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Jeff Gerrish

Jeff Gerrish is chairman of the board of Gerrish McCreary Smith Consultants, LLC, and a member of the Memphis-based law firm of Gerrish McCreary Smith, PC, Attorneys. He frequently contributes to ABA Banking Journal and ABA Bank Directors Briefing, and frequently speaks at ABA events and telephone briefings.
Gerrish formerly served as regional counsel for the FDIC’s Memphis regional office and with the FDIC in Washington, D.C., where he had nationwide responsibility for litigation against directors of failed banks. Since the firm’s formation in 1988, Gerrish McCreary Smith has assisted over 1,500 community banks in all 50 states across the nation with matters such as strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, common stock private placements, holding company formation and reorganization, and a wide variety of regulatory matters. Jeff Gerrish can be contacted at

Part 2 of M&A series: You were minding your own business when someone tried to buy you...
Third in a series: What the Board must do when unasked-for offer gets concrete
Fourth in a series: How far can "no" go if money says "yes"?
Fifth in a series: Maximizing shareholder return once clock starts
Part 6, concluding Jeff's mergers and acquisitions series: Handling due diligence--and who it protects
The case isn't quite as it's been reported, but there are good reminders here
Think about it. Would you have a banker do your job?
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