Along with our partners, the advisory committee for Legado consists of legal counsel, bank owners, commercial real estate brokers, and serial entrepreneurs. They will provide the company with judicious advice and support the mission, vision, and core values of Legado.

Hope Newsome, Esq. is co-founder and managing partner of Virtus LLP. Her practice includes providing legal and compliance counsel to entrepreneurs, broker-dealers, investment advisers, private funds, and issuers. Hope previously served as general counsel and chief compliance officer of a private equity firm responsible for more than 50 public and private funds with various offering amounts up to $250 million and more than $600 million deployed capital in the areas of real estate, energy, senior housing, hospitality and 1031 exchanges. An author and panelist on relevant regulatory topics within the financial services industry, Hope has significant experience providing counsel on the issuance, investment management and distribution of private equity and debt.

CEO of Crossman and Company. John brings decades of real estate advisory experience. Crossman & Company is one of the largest retail leasing, management and investment sales firms focused on serving landlords throughout the Southeast.

With offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Crossman & Company represents more than 400 shopping centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee with over 28 million square feet under leasing and/or management.

Founder of CEO of a newly launched financial institution. Ken brings decades of experience from the lending and investment markets. Ken has dominated the financial market with his experience founding, managing, and operating banks. Ken maintained transparent fiduciary responsibilities and was able to scale two separate banks out of the ground to eventually being acquired by larger regional financial institutions.