Michael K. Staub

Michael K. Staub



1988, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, B.S., A.B.M.

1995, University of Southern California, J.D., cum laude

Michael K. Staub began his legal career working in the areas of construction defect and environmental coverage litigation in Los Angeles and Century City. In 1997, he accepted a position with a well-respected regional firm in Spokane, Washington to help expand their business, banking and healthcare practice. Mr. Staub was made partner of the firm in 2002 and continued to develop a solid business and banking client base, representing a wide variety of institutional and private equity lenders. His practice included negotiating and documenting complex private equity and institutional financing, corporate start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and development projects, as well as bank and business liability defense litigation. Mr. Staub’s extensive bank and corporate experience made him a perfect fit for Stuart | Moore | Staub. He became a partner of the firm in 2017. Mr. Staub is actively licensed in California, Washington, and Idaho and able to assist community bank and corporate clients with a broad range of legal needs.

Areas of Expertise

Mr. Staub has represented major national corporations and institutional lenders in general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, securities offerings, loan transactions, loan collateralization issues, secured transactions, loan work-outs, and commercial litigation.

He also has significant experience negotiating and litigating complex transactions, representing lenders in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as pursuing collateral and guarantor recovery on defaulted loan transactions. He routinely counsels community banks on merger transactions, branch transactions, capital raises, stock sales and purchases, stock option plans, and personnel issues.

Selected Experience

With Stuart | Moore | Staub, Mr. Staub has negotiated bank purchases in the context of FDIC auctions, handled major and minor branch purchase transactions, tender offers, capital raises, private placements, community bank M&A transactions, charter conversions, short-form mergers, securities registration, private placement offerings, capital raises, Nasdaq listings, and provided general regulatory guidance and employment law consultation. Mr. Staub has experience negotiating and preparing securities offering documents; drafting and reviewing ’34 Act filings, interfacing with various corporate and banking committees on regulatory and financial compliance; and rendering general corporate securities and regulatory advice.

Professional and Community Involvement

Mr. Staub is an active member of the California State Bar, the Washington State Bar, and the Idaho State Bar. When away from the office, Mike enjoys supporting the Cal Poly Mustang Stampede Club, golf, hiking, biking, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.