Daniel C. McKay, II concentrates his practice in the representation of financial institutions and corporations and their officers, directors and shareholders in connection with mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate finance, corporate governance and regulatory and compliance matters. He has been involved in more than 150 bank or thrift mergers and acquisitions/securities offerings, with aggregate consideration of these deals totaling over $50 billion.
He also assists financial institutions in strategic growth initiatives including new products, services and franchise expansion, including assisting with the organization of de novo state and national banks. He is a frequent speaker on financial institution law matters, serves as an executive editor of the Financial Services Report and was selected by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the top business leaders in Chicago. Mr. McKay was selected by his peers as a "Leading Lawyer" and was selected for inclusion since 2006, and from 2009 to 2013 in Illinois Super Lawyers. Mr. McKay received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. As an authority on bank mergers and acquisitions, Mr. McKay has been cited in publications such as the Bank Director Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Crain’s Chicago Business and the Chicago Tribune.
Mr. McKay has held various management positions at Vedder Price, including Chair of the Corporate practice area, Chair of the Financial Institutions group and Chair of the Associate Evaluation Committee, as well as membership on the Firm’s Board of Directors, Compensation Committee and Strategic Planning Committee.
For a number of years, Mr. McKay taught banking law and regulation at Loyola University School of Law. Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. McKay served as an attorney with a banking boutique law firm in Washington, DC, and he was a bank regulatory attorney with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, where he was assigned to the Securities and Corporate Division and Office of Enforcement of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Washington, DC. Mr. McKay has also received training from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.