Hudson Cook, LLP, January 2008 to present.
Practice includes assisting national and state banks, investment banks, commercial finance companies, savings associations, mortgage bankers, licensed lenders, and other related entities and businesses in the development and maintenance of nationwide consumer finance programs, including federal and state compliance with lending, credit sales, privacy, licensing, and corporate governance.
Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of H&R Block Mortgage Corporation, a subsidiary of H&R Block, Inc., 1999-2007.
Represented management on corporate governance and business acts and practices, as well as compliance with federal and state mortgage, consumer credit, advertising, and privacy matters. Directed the legal representation for H&R Block Mortgage Corporation's federal and state court litigation, consumer and regulatory complaints and inquires, including federal and state agency proceedings. Also negotiated complex commercial business contracts, including warehouse financing, asset purchase and sales agreements, merger and acquisitions agreements, real estate leasing for more than three million square feet of commercial office space, and software licensing.Vice President and Senior Counsel of Assurance Mortgage Corporation of America, 1997-1999 (acquired by H&R Block, Inc. in 1999).