Richard J. Margenot, a Greenwich-based attorney, has joined First County Bank as a corporator. The position of corporator is an opportunity offered to community representatives. Margenot joins a group of 36 other bank corporators. A First County Bank corporator plays a critical role in a mutual community bank. Corporators are centers of influence with diverse backgrounds from both for-profit and nonprofit sectors that represent communities the bank serves.

"First County Bank has had a professional relationship with Rick for many years, working together on a number of business and trust and estate matters," said First County Bank Chairman and CEO Rey Giallongo. "As a lifelong resident of Greenwich and having practiced law in lower Fairfield County since 1985, he will have the best interests of the bank in mind when dealing with area businesses and individuals. Rick will make an excellent corporator. We look forward to his contribution and advice as we grow our franchise."

The board of directors recruits potential corporators who have strong knowledge of the communities First County Bank serves and are successful in their business or profession.

Margenot manages a law practice focusing on real estate, probate litigation, estate planning, conservatorship and business matters. He is a member of the bar in Connecticut and New York, and the federal courts of the District of Connecticut and Southern District of New York.

In addition, he is an executive board member of the Greenwich Council Boy Scouts of America and serves as vice president of operations. Margenot also is a member of the board of directors for the Montgomery Pinetum Park Coalition Inc. Other professional memberships include Greenwich Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee; Connecticut Bar Association, Planned Legal Assistance Network of Connecticut; Associate Member Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Fairfield County Bar Association.

Margenot earned a juris doctorate from Pace University School of Law in 1984, and a bachelor's degree in political science from Trinity College in 1980.

When not practicing law, Margenot is active with the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting and involved in multiple extracurricular pursuits, such as beekeeping, ice hockey, hiking, skiing and biking.

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, for more than 160 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport.

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