Zayne Ridenhour Tweed is an associate in the firm’s financial institutions practice. He focuses on corporate and regulatory representation of commercial banks, holding companies and other financial institutions.
Zayne represents public and private companies with respect to corporate governance matters, capital issues and strategic planning. He counsels financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, including bank mergers and acquisitions of nonbank institutions.
He also advises state- and nationally chartered community banks on various regulatory, compliance and corporate governance issues. More specifically, Zayne :
- Advises clients on strategic planning designed to enhance or protect shareholder value, including corporate restructuring, share repurchases/tender offers, holding company formations, anti-takeover strategic planning and corporate succession matters.
- Counsels clients on aspects of obtaining new financial institution charters (national bank, state bank), including the regulatory application process, capital acquisition phase and early-stage development, as well as continued representation following bank opening.
- Advises clients on mergers and acquisitions of healthy and troubled banks, branch sales and purchases, failed bank acquisitions and mergers of equals.
- Performs general regulatory work, including with respect to lending limits, Affiliates Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Community Reinvestment Act and providing fair lending advice.
Zayne has also worked with bank and nonbank clients in the payments, mobile banking and financial technology spaces.
Zayne was a clerk for former Commissioner Scott D. O’Malia at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He assisted the commissioner with various Dodd-Frank rulemakings, cross-jurisdictional matters with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and issues pertaining to high-frequency trading. Further, Zayne interned with the Chief Staff Attorney’s Office of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
While attending Washington & Lee University School of Law, Zayne worked on a third-year practice certificate and represented indigent criminal defendants in state courts in Southwest Virginia.
While in graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh, Zayne was a researcher at the Ford Institute for Human Security, specializing in research of corporate social responsibility and codes of conduct for the Fortune Global 500.
Professional and Community Involvement :
- Virginia Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2012
- University of Pittsburgh, M.P.I.A., 2006
- Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A., 1999
BAR ADMISSIONS : District of Columbia, Virginia
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