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Katherine Koops

Corporate Finance Attorney

After college, Ms. Koops was direct-commissioned as a naval officer to teach physics at the Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida. She then tranferred to another training command where she headed a legal office and consequently became interested in legal work. She attended law school at the University of Florida in Gainesville before beginning her law practice. It is Ms. Koop’s job to advise the management and boards of directors of various companies – primarily community banks – on a variety of corporate and regulatory issues. She gives advice on capital-raising transactions, acquisitions, and legal/regulatory compliance. Although it is has been difficult for the banking sector lately, Ms. Koops still finds it interesting to have a front-row seat for the rapid evolutionof the actions and responses of all those involved.