HANOVER, Md. — Hudson Cook LLP, a nationwide provider of legal compliance services for the financial services industry, has received the silver medal award in the 2009 annual Axiom Business Books Awards competition for its book, “CARLAW F&I Legal Desk Book.”

The award was given in the business legal reference category.

Tom Hudson, along with the lawyers of Hudson Cook, LLP, authored the book on legal issues dealing with automobile sales financing and leasing.

“The award recognizes the breadth of auto financing experience that Hudson Cook LLP lawyers have accumulated. The book would not have been recognized without the contributions of many of the firm’s lawyers,” Hudson said.

The Jenkins Group Inc., which sponsors the annual awards, stated “The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators.”

Among his other achievements, Hudson has created the popular monthly legal reporting services “CARLAW,” “HouseLaw,” and “Spot Delivery,” a monthly newsletter for auto dealers. Hudson has authored and edited two other books on the topic of auto sales, finance and leasing. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings, and his articles appear in many industry publications.