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Bank Advisors Ltd

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Bank Advisors Ltd

2136 Alan Dale Lane

Yorkville, Illinois 60560

United States

Company Description

Bank Advisors, Ltd. is a boutique community bank consulting firm that was formed in 2005 by John Cresto. The firm was formed to provide advisory services to local community banks. Over the last several years, through numerous bank assignments, Bank Advi ... more

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Background Information

Employment History


Seyfarth Shaw LLP


National Center for Employee Ownership

The ESOP Association

National Finance Committee

Financial Services Department of McBride Baker & Coles

Illinois State Bar Association

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education


law degree

John Marshall Law School

undergraduate degree

Western Illinois University

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Team Experience - John ...

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Team Experience - John Cresto and Ryan Kastner

¨ John Cresto, President ¨ 708-302-4181 ¨ email: jcresto@bankadvltd.com
¨ John is trained as an attorney, but no longer practices law. He began his private practice with Schillerstrom & Cresto, LTD, a firm that he founded in Naperville Illinois. John was also a partner with McBride, Baker & Coles, and Seyfarth & Shaw in Chicago, Illinois. During his twenty plus year legal career, he regularly counseled financial institutions in the structuring and documentation of financing transactions and commercial work out and litigation. John also represented residential and commercial real estate developers in the acquisition, development, and disposition of real estate. He has represented publicly traded real estate investment trusts in the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties and counseled them in connection with their financing needs. Since founding Bank Advisors, Ltd. in 2003, John has been focused on providing advisory services to local community banks.

MDI Iinvestments - Our Professional Network

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Bank Advisors, Ltd. ("BA") is a boutique community bank consulting firm formed in 2003 by John Cresto.

Introduction to Employee Ownership Plans: Grand Rapids, MI, October 11, 2001

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John Cresto , Seyfarth , Shaw , Fairweather & Geraldson

10 : 00 am.Break
10 : 15 am.Valuation Issues for Closely Held and Pre-IPO Companies
John Cresto , Seyfarth , Shaw , Fairweather & Geraldson

Seyfarth Shaw | 3 | In the News

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Newly hired attorneys in Chicago, include: Frances P. LaFleur, 39, partner; John J. Cresto, 44, partner; Steven R. Lifson, 41, partner; and Paul R. Simons, 36, associate.

John J. Cresto joins Seyfarth Shaw as a partner.Cresto has extensive experience in financial services, mergers and acquisitions, and the development and implementation of employee stock ownership plans (ESOP).He regularly advises ESOP lenders, corporations and trustees, as well as numerous banks and other lenders, on financing structures for ESOP transactions.Cresto makes regular presentations regarding ESOPs and ESOP
financing at seminars, including annual national conventions of the ESOP Association and National Center for Employee Ownership.He joins the firm from McBride Baker & Coles, where he was a partner and founding member of the ESOP Team.
"Seyfarth Shaw has developed a strong track record and a positive reputation in the employee benefits arena, which is a credit to the quality and dedication of the attorneys who made it happen," Cresto said.

Understanding the ESOP Repurchase Obligation Article

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I would like to acknowledge the following people for assisting me in the creation of this article : Jeffery Krenzel of Ludwig Goldberg & Krenzel ; John Cresto of McBride, Baker & Coles ; E.W. (Sandy) Purcell of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin ; Peter H. Briggs of Shareholder Strategies, Inc. ; Judith L. Kornfeld of ESOP Economics ; John A. Breheny of John Breheny & Associates ; George Cassiere of Goelzer & company ; Jerry Grossman of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin ; Robert W. Smiley, Jr. of Benefit Capital Companies ; Dennis Long of BCI Group ; Richard Tanner of Ownership Advisors ; Charles C. Hinners of Compensation Resources Group ; Bruce D. Grussing of Gray Plant Mooty & Bennett, P.A. ; Corey Rosen of the National Center for Employee Ownership ; Vaughn Gordy of LaSalle National Bank ; Fred Bergia of the Peoria Journal Star ; Art Scharinger of Floturn, Inc. ; Barry Hoskins of Antioch Publishing company ; John Banasek of GreatBanc Trust Company ; Peter Prodoehl of BCI Group ; Dave Lawrence of Gooding Rubber Co. ; Brad Henschen of BCI Group ; Peter Paquette of Claremont Flock Corporation ; and Tony Mathews of BCI Group.

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