Choice Bank has hired Dan Dvorak to serve as Chief Legal Counsel – Lending & Finance. In this new role, Dvorak will focus on commercial loan documentation, BaaS legal issues, corporate development, and portfolio acquisition projects.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dan Dvorak to Choice Bank,” said Brian L. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Choice Bank. “Dan’s extensive background in financial services and his impressive track record make him an invaluable addition to our team. With his deep expertise in banking and finance law, we are confident that he will play a pivotal role in driving Choice Bank’s success.”
“In an ever-evolving landscape, providing high-quality legal guidance is paramount to the bank’s success,” added Johnson. “Dvorak embodies the qualities of a trusted advisor who comprehends our business intricacies and acknowledges the realities of the current market.”
Dvorak was in a private practice as a financial services associate attorney for seven years, most recently at Faegre Drinker in Minneapolis. At Faegre, his practice focused on financial services, including commercial loan originations and workouts/restructuring. After private practice, Dvorak joined TCF/Huntington National Bank for nine years, where he represented equipment leasing and finance business and was a member of the Vendor Finance executive leadership team. Dvorak brings significant experience in commercial lending, equipment finance, and capital markets/syndications to his new role at Choice.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of building a growing bank, and broadening my area of responsibility beyond equipment finance and into many different areas of law impacting the bank,” Dvorak said. “I have met with a handful of Choice colleagues and they each impressed me with their enthusiasm, optimism, and drive for growth. Choice seemed like a great platform for me to join and continue to build my legal experience, and so far, it has been exactly that.”
Choice Bank provides innovative financial solutions with a People First approach. Since its founding in 2001, Choice has grown to $4.95 billion in assets. Choice delivers a broad range of products & services and authentic community banking through a team of trusted advisors. Choice is headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, with 22 locations throughout Minnesota and North Dakota, and serves a broader customer base across the United States. For more on Choice visit bankwithchoice.com/our-story