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Hudson Cook, LLP Adds Eight Attorneys and Opens Three New Offices

August 3, 2012

Top New England and Tennessee financial services groups join industry leading compliance law firm

Hanover Maryland. -- Hudson Cook LLP, a nationwide provider of legal compliance services for the financial services industry, recently announced the addition of eight new attorneys including six new partners and the establishment of the firm’s Tennessee office and its New England offices in Massachusetts and Maine.  Lori A. Desjardins and Ryan S. Stinneford, both partners and Frank H. Bishop, Jr., associate, all formerly with Pierce Atwood LLP, opened an office in Portland, Maine.  Tom Quinn, also formerly with Pierce Atwood LLC, joined the firm as a partner and opened an office in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Ron Gorsline, Justin Hosie and Blake Sims, all partners and all formerly with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. joined the firm and opened an office in Chattanooga, Tennessee. David Hicks joined the Tennessee office as an associate.   

Maine Office:

Lori Desjardins brings extensive experience in bank regulatory compliance involving deposit, credit, non-deposit investment products, cash management products and service agreements.

Ryan Stinneford’s practice includes state and federal regulatory compliance and bank regulatory matters, including all aspects of consumer lending, deposit products, and credit, debit and prepaid cards and electronic payment systems.  His experience also includes advising clients in all industries on marketing, advertising, privacy and data security issues.

Frank H. Bishop Jr. assists national and state financial institutions with compliance issues including deposit, credit and non-deposit investment products and services, as well as electronic banking services.

Massachusetts Office:

Tom Quinn advises banks and non-depository financial service companies on their compliance with state and federal regulations affecting consumer lending, deposit products and privacy matters.

Tennessee Office:

Ron Gorsline focuses his practice on consumer financial services and regulatory compliance. He advises financial institutions and non-bank financial institutions on open-end and closed-end credit, money transmission, prepaid cards, electronic payments, and other financial service products.

Justin Hosie’s practice focuses on federal and state regulatory compliance for Internet lenders, small dollar lenders, title lenders, installment lenders, check cashers, money service businesses, prepaid card providers, credit service organizations, and other financial innovators.

Blake Sims focuses his practice on federal and state regulatory compliance.  He advises consumer financial services companies and their third-party vendors on various products and services, including secured and unsecured loans, open and closed-end credit, card products, electronic payments, and other credit products.

David Hicks focuses his practice on federal and state regulatory compliance for consumer financial services companies.

“We are really pleased to have these able and experienced lawyers join our practice.  They provide us with additional geographical reach, add valuable depth to our core practices and bring additional breadth with practice areas that complement ours”, said Tom Hudson, Chairman of Hudson Cook. 

About Hudson Cook, LLP
Hudson Cook, LLP is a 46-lawyer consumer financial services law firm with offices in California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. The firm represents many of the nation’s top banks, savings associations, holding companies, finance companies and mortgage bankers, auto dealers, trade associations, insurance and securities companies, investment banks and "e-commerce" firms, including several Fortune 500 companies. Hudson Cook's related Internet publishing company, CounselorLibrary.com, offers online compliance database and update services, including industry standards CARLAW and HouseLaw. For more information regarding the law firm and the publishing company, call Tom Hudson at 410-865-5411 or visit online at www.hudco.com and www.counselorlibrary.com.

08/01/12

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