Stephanie R. Hager
Stephanie R. Hager advises corporate clients in a wide range of securities and regulatory matters, including capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Stephanie assists issuers and underwriters in connection with public offerings and private placements of equity. She also facilitates change-in-control transactions by providing buy-side and sell-side counsel to public and private companies. Clients engage Stephanie to deliver ongoing guidance and support regarding strategic planning, corporate finance, shareholder relations, voting recommendations and evaluations by proxy advisory firms, executive compensation matters, and recent developments in corporate governance best practices.
In addition, banks, savings institutions, and other financial institutions retain Stephanie to provide advice on matters involving federal and state regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve System, the FDIC, the OCC, and state banking and securities departments. Stephanie helps clients apply for and obtain de novo bank charters and expand their branch networks. She also defends companies, boards of directors and senior executives against enforcement actions initiated by securities and banking regulators.
Stephanie also assists financial institution clients with navigating operational issues and risk management, including anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance, electronic payments, FinTech integrations, and vendor management.
Named among Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law by Best Lawyers (2021-2024)
Named among Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch for Corporate Law by Best Lawyers (2024)
American Bar Association, Business Section
Pennsylvania Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Berks County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division President
Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Affiliate Member
New Jersey Bankers Association, Affiliate Member