United Community Bank is pleased to expand its internal corporate legal team with the addition of Christopher M. Towery as Deputy General Counsel. In this role, Towery will support the General Counsel with overseeing, planning, organizing and directing the legal staff and outside counsel. Additionally, he will evaluate legal and policy matters affecting the bank’s activities and particularly provide support for M&A activities, capital transactions, finance and treasury matters, and litigation.
“Chris has strong legal experience related to banking and finance that will be immensely helpful as United continues to grow,” said Melinda Davis Lux, General Counsel for United Community Bank. “The organization will benefit greatly from his understanding of loan transactions, capital markets, and bankruptcy. Chris’ deep experience in banking transactions adds strength to the legal department to support the strategic initiatives of the bank.”
Towery comes to United from Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, where he was a partner in the capital markets practice group. He has a decade of legal practice in the Carolinas and has earned various professional accolades. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree from Furman University. He is currently pursuing a master’s in business administration from the Quantic School of Business & Technology.
“Providing legal and strategic counsel to banks and financial institutions has grown to be my professional passion,” said Towery. “I am thrilled to now join an already distinguished in-house legal team and work together with all parts of the bank to support the mission and vision of the organization.”
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