Hudson Cook, LLP
Kate is a partner in Hudson Cook, LLP’s Maryland office and co-chair of the firm’s Business Funding practice group. Her practice focuses on the areas of Consumer Financial Services and Small Business Financing. Kate represents banks, finance companies, private equity and investment bank investors, merchant cash advance companies, and small business lenders establishing new programs and products, and conducts due diligence and compliance reviews of consumer lending and business financing portfolios. Kate’s practice also includes assisting clients with compliance with state and federal consumer protection and related laws as they develop and maintain mortgage lending, automobile finance and other credit programs. Kate has testified before the United States House of Representatives Small Business Subcommittee regarding improving small business capital access, before the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee and Senate Finance Committee regarding proposed bills to regulate sales-based business financing transactions, and has appeared several times before the California legislature and New Jersey Senate Committee on Commerce regarding proposed disclosures for business finance transactions. Kate is a founding member of the Alternative Finance Bar Association, an organization of attorneys who represent merchant cash advance companies and lenders providing financing to small businesses. She is recognized by Best Lawyers 2022 in Financial Services Regulation Law and is a member of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.