Jeffrey Hare focuses his practice on federal and state banking and financial services laws and regulations. Jeffrey has significant experience with chartering and conversions (particularly national bank and special purpose charters), Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering compliance, product development, investor control issues, affiliated and insider transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and permissible bank and holding company activities. He represents banks and lenders as well as their holding companies and investors in day-to-day compliance matters as well as examination criticism and enforcement actions.

Jeffrey also regularly advises non-bank clients that provide financial services either directly or through bank partnership arrangements. In this regard, he advises innovative payment service providers, money services businesses (including money transmitters and providers of prepaid access), vendors to banks, and retail merchants in connection with credit and debit card acceptance and co-brand agreements. Jeffrey has specific experience related to mobile payments and banking, virtual currency, and state licensing requirements for commercial and consumer lenders and loan brokers.

In connection with anti-money laundering compliance, Jeffrey has developed and advised on implementation of clients' global programs. He has developed anti-money laundering programs for clients that are not directly subject to the Bank Secrecy Act but seek to adopt programs to address counterparty or bank demands, to reduce risk, or to satisfy industry expectations. He has undertaken many comparative analyses of US anti-money laundering laws relative to those of foreign jurisdictions.

Having recently represented national trust banks in their formation and conversion, Jeffrey also has significant experience advising clients that offer trust, asset management, and fiduciary services. He has specific experience with federal preemption of state laws for trust banks and utilization of limited purpose trust companies within existing business organizations.

Further, Jeffrey has significant experience in consumer financial products, with s focus on the Truth in Lending Act, Truth in Savings Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and fair lending laws. He has helped clients develop and implement compliance programs and customer disclosure materials for credit and deposit products.