D.C. is the embodiment of multiple seats of governmental power
and influence—The White House, the Congress, the Supreme
Court, the Cabinet departments, and various federal agencies.
They issue laws, rules, regulations, directives, and other important
pronouncements with respect to a myriad of subjects that affect
financial institutions, other businesses, and individuals.
Together these government entities and the work they generate
creates what can best be described as "Federal Law,"
affecting each of us.
White House and its Cabinet or executive branch departments operate
nationally and internationally. Congress' actions have national
and international reach as well. The federal courts operate throughout the
country; and the federal regulatory agencies' scope is also broad. Being able to discern which federal law applies to a
particular situation, and how to address its consequences, is something
that Timothy D. Naegele & Associates has done
for years. Similarly, the actions of state governments and
legislatures, and local governmental entities, are affected by Federal
Law; and this interaction is often complex and baffling, yet we are able to work with all concerned to "cut through
the thicket" and produce results.
D. Naegele has crafted federal legislation
that has been enacted by the Congress, including the Anti-Tying
Provision of the Bank Holding Company Act (see our Published
Articles on the subject); he has authored state laws
as well as draft legislation, including a complete revision of
Maine's banking laws that now appears as Title 9-B of the Maine
Revised Statutes Annotated; he worked in the U.S. Senate for three
and a half years, staffing a presidential commission and writing
legislative proposals and speeches; he has worked with countless
federal and state departments and regulatory agencies to address
clients' needs; he has handled federal and state litigation, and
never lost a case when our clients have had the will and the means
to see things through to a successful conclusion; and he has advised
federal and state agencies, including the FDIC and the States
of California and Maine, and served as an expert witness.
- In each instance where we have acted
on behalf of our clients, Federal Law has played a role, directly
or indirectly, and it has been instrumental in the ultimate outcome.
For example, federal laws affect state-law cases; and client issues
often involve both federal and state ramifications, which cannot
and must not be ignored.
- Because the effect of Federal Law is so broad
and far-reaching, there is no American financial institution,
business, individual or governmental entity that is not affected
by it. Instead of Federal Law becoming less important, arguably
it is becoming more important with each passing year. Whether
a clients' issues involve Banking Law, Financing, Internet Law,
Legislation, Litigation or Regulation, Federal Law is often paramount and controlling.
D. Naegele & Associates understands how Federal Law operates,
its reach and ramifications, and how to "thread the needle"
in terms of dealing with it vis-à-vis our clients' needs.
Whatever those needs may be, we
can help you.