial MHC in its combination with Lincoln Park Bancorp MHC.

Represented Ion Bank in issuance of approximately US$25m of subordinated debentures.

Represented Cape Cod Cooperative Bank in issuance of US$25m of subordinated debentures.

Represented Citizens Financial Services, Inc. on its acquisition of Huntingdon Valley Bank.


Represented Radius Bancorp, Inc. on its acquisition by LendingClub Corp.

Represented SB One Bancorp on its merger with Provident Financial Services.

Represented SB Financial Group, Inc. on the US$15.5m acquisition of Edon Bancorp, Inc.

Represented NBT on its offering of US$100m of Subordinated Notes.

Represented LINKBANCORP in its strategic combination with GNB Financial Services in a stock and cash transaction.

Represented Bangor Bancorp on the US$35m acquisition of Damariscotta Bankshares, Inc.

Represented CNB Bancorp on its offering of US$52.5m of Perpetual Preferred Stock.

Represented Cambridge Bancorp on its US$122m acquisition of Wellesley Bancorp.

Represented CNB Financial on its US$64.5m acquisition of Bank of Akron.

Represented State Bank Corp of Arizona on its US$138m sale to Glacier Bancorp.

Represented Cambridge Trust Company on its US$67m acquisition of Optima Bank & Trust Company.

Represented SB One Bancorp on its US$48m acquisition of Enterprise Bank NJ.

Represented Greater Hudson Bank on its US$73m merger with ConnectOne Bancorp.

Represented Kinderhook Bank Corp. on its US$93m all-cash sale to Community Bank System, Inc.

Represented LINKBANCORP, Inc. on a US$52m capital raise in connection with its acquisition of Stonebridge Bank.

Represented Bangor Bancorp MHC on its US$45m acquisition of First Colebrook Bancorp, Inc. and Granite Bank.


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1985
  • B.A., Bucknell University, cum laude, 1981
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Trustee, Agawam Council


Acritas Star

Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A (Nationwide)

Chambers USA

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) (Nationwide)

Chambers USA

Finance: Financial Services Regulation

Legal 500 US

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts

Legal 500 US

Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Fintech, Recommended

Legal 500 US