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Richard Hills

Richard Hills


Tennessee, U.S.A.

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Helping financial institutions reach their goals is the singular focus of Richard Hills’ legal practice. Whether representing a de novo community bank or a well-established bank holding company with regional operations, Richard has earned a reputation for his ability to solve problems for financial services clients with unique needs and specific strategic objectives.

Over a legal career spanning nearly two decades, Richard has played a critical role in helping financial services clients grow through mergers and acquisitions, stock and debt offerings and other capital raising activities. Richard assists financial institutions with corporate formations and restructurings, recapitalizations, corporate governance, and a host of complex regulatory issues. He also has extensive experience representing financial institutions in examinations, investigations and enforcement proceedings before federal and state financial institution regulatory agencies.

Prior to joining Waller in 2014, Richard was a partner in the Financial Institutions Team of Womble Carlyle’s Capital Markets Business Group in Atlanta.

Bar Admissions



J.D., cum laude, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, 1996
B.A., Davidson College, 1992
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member, American Bankers Association
Member, Georgia Bankers Association
Member, North Carolina Bankers Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Nashville, Tennessee, Georgia and American Bar Associations

Professional Activities and Experience

Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, Atlanta, Ga., 2007-2014
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, MagnetBank, Atlanta, Ga., 2005-2007
Associate, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, Atlanta, Ga., 1996-2005

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