Royal Oak, Michigan, November 29, 2016: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Steven M. Van Beek has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly 'Up & Coming Lawyers' Class of 2016. The 30 Honorees were selected by a committee based on criteria including those who have established a name for themselves in the legal community, go above and beyond, and display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers — in their first 10 years in practice.
Steven M. Van Beek concentrates his practice in the area of financial regulations. He represents credit unions throughout the country to help ensure they comply with the regulations and guidance issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the National Credit Union Administration, the Federal Reserve Board as well as the underlying legal statutes. Beyond the regulations, Mr. Van Beek has intimate knowledge of the operational issues facing credit unions and best practices credit unions can follow to reduce compliance, strategic and reputation risks.
Mr. Van Beek is a frequent speaker at national and regional industry events delivering information on new and existing laws and regulations impacting financial institutions. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, Mr. Van Beek served as the Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Senior Federal Counsel at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). There, he was responsible for all aspects of NAFCU's compliance assistance program and compliance-related products and services.
Mr. Van Beek received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Hope College in 2004 and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 2007. He is a member of the American Bar Association and is Vice Chair of the Credit Union Committee’s Operations Subcommittee. He is licensed to practice in the States of Michigan and Virginia.
Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners. The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California. Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax. Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; commodity futures; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.howardandhoward.com.