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Margaret Crockett is a counsel in the firm's Financial Institutions Group. As a member of the Banking and Consumer Financial Services Practices, she advises banks, bank holding companies, trust companies, mortgage companies and other financial services providers on a variety of corporate, banking and regulatory issues, including compliance with Massachusetts and federal laws and regulations governing financial institutions and their activities. She also has extensive experience in consumer banking regulation and lending matters, including truth in lending and truth in savings regulation, electronic funds transfer regulation, rules governing automated clearing house transactions, fair credit reporting, fair lending and privacy.

Ms. Crockett has represented financial institutions on a full range of corporate and regulatory matters, including bank mergers and acquisitions, mutual holding company formations, branch sales and acquisitions, and purchases and sales of mortgage loan portfolios. She also advises financial services providers on deposit taking, consumer and commercial lending and electronic payments.

Ms. Crockett is a Member of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. She was articles editor of the Boston College Law Review and authored "The Constitutionality of Regional Banking Laws: Northeast Bancorp, Inc. v. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System."

Professional Activities

Ms. Crockett is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations and a member of the American Bar Association's Consumer Financial Services Committee. She is a past chair of the Consumer Financial Services Subcommittee on Deposit and Payment Products.