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 experience in legal practice 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 distressed transactions, contracts, real estate and more.”
Towery comes to United from Womble Bond Dickinson, where he was made partner in 2020. He has a decade of legal practice in the Carolinas and was recognized as one of the North Carolina Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in Banking in 2020. He was also recognized as the Best Lawyers ™ Bankruptcy Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in 2019. 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 counsel to banks and financial institutions has grown to be my professional passion and area of expertise,” 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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