Steve Donahoe focuses his practice on corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory matters for financial institutions, including consumer finance, compliance and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau matters. He also regularly advises boards of directors and committees of boards of directors on all aspects of corporate governance.

Mr. Donahoe represents a variety of companies in the financial services industry, including public and private financial institutions, mutual financial institutions, investment banking firms and private investors. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of business transactions involving financial institutions and public companies, including mergers, acquisitions, stock purchases and asset transfers.

Mr. Donahoe also has significant experience representing issuers and underwriters in initial and secondary public securities offerings. In addition, he regularly counsels public companies with respect to their reporting obligations under the federal securities laws and routinely advises clients on the full range of securities regulations applicable to corporations and their officers, directors, and principal shareholders. 

Mr. Donahoe also advises on the formation of captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and other alternative risk transfer arrangements.

Mr. Donahoe has been recognized as a 2014 and 2015 Washington D.C. "Rising Star" in the area of Securities and Corporate Finance by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Former Associate Editor


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (2005)
    cum laude
  • Mary Washington College, B.A. (2000)
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Who We Are

Suite 900, 607 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005-2018
t +1 202.508.5818
f +1 202.585.0074

Stephen F. Donahoe

Experience Highlights

Acquisition of branch office by Advance Bank
Represented Advance Bank in its acquisition of a Baltimore branch office and related deposits from Susquehanna Bank. more
Issuance of securities in the TARP Capital Purchase Program by Central Bancorp Inc.
Represented Central Bancorp Inc. in its issuance of $10.0 million of preferred stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock through its more
Formation of a de novo thrift institution and related public offering
Formation of a Florida-based de novo thrift institution and related public offering to raise start-up capital. more
$54.8 million merger between Central Bancorp, Inc. and Independent Bank Corporation
Represented Central Bancorp, Inc. based in Somerville, MA in a $54.8M transaction with Independent Bank Corporation based in Rockland, MA. The firm more