MacDonald, Ralph F. III

1420 Peachtree Street, N.E.Suite 800Atlanta, GA 30309- 3053

Updated: 11/07/2013

Overview

Chip MacDonald's practice emphasizes securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, financial institutions (including REITs, investment managers, and broker-dealers), and financial products. His professional affiliations include the American Bar Association (Business Law Section), Alabama State Bar (chairman, Banking Business and Corporation Law Section, 1986-1987), and Atlanta and Georgia Bar Associations.

 

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
  • Capital Markets
  • Credit Crisis
  • Banking & Finance
  • Financial Regulatory Response Team

Representative Cases

  • Comerica issues $2.25 billion of Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock to U.S. Dept. of Treasury under TARP , (2009)
  • Fifth Third sells Visa Class B Common Stock to Bank of America
  • FPK completes $82.8 million public offering of Common Stock , (2009)
  • GTCR Golder Rauner acquires voting securities of BNY broker-dealers and related subs , (2009)
  • Iron & Glass Bancorp merges with F.N.B. Corp. , (2009)
  • JPMorgan Chase acquires Washington Mutual Bank from FDIC , (2010)
  • Keefe, Bruyette & Woods acts as underwriter in $30.6 million public offering of Common Stock by CenterState Banks
  • Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, representative of the underwriters, completes $86.3 million public offering of Common Stock by CenterState Banks , (2009)
  • Maverick Capital participates in blind investment pool
  • Morgan Keegan completes public offering of Common Stock , (2009)
  • National City completes a public offering by National City Capital Trust II for $750 million of Trust Preferred Securities , (2009)
  • National City completes a public offering of $517.5 million of Trust Preferred Securities & Junior Subordinated Notes , (2009)
  • National City completes public offering of $1.4 billion of 4.0% Convertible Senior Notes , (2009)
  • National City completes public offering of $150 million of 9.875% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock , (2009)
  • National City completes public offering of $500 million of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Normal APEX by National City Preferred Capital Trust I , (2009)
  • National City Corp sells First Franklin for $1.3 billion to Merrill Lynch , (2009)
  • National City issues $500 million of Trust Preferred Securities and Income Capital Obligation Notes in public offering , (2009)
  • Raymond James & Associates completes public offering of Common Stock , (2009)
  • Seacoast Banking completes $75.8 million public offering of Common Stock , (2009)
  • Seacoast Banking completes PIPEs offering and attempts bid on failed bank
  • Seacoast Banking issues $12 million of Floating Rate Trust Preferred Securities in Rule 144A collateralized debt obligation offering , (2009)
  • Seacoast Banking issues $13.5 million of Common Stock in a private placement to CapGen Capital , (2009)
  • Standard Bank completes Regulation D private placement of $230 million of Series A Subordinated Notes and $125 million of Floating Rate Series B Subordinated Notes by The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited , (2009)
  • SunTrust purchases $15 million of Subordinated Capital Notes in a private placement by South Carolina Bank and Trust, National Association , (2009)
  • SunTrust purchases $25 million of Subordinated Capital Notes in private placement by IBERIABANK , (2009)
  • SunTrust purchases Subordinated Capital Notes in private placement by Pinnacle National Bank , (2009)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Georgia

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1979
    J.D.
  • University of Virginia, 1979
    M.B.A.
  • Washington and Lee University, 1975
    B.S.

Articles

Published Works

  • More Than Just Financial Reform: Analysis and Observations on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 2010
  • FDIC Changes Loss-Sharing on Failed Bank P&As, 2010
  • Private Fund Regulation Comes into Focus: An Analysis of the Proposed Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2009, 2009
  • Financial Regulatory Reform: Administration White Paper Advocates Increased Supervision and Regulation of Financial Firms, Markets, and Products, 2009
  • The Credit CARD Act of 2009 – Changes Will Affect Consumers, Card Issuers, Retailers, Colleges, and Investors, 2009
  • FDIC Delays the PPIP Legacy Loan Program to Focus on Public-Private Programs to Sell Assets from Failed Banks, 2009
  • The Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 Significantly Changes the TARP, PPIP, and TALF Programs and FDIC Insurance, 2009
  • The Federal Reserve's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility ("TALF") Update: Legacy CMBS and Other Developments, 2009
  • The Federal Reserve's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility ("TALF") Update, 2009
  • The Public-Private Investment Program, 2009
  • The Federal Reserve's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility ("TALF")—Expanding New Credit for Consumers and Businesses, 2009
  • The Supervisory Capital Assessment Program: Stress Test for U.S. Banking Organizations, 2009
  • The Financial Stability Plan's Capital Assistance Program and an Update of the TARP Capital Purchase Program, 2009
  • The TARP Capital Purchase Program Expands to Include Subchapter S U.S. Financial Institutions, 2009
  • Bank Failures in 2008 and a Look Ahead to 2009, 2009
  • Revisiting Notice 2008-83, 2008
  • The FDIC Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program: FDIC Final Rule Makes Program More Useful But Requires Quick Decisions, 2008
  • TARP Capital Purchase Program Extended to Qualifying Nonpublic Financial Institutions, 2008
  • The FDIC Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program: Opportunities to Enhance Liquidity and Funding, 2008
  • Update on the TARP Capital Purchase Program: Action Due by November 14, 2008, 2008
  • Federal Reserve Board Releases Interim Final Rule: Capital Treatment of TARP Preferred Stock, 2008
  • The TARP Capital Purchase Program: Capital for U.S. Financial Institutions, 2008
  • Private Equity Investments in Bank Holding Companies: The Fed Expands and Clarifies Opportunities, 2008
  • Bank Failures Create Attractive Opportunities, New York Law Journal Corporate Update, 2008

Office Information

Address

1420 Peachtree Street, N.E.Suite 800Atlanta, GA 30309- 3053

Fax

  • (404) 581-8330

Email

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