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Mike Messaglia serves as Managing Partner of Krieg DeVault. His practice includes financial institutions, general corporate matters, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and taxation. He serves on the firm's Executive Committee and is the former Chair of the firm's Financial Institutions Practice. He has been involved in numerous merger and acquisition transactions involving both public and private companies, and has served as issuer's counsel in public offerings of securities.  He has also advised financial institutions on bank regulatory and enforcement matters, and has provided counsel in respect to the formation of de novo financial institutions. Mr. Messaglia advises clients on general matters including corporate governance and securities compliance.

Representative Experience

  • Counsel on acquisitions and sales involving financial institutions totaling in excess of $11 billion in assets
  • Counsel on acquisitions and sales by financial institutions of non-banking assets including insurance agencies, trust companies, investment advisors and broker-dealers
  • Represented clients in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities
  • Represented clients on SEC compliance, including filings under The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • Represented clients in closing transactions under the Capital Purchase Program of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and in connection with the repurchase of preferred stock and warrants issued under the programs
  • Advised management and boards of directors of financial institutions in connection with regulatory enforcement matters and bank examination issues
  • Counsel clients on corporate governance matters

Professional Associations

  • Former Chair (2009), Business Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association 
  • Former Executive Committee Member (2003-2009), Business Section, Indianapolis Bar Association 
  • Member, Notre Dame Alumni Club of Indianapolis 
  • Member, Notre Dame Monogram Club 
  • Former Trustee (2004-2005), North Park Academy

Civic Involvement

  • Board Member, RitFit, Inc.
  • Advisory Committee Member, Charitable Allies, Inc. 
  • Board Director, Holtz’s Heroes Foundation, Inc.
  • Board Director, Indianapolis Indians
  • Former Co-Chair (2022), The Center for the Performing Arts Gala Committee
  • Former Chair (2019), Marian University Gala Committee

Awards & Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2007-2022
  • "Forty Under 40”, Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Chambers USA: Leader In the Field of Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

Seminars & Presentations

  • Co-presenter, "Are We in a Banking Crisis? What the Silicon Valley and Signature Banks’ Failure Tell Us About the Future of Financial Institutions", Krieg DeVault Podcast Series, April 13, 2023
  • "The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act", Krieg DeVault LLP Financial Institutions Webinar Series, September 2018
  • "Banking Law and Regulation", ICLEF, October 2017
  • "Good Practice Guidance for Lawyers To Detect & Combat Money Laundering", ICLEF, November 2011
  • "2010 Regulatory Financial Reform: What You Need to Know Now!", Indiana Bankers Association, 2010
  • "Changing Capital Requirements and Raising Capital", Indiana Bankers Association, 2010
  • "Living in the Current Banking Environment", Banking Law and Regulation (ICLEF), 2010 
  • Chair of "Buy-Sell Agreements and use in Business Succession Planning", Indianapolis Bar Association, 2009
  • Presented "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008", Indiana Bankers Association, 2008
  • Chair of "Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions", Indianapolis Bar Association, 2008
  • Chair of "409A Primer for Transactional Attorneys: How to Avoid IRS Penalties", Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007
  • Presented “Analysis of Securities Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions”, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2006
  • Chair of  “Crisis Planning for Businesses”, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2006
  • Chair of “Indemnification Insurance in Acquisition Transactions”, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2005
  • Chair of “Leveraged ESOPs”, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2004
  • Chair of “HIPAA Privacy for the Business Lawyer”, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2003
  • Presented “Introduction to Stock Transfer Agents”, Community Bankers of Indiana, 2000


  • "Capital Raising for Community Banks: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," Hoosier Banker, May June 2021
  • "Corporate Governance: What Every Bank Director Must Know," Hoosier Banker, November 2016
  • "Dodd-Frank Act Rulemaking: Far From Complete", Hoosier Banker, December 2012
  • "Changing Capital Requirements and Ways to Raise Capital: A Two Part Series", Hoosier Banker, January 2010
  • "Changing Capital Requirements and Ways to Raise Capital: A Two Part Series", Hoosier Banker, December 2009
  • "Wall Street Reform Impacts Main Street Bankers" Hoosier Banker
  • "The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008:  Initial Impact", Hoosier Banker
  • "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009:  Impact on Financial Institutions", Hoosier Banker


  • Legal Lean Sigma® White Belt


  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1993
  • B.A. in Accounting, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1990

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (1993)