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Charlie
Goode

  • Partner

I'm a very practical lawyer focused on achieving legal outcomes that serve to realize clients’ business objectives. As an advisor who earns clients’ trust, I take an active role in the client relationship and help people think through potential approaches to strategic transactions and other matters. Rather than being risk-averse by nature, I help identify opportunities to find a risk-based approach to address legal and business issues.

Charlie Goode represents both public and private companies and nonprofit organizations in a variety of transactions. He has broad experience working with community banks and the financial services industry in Michigan and beyond. Leveraging an excellent work ethic and deep knowledge gained over more than two decades, he handles mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and regulation, corporate governance and general banking and corporate matters, among many others. He also assists SEC reporting companies with compliance with reporting requirements.

Recent Transactions

  • Represented Beene Garter LLP in its business combination with Doeren Mayhew & Co., P.C.
  • Represented Donnelly Penman & Partners in the private placement of $6 million of subordinated debt by Union Financial Corporation.
  • Represented Performance Trust Capital Partners in the private placement of $75 million of subordinated debt by Arbor Bancorp, Inc.
  • Represented West Shore Bank Corporation in $20 million private placement of subordinated debt.
  • Represented Horizon Bank in acquisition of 14 branches from The Huntington National Bank.
  • Represented ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. in

Recent Transactions

  • Represented Beene Garter LLP in its business combination with Doeren Mayhew & Co., P.C.
  • Represented Donnelly Penman & Partners in the private placement of $6 million of subordinated debt by Union Financial Corporation.
  • Represented Performance Trust Capital Partners in the private placement of $75 million of subordinated debt by Arbor Bancorp, Inc.
  • Represented West Shore Bank Corporation in $20 million private placement of subordinated debt.
  • Represented Horizon Bank in acquisition of 14 branches from The Huntington National Bank.
  • Represented ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. in $32.5 million private placement of subordinated debt.
  • Represented Boenning & Scattergood, Inc. in the private placement of $35 million of subordinated debt by Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc.
  • Represented Lake Financial Corporation in $15 million private placement of subordinated debt.
  • Represented Southern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. in $30 million private placement of subordinated debt.
  • Represented Keweenaw Financial Corporation in $15 million private placement of subordinated debt.
  • Represented Century Housing Corporation in $50 million public offering of impact notes.
  • Represented Sturgis Bancorp, Inc. in $15 million private placement of subordinated debt.
  • Represented Local Initiatives Support Corporation (a/k/a LISC) in $150 million public offering of impact notes.
  • Represented Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. in connection with registered secondary offering of common stock by selling shareholder (November 2020).
  • Represented Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. in connection with registered offering of $150 million of 4.25% Fixed-to-Floating Subordinated Notes due 2030.
  • Represented Performance Trust Capital Partners in the private placement of $8.25 million of subordinated debt by Grand Commerce Inc.
  • Represented Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. in connection with registered secondary offering of common stock by selling shareholder (August 2020).
  • Represented ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. in merger with Community Shores Bank Corporation.

​Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. in merger with County Bank Corp.
  • Represented MBA Service Corporation, Inc. in sale of employee benefits and related insurance products business line.
  • Represented TCSB Bancorp, Inc. in merger with Independent Bank Corporation.
  • Represented West Shore Bank in acquisition of Ellis Capital Management.
  • Represented Birmingham Bloomfield Bancshares, Inc. in merger with Arbor Bancorp, Inc.
  • Represented Chemical Financial Corporation in merger with Talmer Bancorp, Inc.
  • Represented West Shore Bank in acquisition of West Michigan Bank & Trust.
  • Represented CCL Industries Inc. in acquisition of Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
  • Represented Chemical Financial Corporation in acquisition of Lake Michigan Financial Corporation.
  • Represented Chemical Financial Corporation in acquisition of Monarch Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • Represented Founders Financial Corporation in merger with Old National Bancorp.
  • Represented Chemical Financial Corporation in acquisition of Northwestern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Represented United Bancorp, Inc. in merger with Old National Bancorp.
  • Represented Mercantile Bank Corporation in merger with Firstbank Corporation.
  • Represented Spartan Stores, Inc. in merger with Nash-Finch Company.
  • Represented Chemical Bank in acquisition of 21 branches from Independent Bank.
  • Represented Chemical Financial Corporation in approximate $84 million acquisition of O.A.K. Financial Corporation.
  • Represented FinCor Holdings, Inc. in its approximate $200 million sale to Medical Professional Mutual Insurance Company, a member of ProMutual Group.
  • Represented Manatron, Inc. in its sale to an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Bravo and subsequent deregistration from SEC reporting requirements.
  • Represented Kayak Holdings, LLC, in acquisition of Ranir, LLC.
  • Represented Southern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. in $25 million acquisition of FNB Financial Corporation and registration of common stock issued in connection with the acquisition.
  • Represented ICNB Financial Corporation and its wholly owned bank subsidiary in $36.4 million acquisition by Firstbank Corporation and conversion by the bank from a national bank to a Michigan state-chartered bank.
  • Represented bank holding company and its wholly owned bank subsidiary in approximate $32 million acquisition.
  • Represented state-chartered bank in approximate $39 million acquisition.
  • Represented selling bank holding company and its wholly owned bank subsidiary in approximate $9 million acquisition.
  • Represented PrairieWave Communications, Inc. in approximate $90 million stock acquisition of telecom subsidiaries of McLeod USA Incorporated.
  • Represented Spartan Stores, Inc., in corporate reorganization transaction.
  • Represented state bank in acquisition of mortgage company.

Corporate Finance

  • Represented CCL Industries Inc. in US $600 million offering of 3.050% senior notes due 2030.
  • Represented IFF in $5 million private placement of Impact Notes.
  • Represented NCIFund in $10 million private placement of Impact Notes.
  • Represented Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. in connection with registered secondary offering of common stock by selling shareholder (November 2019).
  • Represented Donnelly Penman & Partners as placement agent in $21.6 million common stock offering.
  • Represented Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. in connection with registered secondary offering of common stock by selling shareholder (June 2018).
  • Represented First National Bancshares, Inc. in private placement of subordinated debt.
  • Represented Donnelly Penman & Partners as placement agent in $15 million common stock offering.
  • Represented CCL Industries Inc. in US $500 million offering of 3.25% senior notes due 2026.
  • Represented Chemical Financial Corporation in registered public offering of 2,875,000 shares of common stock.
  • Represented Chemical Financial Corporation in registered public offering of 2,213,750 shares of common stock.
  • Represented Spartan Stores, Inc. in private exchange and sale of $50 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes.
  • Represented United Bancorp, Inc. in registered resale by United States Department of the Treasury of TARP Capital Purchase Program preferred stock.
  • Represented Macatawa Bank Corporation in registered shareholder rights and public offering of 8,912,372 shares of common stock.
  • Represented United Bancorp, Inc. in registered public offering of 7,583,800 shares of common stock.
  • Represented BorgWarner Inc. in registered offer and sale of $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior notes.
  • Represented TCSB Bancorp, Inc. in common stock shareholder rights offering.
  • Represented affiliated state banks in issuance and sale of $16 million aggregate principal amount of notes guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation under its Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program.
  • Represented United Bancorp, Inc. in its sale to US Treasury of $20,600,000 preferred stock and related warrant for common stock under TARP Capital Purchase Program.
  • Represented Spartan Stores, Inc. in $110 million convertible debt offering and subsequent registration of convertible debt securities.
  • Represented Castle Creek Financial LLP as placement agent in $83 million registered rights and standby offering of common stock of Union Acceptance Corporation.
  • Represented Donnelly, Penman, French, Haggarty & Co. as placement agent in $60 million public intrastate offering of common stock of TCSB Bancorp, Inc.
  • Represented financial institutions in trust preferred securities offerings.

