S. Alan Rosen

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  • Partner at Duane Morris LLP
  • 865 South Figueroa Street, Suite 3100, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Alan Rosen practices in the area of corporate and banking law. Mr. Rosen represents banks, bank holding companies and their subsidiaries in connection with corporate, corporate securities, regulatory and M&A matters. He has served in a lead role in both buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, de novo bank formations, securities and debt offerings, both public and private, and a wide variety of bank regulatory matters, including a successful regulatory administrative appeal. Mr. Rosen has also represented underwriters of financial institution-related offerings and handles general corporate representation. He is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Rosen is a 1974 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the UCLA Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif, and a 1970 summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2017-present
•Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren
- Partner, 1989-2017
•Argue, Freston, Pierson, Harbison & Myers
- Partner, 1986-1989
•Cohen & Ziskin/Ziskin, Horgan & Rosen
- Associate/Partner, 1979-1986
•Manatt, Phelps
- Associate, 1975-1979
•California Supreme Court
- Law Clerk to Chief Justice Donald Wright, 1974-1975

Honors and Awards

•2017 Chazak ( Strength ) Award - Recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary commitment and enduring allegiance to the Jewish Community , Jewish Federation Valley Alliance

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Selected Publications

•Co-author, Considerations for Banks Given New Guidance on Cannabis, Duane Morris Alert, January 11, 2018

•Contributing Author, Bank Founder's Guide Book, SNL Securities, 1999
•Author, Corporate Tax Deductions for Non-Business Assets: A Proposal, 21 UCLA Law Review 1611, 1974

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Panelist, Community Bank M&A -2015, California Community Banking Network, October 28, 2015
•Webinar Speaker, Transitioning from Survival to Growth Mode, October 13, 2011

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Corporate Law
  • Banking
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
213 689 7461  Phone
213 403 5768  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1970
Law School Attended:
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., Associate Editor, UCLA Law Review, Order of the Coif, 1974
Year of First Admission:
1974, California

Professional Activities

•California State Bar
•Los Angeles County Bar Association
•California Bankers Association (CBA)
•Western Independent Bankers (WIB)
•California Community Banking Network (CCBN),

Birth Information:
Los Angeles, California, May 7, 1948
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Represented Valley Republic Bancorp (OTCQX: VLLX) in its private placement of $20 million in fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes, the net proceeds of which will support its growth.; Represented American Riviera Bank (OTC Markets: ARBV), a full-service community bank, in its $8.5 million capital-raise of common stock, the net proceeds of which will support growth and expansion in California's Central Coast.; Represented Bank of Southern California in an acquisition including negotiating and documenting the merger agreement, conducting a fairness hearing before the California Dept. of Business Oversight for a stock permit, preparing the joint proxy materials and preparing the regulatory applications.; Represented Bank of Southern California in a private placement to support a then pending merger and to support anticipated continued growth in assets that included preparation of offering related documents, regulatory filings, and ancillary amendment to Articles to increase authorized capital.; Represented Willamette Community Bank in a private placement to support anticipated continued growth in assets that included preparation of offering related documents and regulatory filings, and coordination of the closing.; Represented Gateway Bank, F.S.B., headquartered in Oakland, California focused on servicing the Asian ethnic community, in its private placement offering of common stock, resulting in raising $10.5 million in capital (a significant part of the Bank's achieving compliance with the regulatory order to which the Bank is a party and returning the Bank to positive financial performance).

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