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Chip MacDonald
Of Counsel


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  • University of Virginia (J.D. 1979; M.B.A. 1979); Washington and Lee University (B.S. 1975)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia and Alabama

Chip MacDonald is a financial services lawyer who focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities, regulatory, governance, and policy issues for clients engaged in this industry. Since 1979, he has helped domestic and international clients including bank holding companies, banks, investment banks, broker-dealers, investment managers, and fintech companies. He advises senior management and boards of directors. Chip also provides strategic and transaction guidance, including evolving areas such as regulatory relief and financial services policy. A growing area is the fintech industry, particularly its regulation and relationships with state, federal, and foreign regulators and traditional financial services companies.

Clients range from global banks such as Citibank and BNP to regional and community banks. He often advises commercial businesses with respect to relationships and services with their financial services providers.

Chip advises clients frequently regarding financial services mergers and acquisitions, including lines of business transactions and private equity investments and recapitalizations; asset and liability transactions, including branch sales, credit cards, and guaranteed investment contract (GIC) liabilities; public and private securities offerings; Volcker Rule, structuring products and relationships among financial services and commercial and fintech companies, including joint ventures, stake out investments, and retailer credit card and payment programs; investments and risk management; and bank, trust company, credit card, fintech, and other financial services charters.

Chip has been featured in numerous editions of The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA "Leading Lawyers," Georgia Super Lawyers, and in Who's Who Legal. He frequently writes and speaks, often being quoted regarding financial services.

Chip MacDonald