Samantha Kirby is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry, Banking and Consumer Financial Services practices. Ms. Kirby advises financial institutions and other financial services firms on a wide range of corporate governance, bank regulatory, public company and transactional matters. Ms. Kirby has represented clients in capital offerings (as issuer’s and underwriter’s counsel), mergers and acquisitions, holding company formations, and de novo bank chartering. She also regularly represents clients before federal and state regulatory agencies, including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the FDIC and the Massachusetts Divisions of Banks. She has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

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Ms. Kirby has represented clients in capital offerings (as issuer’s and underwriter’s counsel), mergers and acquisitions, holding company formations, and de novo bank chartering. Her transactional work includes representing:

  • HarborOne Bancorp, Inc. in its mutual-to-stock conversion and minority stock offering
  • Randolph Bancorp, Inc. in its acquisition of First Eastern Bankshares Corporation
  • Cross Financial Corp. in a number of insurance agency acquisitions
  • Mascoma Financial Services in a private placement of subordinated debt
  • Guaranty Bancorp, Inc. in a private placement of subordinated debt
  • Hampden Bancorp, Inc. in its sale to Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.
  • Eastern Bank Corporation in its acquisition of Centrix Bank & Trust
  • Camden National Corporation in its acquisition of SBM Financial, Inc., its acquisition of 15 branches from Bank of America and subsequent branch dispositions
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company in its sale of its Pacific Northwest branch network
  • Bristol County Savings Bank in its acquisition of four branches
  • Boston Private Financial Holdings in its bank consolidation, preferred stock offering and secondary offerings
  • Brookline Bancorp in its acquisitions of Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc. and First Ipswich Bancorp
  • Northeast Bancorp in its recapitalization by private equity and other investors and follow-on offerings
Professional Activities

Ms. Kirby is a member of the American Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association.

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J.D., 2001
Georgetown University Law Center
M.S.F.S., School of Foreign Service, 2001
Georgetown University
B.A., 1997
Wellesley College

(magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)



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District of Columbia
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