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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

Board, management, and staff compensation isn't simple anymore
Who's going to be your banks next CEO? And who will be your next directors?
As crisis days fade, a fresh look at community bank governance
Several critical tools make this ticklish task easier
A little story about bank that sincerely got into fair-lending trouble
What can you expect from this beast today?
Warm fuzzies and local loyalty don't amount to much anymore
Has he retired, mellowed, or changed over to compliance?
First in a series about community bank consolidation, for all players
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