Poland named general counsel at Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Todd Poland has been named general counsel of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, the Bedminster-based bank announced Friday.

Poland, who was a partner at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, will be responsible for overseeing all legal affairs of the company in addition to providing advice to the bank’s executive management team on all matters of law and policy.

“Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role, which will serve the Bank well as we continue our ongoing initiative in expanding our reach,” Peapack CEO and President Doug Kennedy said in a release. “His expansive experience will be a valuable asset to our company.”

At McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Poland concentrated on cases involving banking, corporation and securities law, according to the release.

The release said Poland has extensive experience in bank and thrift regulatory and transactional matters, representation of parties to private equity transactions and other mergers and acquisitions (including strategic and financial buyers, and institutional lenders and equity investors), general representation of banks and other financial institutions, public and privately held companies, and public and private offerings of securities.

Poland has a B.A. in English from Georgetown University and an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He holds a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law and is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations.

Poland also will have the title executive vice president at Peapack.