Shane B. Hansen

Partner | shansen@wnj.com | V-Card | Profile PDF Grand RapidsT 616.752.2145F 616.222.2145M 616.540.1027 Shane Hansen practices in the area of financial services regulation of banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial planners and money managers. He regularly advises clients about business, corporate, banking and securities laws and regulations. He has substantial experience involving mergers, acquisitions and sales of financial institutions and their assets.
Shane Hansen practices in the area of financial services regulation of banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial planners and money managers. He regularly advises clients about business, corporate, banking and securities laws and regulations. He has substantial experience involving mergers, acquisitions and sales of financial institutions and their assets.
  • Experience
  • Biography
  • News
  • Publications
  • Leadership
  • Speaking Engagements

Experience

Securities Industry

  • Mergers and acquisitions of broker-dealers and investment advisers
  • Purchase and sale of broker and investment adviser representative practices
  • FINRA New and Continuing Membership Applications
  • Legal and compliance issues affecting broker-dealers and investment advisers
  • Drafted wide range of service agreements between broker-dealers and vendors including, for example, clearing agreements, bank-brokerage networking relationships, and registered representative agreements
  • Drafting client service contracts and representative agreements
  • Regulatory investigations and examination responses
  • Establishment of bank-brokerage networking relationships
  • Extensive work with the SEC, state securities regulators, and FINRA on a wide range of regulatory issues, including examinations, investigations, and enforcement issues
  • Formation, registration, and regulation of broker-dealers and investment advisers under federal and state securities laws and FINRA rules
  • Advising firms regarding Regulation S-P, Consumer Financial Privacy and Information Security
  • Response to regulatory inspections, complaints, and inquires
  • Responsible for formation and registration of numerous investment advisers

Banking Industry

  • Acquisitions and sales of bank holding companies, banks and thrifts, and branches
  • Analysis of anticompetitive effects of proposed bank mergers and acquisitions
  • Analysis of banking powers and regulations governing various banking-related investments and activities
  • Contract drafting, reviews, analyses, and negotiations creating and terminating various vendor relationships
  • Corporate consolidations and reorganizations of banks and their subsidiaries
  • Counsel in six one-bank holding company formations and six bank subsidiary mortgage company formations
  • Counsel on bank regulatory issues involving late trading and market timing by hedge funds, including negotiations with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Extensive work with federal and state banking regulators on a wide range of bank regulatory issues
  • Purchases and sales of lines of banking business and related assets and liabilities (credit card and merchant processing portfolios)
  • Lead counsel for the acquisition and corporate restructuring of a $250 million thrift, including the first thrift-bank merger authorized under Illinois law
  • Lead counsel for the sale of a $100+ million bank, including contract negotiations and closing
  • Lead counsel in acquiring a failed thrift from the Resolution Trust Corporation
  • Lead counsel in the sale of a $16.5 million merchant processing line of business and the establishment of a strategic relationship for marketing future business
  • Lead counsel in the sale of a $300 million credit card portfolio; prepared and negotiated purchase and sale contract documentation
  • Purchases and sales of various types of mortgage loan and mortgage servicing portfolios
  • Responsible for corporate consolidations and reorganizations of over 35 banks and their subsidiaries for various bank holding companies
  • Responsible for preparing and negotiating contract documentation in 20+ portfolio purchases or sales and forward commitments for mortgages, mortgage servicing, automobile loans, marine loans and student loans
  • Responsible for purchase and sale transactions involving 30+ bank and thrift branches with total assets and liabilities over $700 million
  • Securities offerings by banks and bank holding companies
  • Formations of banks, bank holding companies mortgage companies and other subsidiaries

Industries

Practices

Education

  • University of Michigan J.D. 1982 cum laude
  • Albion College B.A. 1979 magna cum laude

Admitted

  • 1982, Michigan

Honors and Awards

  • Stategic Partner of the Year, Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Adivsors®, 2013
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2006, 2007, and 2009-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, 2007-Present

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
    Chair, Committee on State Securities Regulation (2011-present); Co-chair and Michigan Liaison, Subcommittee on Liaisons to Securities Administrators (2007-present); Member, Subcommittee on Broker-dealers and Investment Advisers; Member, Committee on Federal Securities Regulation; Forum Committee on Franchising
  • State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section
    Member, Securities Committee; Member, Financial Institutions Committee
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association

Publications

  • "Balancing Client Privacy and Client Service--Regulation S-P Applied to Recruiting Representatives"
  • "The Price of Protecting Privacy--Proposed Regulation S-P Amendments"
  • "Applications of Federal Privacy Law and Regulations to Changing Employment Relationships in the Securities Industries"
  • "Regulation of Financial Planners and Investment Advisers"
  • "Best Execution and Trading Practices of Investment Advisers"

Blog Posts

Professional Affiliations

  • Christian Legal Society
  • Financial Planning Association
  • National Society of Compliance Professionals

Community Affiliations

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
    Chair and President, Board of Directors (1999-2001); Chair, Long Range Planning Committee (2006-2011); Member, Executive Committee (1998-2001 and 2006-2011); Member, Board of Directors (1995-2001 and 2005-2011)
  • Ada Christian School Foundation
    President, Board of Trustees (2004-2005); Member, Board of Trustees (2002-2005)
  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church (OPC)
    Chair, Capital Campaign (2009-present); Deacon (2011-present); Member, Long Range Planning Committee (2008-2009)
  • Citizens League of Greater Grand Rapids
  • Leadership Grand Rapids Alumni

Speaking Engagements

  • Investment Adviser CCO Workshop, Investment Advisers Association, March 7, 2013
  • Dodd Frank's Impact on M&A Brokers, Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors, July 10-11, 2012
  • Mitigating Liability Of M&A Brokers, M&A Source Summer Conference, June 5, 2012
  • Securities Regulation of Business Brokers, Michigan Business Brokers, April 20, 2012
  • National Regulatory Services Webinar, Investment Advisers Association, February 23, 2012
  • Securities Regulation of M&A Brokers, AM&AA Winter Conference, January 17, 2012

Shane Hansen has made presentations for:

  • National Society of Compliance Professionals
  • Investment Advisers Association
  • Michigan Bankers Association Programs
  • North American Securities Administration Association (NASAA) Corporate Finance Section
  • State Bar of Michigan, Financial Institutions Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section
  • Financial Planning Association of Michigan

NOTICE. Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you.

By clicking the ‘ACCEPT’ button, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you.

Please click the ‘ACCEPT’ button if you understand and accept the foregoing statement and wish to proceed.

ACCEPTCANCEL