Founder of Grady & Associates
Francis X. Grady is the founder of Grady & Associates, a Cleveland, Ohio boutique law firm exclusively devoted to the representation of banks. Grady & Associates provides bank regulatory, corporate and securities law representation to more than 100 banks and thrifts across the country in matters involving bank supervision and bank regulatory enforcement actions, BOLI, executive compensation, merger transactions, securities offerings and shareholder relations.
Mr. Grady combines both government and private practice experience as an attorney with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington, D.C. where he conducted bank regulatory enforcement actions and as an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Cleveland. Francis has earned Martindale Hubbell’s highest AV rating since June 2004.
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