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Frank C. Bonaventure Jr.

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Frank C. Bonaventure is a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Baltimore office and co-chair of the Financial Services Transactions Group.

Professional Biography

Overview

As a former federal and state regulator, Mr. Bonaventure has experience with banks, credit unions, savings associations and non-depository lenders.

Mr. Bonaventure is a sought-after resource for the media on bank regulatory issues, and is quoted frequently in business and trade publications including the Wall Street Journal and The American Banker magazine. Recognized throughout the legal community, he has been listed in the Financial Institutions, Transactions Law and Banking Law categories of The Best Lawyers in America since 2005.

In addition, he represents financial institutions from a corporate standpoint in all phases of mergers and acquisitions, purchase and assumption transactions, holding company acquisitions, mutual conversions and general corporate governance.

Mr. Bonaventure's experience in non-financial institution corporate matters includes structuring new corporations, negotiation of contracts, internal governance, mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations.

Mr. Bonaventure is the past chairman of the Maryland Lottery Commission and currently serves on the Baltimore City Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals. He often speaks to the banking community on topics related to capital formation, M&A issues and governance.

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Memberships

Honoraries

  • Section Council (1993-1994)
  • Chair – Committee on Financial Institutions (1991-1993)
Professional Background
  • Maryland Attorney General's Office, Chief Financial Regulator
  • Office of the Comptroller of Currency, Senior Counsel
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Co-presenter – "Fair Lending Enforcement – What Your Regulators are Focused On and How to Avoid the DOJ," 37th Annual Independent Community Bank Conference (April 2017)
  • Presenter – "Introduction to .bank and Other Recent Developments in Bank Internet Operations," Annual Conference, Pennsylvania Bankers Association (2015)
  • Presenter – "Legal and Regulatory Update," East Coast Regional Conference, Financial Managers Society (2013)
  • Presenter – "Hot Legal Topics," Independent Community Bank Conference, Rowles & Company, LLP (2013)
  • Presenter – "Disparate Impact Discrimination and Community Banks," Bank Safety and Soundness Advisor (2013)
  • Presenter – "Basel III Proposals: Issues for Community Banks," Maryland Bankers Association (2012)

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