Reliance Financial Corporation's acquisition by Fidelity Information Services

Advised Reliance Financial Corporation on its acquisition by merger by Fidelity Information Services (NYSE: FIS). The transaction, which had an aggregate purchase price of $110 million, brought together the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology and one of the largest independent trust companies in the United States. Assisted with the negotiation and preparation of the Agreement and Plan of Merger and the ancillary documents needed to close the deal, including Hart-Scott-Rodino clearance, numerous vendor consents, and the approval of the transaction by Reliance’s board of directors and shareholders. Mr. Hopkins acted as Board counsel, advising the directors on their duties in a change of control transaction.