Infrastructure and Public-Private-Partnerships (P3)

  • P3 procurement, governance and commercial counsel to the Canadian government and Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority in connection with the $4.4 billion (est. USD) Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Securities Regulation

  • Counsel to publicly traded companies regarding compliance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Select current and past representation including: CURO Group Holdings Corp.; NYSE: CURO; BorgWarner, Inc.; NYSE: BWA; Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.; NYSE: FBC; SpartanNash Company; NASDAQ: SPTN; Internap Corporation; NASDAQ: INAP, Chemical Financial Corporation; NASDAQ: CHFC, Macatawa Bank Corporation; NASDAQ: MCBC, ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc.; NASDAQ: COFS).
  • Update on PPP Loan Forgiveness,” Warner Webinar, July 14, 2020
  • Panelist, “Critical Issues and Best Practices,”Michigan Bank Directors’ College conducted by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, the Michigan Bankers Association and the Community Bankers of Michigan, Bath, Michigan, April 17, 2018
  • Update on PPP Loan Forgiveness,” Warner Webinar, July 14, 2020
  • Panelist, “Critical Issues and Best Practices,”Michigan Bank Directors’ College conducted by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, the Michigan Bankers Association and the Community Bankers of Michigan, Bath, Michigan, April 17, 2018
  • The FDIC Challenge to the Business Judgment Rule,” mba Banking Magazine, May/June 2015
  • “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:  More Questions than Answers,” MBA Banking, July/August 2011
  • Co-author, “SEC Reduces Disclosure Requirements for More Companies – Some Community Banks in Michigan Stand to Benefit,” Goode, Charlie and Ott, Jeffrey A., Michigan Banker, February 2008
  • The FDIC Challenge to the Business Judgment Rule,” mba Banking Magazine, May/June 2015
  • “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:  More Questions than Answers,” MBA Banking, July/August 2011
  • Co-author, “SEC Reduces Disclosure Requirements for More Companies – Some Community Banks in Michigan Stand to Benefit,” Goode, Charlie and Ott, Jeffrey A., Michigan Banker, February 2008
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Charlie
Goode

  • Partner
Grand Rapids

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I'm a very practical lawyer focused on achieving legal outcomes that serve to realize clients’ business objectives. As an advisor who earns clients’ trust, I take an active role in the client relationship and help people think through potential approaches to strategic transactions and other matters. Rather than being risk-averse by nature, I help identify opportunities to find a risk-based approach to address legal and business issues.

Charlie Goode represents both public and private companies and nonprofit organizations in a variety of transactions. He has broad experience working with community banks and the financial services industry in Michigan and beyond. Leveraging an excellent work ethic and deep knowledge gained over more than two decades, he handles mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and regulation, corporate governance and general banking and corporate matters, among many others. He also assists SEC reporting companies with compliance with reporting requirements.

  • Update on PPP Loan Forgiveness,” Warner Webinar, July 14, 2020
  • Panelist, “Critical Issues and Best Practices,”Michigan Bank Directors’ College conducted by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, the Michigan Bankers Association and the Community Bankers of Michigan, Bath, Michigan, April 17, 2018
  • Update on PPP Loan Forgiveness,” Warner Webinar, July 14, 2020
  • Panelist, “Critical Issues and Best Practices,”Michigan Bank Directors’ College conducted by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, the Michigan Bankers Association and the Community Bankers of Michigan, Bath, Michigan, April 17, 2018
  • The FDIC Challenge to the Business Judgment Rule,” mba Banking Magazine, May/June 2015
  • “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:  More Questions than Answers,” MBA Banking, July/August 2011
  • Co-author, “SEC Reduces Disclosure Requirements for More Companies – Some Community Banks in Michigan Stand to Benefit,” Goode, Charlie and Ott, Jeffrey A., Michigan Banker, February 2008
  • The FDIC Challenge to the Business Judgment Rule,” mba Banking Magazine, May/June 2015
  • “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:  More Questions than Answers,” MBA Banking, July/August 2011
  • Co-author, “SEC Reduces Disclosure Requirements for More Companies – Some Community Banks in Michigan Stand to Benefit,” Goode, Charlie and Ott, Jeffrey A., Michigan Banker, February 2008