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Washington, 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. 

The 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.

  • Timothy 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.

Timothy 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.

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