Charleston, WV
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
T: (304) 347-1123
F: (304) 343-3058

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1999)

  • Vice President of the Marlyn E. Lugar Trial Association and Member of the Lugar Traveling Team
  • Member, The West Virginia Law Review

B.S., summa cum laude, West Virginia Wesleyan College (1995)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
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Amy J. Tawney

Partner

Amy Tawney focuses her practice on banking law, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and regulatory matters.

Her banking practice involves advising clients on compliance with federal and state regulations, corporate governance issues, compliance with securities laws and drafting loan documentation for corporate loan transactions.

Amy’s merger and acquisition practice involves structuring, documenting and managing mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and other corporate transactions. 

She also provides general corporate services to all sizes of businesses, including assistance with business formation, commercial lease and contract review, and venture capital and other private financing.

Professional Highlights

  • Member, Bowles Rice Executive Committee

Successfully completed the following banking transactions:

  • The acquisition of a Virginia bank holding company and its Virginia subsidiary bank having a presence in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., with an approximate transaction value of $490.6 million;
  • The acquisition of a West Virginia bank holding company and its West Virginia subsidiary bank having a presence in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, with an approximate transaction value of $186.9 million;
  • The acquisition of a Maryland bank holding company and its Maryland subsidiary bank having a presence in northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland, with an approximate transaction value of $109 million;
  • The acquisition of a bank holding company headquartered in Washington, D.C. and its national bank subsidiary bank having a presence in northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland, with an approximate transaction value of $62.5 million; and
  • The acquisition of a Virginia bank having a presence in Richmond, Virginia, with an approximate transaction value of $40.6 million.

Successfully completed the following transactions not involving banking entities:

  • The acquisition of the stock and assets of West Virginia corporations involved in the construction business, with an approximate transaction value of over $12 million;
  • The acquisition of the stock and assets of West Virginia limited liability companies involved in the environmental service business, with an approximate transaction value of over $24 million;
  • The acquisition of the assets of West Virginia corporation involved in the insurance business, with an approximate transaction value of over $2.5 million;
  • The acquisition of the assets of West Virginia corporation involved in the trucking business, with an approximate transaction value of over $22 million;
  • The acquisition of the stock of Virginia corporation involved in the consulting business, with an approximate transaction value of over $30 million;
  • The acquisition of the equity of a West Virginia limited liability company involved in the concrete and block business, with an approximate transaction value of over $15 million; and
  • The acquisition of the assets of a Pennsylvania corporation involved in the equipment rental business, with an approximate transaction value of over $75 million.

Successfully completed private placement transactions ranging from $400,000 to $25 million; and registration of securities on Forms S-3 and S-4.

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Corporate Law)
  • Recognized by 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business among “Leaders in their Field” for Corporate/Commercial and Corporate/Commercial:  Banking & Finance
  • Named by West Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (Banking), 2013
  • West Virginia University College of Law Order of the Coif
  • American Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Little League Baseball (Volunteer Coach)
  • Christ Church United Methodist (Volunteer)