Nicholas Bybel, Jr.
Partner

bybel@bybelrutledge.com

Telephone:
717.731.8300

Fax:
717.731.8205

Practice Areas

Business and Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Financial Institution Regulation
Securities Offerings & Compliance
Corporate Governance

Biography
Nicholas Bybel, Jr. is a partner of Bybel Rutledge LLP where his practice focuses on business and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financial institution regulation, securities offerings and compliance, and corporate governance. Mr. Bybel also regularly consults on corporate structuring, strategic planning, and capital formation.

During his years of practice, he has represented financial institutions in over 124 mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. His practice has focused on advising both public and private companies on corporate, strategic and transactional issues. As a result, he has become a trusted advisor to many corporate clients and their Boards of Directors.

Mr. Bybel has taught courses in mergers and acquisitions and securities regulation as a member of the Adjunct Faculty of The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University. Recent publications include "The Role of the Board of Directors in Merger and Acquisition Scenarios," "A Company's Duties and Obligations under the Securities Laws," and "Strategic and Capital Planning to Enhance Long-Term Shareholder Value."

Mr. Bybel has presented at numerous conferences focused on the financial services industry and is course planner for annual conferences addressing mergers & acquisitions and SEC compliance issues for publicly held companies.

Education
Georgetown University, LLM in Taxation 1986
The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1984, Dickinson Law Review
Albright College, A.B., 1980, summa cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Tax Court

Professional Affiliations, Awards, Boards
Best Lawyers® 2017 Harrisburg Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Best Lawyers® 2016 Harrisburg Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Named a Select Lawyer in Business/Commercial Law (2015)
Best Lawyers® 2014 Harrisburg Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Best Lawyers® in America (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Best Lawyers 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Pennsylvania 2011 Best Lawyers
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Board of Directors, Albright College Alumni Association
Member, Lodge No. 62 F&AM (Reading)

Professional Presentations and Publications

"Boards that Lead," Bybel Rutledge LLP 2017 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2016)

"Introduction," 2016 M&A and Capital Raising Seminar, Hershey, PA (June 2016)

"Developing your Organization: Board Succession: Planning for Next …," 2016 Directors Institute, Hershey, PA (June 2016)

"Inflection Points: Banking is Like Surfing," 2016 Directors Institute, Hershey, PA (June 2016)

"Boards that Lead: Corporate Governance that Builds Value," 2016 Pennsylvania Bankers Association Annual Convention, Bermuda (May 2016)

"Public Company Trends and the Search for Real Disclosure," Bybel Rutledge LLP 2016 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2015)

"The Board of Directors’ View to the Future, Trends in Corporate Governance and Creating a Board That Delivers Value," 2015 Directors Institute, Hershey, PA (June 2015)

"How to Prepare for and Make the "Decision" Before it is Made for You," 2015 Directors Institute, Hershey, PA (June 2015)

"2014 Legal and Regulatory Update," PICPA Financial Institutions Conference, King of Prussia, PA (September 2014)

"Standing Still Is Not A Plan – Positioning Your Bank for Growth, Profitability and Nest Steps," 2014 Directors Institute, Hershey, PA (March 2014)

"SEC/Regulatory Update," BDO 2014 PA Banking Seminar, Exton, PA (December 2013)

"The SEC's Renewed Enforcement Initiative, Activist Shareholders Have Moved to Main Street, The Rise of Shareholder Proposals and your Response, and Development & Trends in Shareholder Activism," Hershey, PA (November 2013)

"Capital Raising 101," PACB Convention, Boston, MA (September 2013)

"Legal and SEC Update," PICPA Financial Institutions Conference, King of Prussia, PA (September 2013)

"Becoming the Elite Director: What's Next to Stay at the Top of Our Game," 2013 Directors Institute, Harrisburg, PA (June 2013).

"The New Regulatory Environment and How it Affects Us as Leaders," PACB Leadership Conference, Gettysburg, PA (May 2013).

“JOBS Act: New Capital Raising Rules, Avenues and Opportunities,” PBI Business Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA (November 2012).

“Legal and SEC Update," PICPA 2012 Financial Institutions Conference, Harrisburg, PA (September 2012).

“How to be a Better Chairman and Enhance Board Perfomance,” 2012 Directors Institute, Hershey, PA (June 2012).

“Pursuing Opportunities – Organic and Inorganic Growth,” Bybel Rutledge LLP 2012 M&A and Capital Raising Seminar, Hershey, PA (June 2012).

"SEC/Regulatory Update," BDO 2014 PA Banking Seminar, Exton, PA (December 2013)

"The SEC's Renewed Enforcement Initiative, Activist Shareholders Have Moved to Main Street, The Rise of Shareholder Proposals and your Response, and Development & Trends in Shareholder Activism," Hershey, PA (November 2013)

"The Role of the Board of Directors in Merger and Acquisition Scenarios"

"A Company's Duties and Obligations under the Securities Laws"

"Strategic and Capital Planning to Enhance Long-Term Shareholder Value"