HANOVER, Md. -- Hudson Cook LLP, a nationwide provider of legal compliance services for the financial services industry, has added Thomas J. Buiteweg as a partner to the firm's Ann Arbor, Mich., office.

He will focus his practice on federal and state consumer financial services laws with particular emphasis in automotive financing.

He is the current co-chair of the Personal Property Financing Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee, and is also a member of the Governing Committee for the Conference on Consumer Finance Law.

Before joining Hudson Cook, he worked as legal counsel for General Motors Acceptance Corporation where he managed the legal staff’s consumer automotive finance group. He was a member of the working group that developed standards for electronic motor vehicle retail installment sale and lease contracts.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration in accounting from the University of Notre Dame, graduating sum cum laude. He is also a certified public accountant.

"Tom brings skills and experience that will fit perfectly in the Firm’s automotive compliance practice," said Tom Hudson, partner at the Hanover, Md. office of Hudson Cook. "We are pleased to add a partner to the Firm who is so widely recognized as an expert in automotive finance law."