Elected Member

Thomas J. Buiteweg

Hudson Cook, LLP
Ann Arbor, MI
Education
University of Notre Dame, BBA Accounting
University of Michigan Law School, JD

Tom Buiteweg is a partner with Hudson Cook, LLP and works in the firm's Ann Arbor Michigan office.  His practice focuses on compliance issues related to  motor vehicle and personal property financing and leasing and  electronic financial services. Through his work on Uniform Law Commission ("ULC", also known as the "National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws") projects and other professional activities, he is also active in several rapidly evolving areas of the law, including the regulation of virtual currency businesses, highly automated vehicles, and smart contracts.

Tom is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan Law School where he teaches a course in sales and secured financing that focuses on dealer and consumer motor vehicle sales and financing.

Tom is actively involved in a number of professional organizations. He has been a vice-chair of the both the Consumer Financial Services and Uniform Commercial Code Committees of Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He currently serves as Chair of the Michigan Commission on Uniform State Laws. He also serves as the ULC Treasurer.

Tom is currently the chair of the ULC's Highly Automated Vehicle Drafting Committee and its Committee on Technology. His past ULC work includes projects related to the regulation of virtual currency businesses, revisions to UCC Article 9, home foreclosure procedures, manufactured housing financing, and motor vehicle titling.

He is a member of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law.

Before attending law school, Tom practiced as a certified public accountant.

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Areas of Expertise
Consumer Law
Secured Transactions (Commercial Law)
Electronic Commerce (Commercial Law)
Uniform Commercial Code (Commercial Law)