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Stan has extensive experience providing strategic counsel to banks on Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS), compliance and regulatory issues, cryptocurrency and digital assets, general banking corporate matters, lending issues, distressed loans and assets, failed bank receiverships and Fintech agreements and partnerships. Stan's background includes experience as a counsel with the FDIC, sitting on the board of a financial institution, and representing banks in private practice for over 15 years. Banks rely on his unique perspective to navigate today's complex regulatory environment and in implementing new technology, products and services. Additionally, Stan’s substantial experience in representing secured creditors, creditors’ committees and debtors in significant Chapter 11 cases, receiverships, assignments for the benefits of creditors and other out-of-court liquidations helps banks deal with special situations. Also, Stan has practical experience gained as a prosecutor and a defense attorney with the United States Navy Judge Advocate Corps.

Representative Experience

Activities & Honors

  • Selected, Super Lawyers
    • Illinois Super Lawyers (2014-2020)
    • Illinois Rising Star (2009-2010)
  • STAR Award, FDIC (2010-2011)
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
    • Senior Director (2007-2008)
    • Secretary (2006-2007)
    • Director (2004-2006)
    • Bankruptcy Committee Co-Chair, Young Lawyer Section (2002-2004)
  • Recipient, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, United States Armed Forces
  • Recipient, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, United States Armed Forces
  • Recipient, National Defense Service Medal, United States Armed Forces

Charitable & Community Organizations

  • Director, Chicago Lawyers Rugby Football Club (2014-2021)
  • Member, National Eagle Scout Association

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Articles & Publications


University of Illinois Chicago, M.B.A., 2014

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998

Boston College, B.A., 1995

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Department of Defense - Trial Judiciary
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