O. Paul Corley Jr.

Consulting Counsel
Corley, O. Paul

Overview

Paul Corley is a financial services attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. Mr. Corley focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and financings involving banks, thrifts, trust companies, finance companies, insurance companies and other financial institutions; banking, insurance and trust product structuring and financing; financial institution regulation, compliance and enforcement; and charter, licensing, merger, conversion and expansion applications.

Mr. Corley assists international entities, particularly banking organizations and insurance companies, with their U.S. operations. He also represents financial institutions before federal and state regulatory agencies, including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Texas Department of Banking, Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, and Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).

Representative Experience

  • Represented an organizing group in connection with a new bank charter
  • Represented an investor in connection with establishing and licensing a Texas life settlement company
  • Represented an insurance arranger in connection with a series of specialized financing transactions
  • Advised an out-of-state financial institution in connection with establishment of Texas operations
  • Counseled a global financial institution in connection with Texas activities
  • Represented the borrower in a bank-arranged acquisition financing
  • Represented a bank holding company in connection with trust preferred securities offerings
  • Represented the lender in a term loan secured by bank stock
  • Represented the lender in a mortgage warehouse finance transaction
  • Represented multiple acquiring banks in failed bank acquisitions from Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Represented a bank in connection with an equity offering
  • Represented a foreign insurance company in connection with a new domestic insurance company charter
  • Represented multiple banks and investor groups in connection with acquisitions of existing banks
  • Represented an organizing group in connection with a new trust company charter
  • Represented a bank converting from a national bank to a state bank
  • Represented a financial institution in connection with regulatory agency enforcement action
  • Represented a financial institution in connection with the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
  • Represented a bank in connection with an acquisition of a trust department

Credentials

Education
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Southern Methodist University, MBA
  • Rice University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • Kansas
  • New York
  • Texas
Memberships
  • Southwest Association of Bank Counsel, Director, 1992-1995; President, 1998-1999
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section; Insurance Law Section
  • State Bar of California, Business Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Summer Musicals, Executive Committee of Board of Directors, 1999-2016; Chairman, 2006
  • Commercial Bank Director, 1987-2001
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, 1995-2021
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Banking & Finance, 2007-2017
  • Who's Who Legal: Banking-Finance, 2015-2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Dallas Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013
  • Best Business Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Bank Lending, 2009
  • The League of American Theaters and Producers Inc., Star of Touring Broadway Award, 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine, Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, 2003, 2004

Publications