In one of only two bank merger deals west of the Rockies since mid-March, our client, Willamette Community Bank (“WBC”) announced this week it is being acquired by merger with People’s Bank of Commerce in Medford.  The transaction involves an issuance of cash and stock.  The Buchalter team is led by Shareholders Marcus Williams and Philip Wolman, Senior Counsel Alison Pear and Jerry Janoff, Special Counsel Tonie Bitseff, and Attorneys Sydney Vinson and Amy Opoien.