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MARGARET B. CROCKETT

COUNSEL

  • J.D., 1987
    Boston College Law School
    (summa cum laude)
  • B.A., 1981
    Duke University
    (magna cum laude)

Margaret Crockett, a counsel in the firm's Business Law Department, advises banks, bank holding companies, trust companies and mortgage companies on a variety of corporate and banking 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, mortgage lending disclosure requirements, electronic funds transfer regulation, Internet banking, fair credit reporting, fair lending and privacy.

WORK FOR CLIENTS

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 banks and limited purpose trust companies on the offering of mutual funds, securities brokerage services and trust services.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Ms. Crockett is a member of the Boston, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations and a member of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee. She serves as chair of the Consumer Financial Services Subcommittee on Deposit Accounts.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Ms. Crockett is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

RECOGNITION

Ms. Crockett 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."