Ross B. Hofherr, Member, Leader, International Trade Law Practice Group
Harris Beach PLLC
Ross is a co-leader of the Regional Financial Institutions Team and represents financial institutions and other commercial clients in complex business disputes in state and federal courts. These matters often involve multijurisdictional or international implications, including contract, regulatory compliance, lender liability, distribution agreements, partnership disputes, insurance, reinsurance, and white-collar matters. Ross also advises clients on regulatory implications of engaging in commercial transactions, including international transactions. His work includes the defense of consumer financial services class action litigation, regulatory matters, mediations, arbitrations, and internal investigations.
Ross advises organizations of all types on financial and banking developments within the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), including cultivators and processors, retailers, and distributors. He is a frequent speaker on Cannabis topics.
Robert Moreiro, Partner
Robert has close to 20 years of considerable experience in financial services, advising registered investment advisers and broker-dealers regarding regulatory and compliance issues. With a deep understanding of the federal securities laws, Robert provides registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, and other financial institutions comprehensive and diverse services relating to all aspects of the federal securities laws, FINRA rules, and BSA/AML and OFAC regulations. He has represented registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, and individuals being examined, investigated, and prosecuted by the SEC, FINRA, other self-regulatory organizations and state regulators. He has assisted several clients in establishing SEC and state-registered investment advisers including drafting and filing all of the required documentation including creating the compliance program plus all applicable policies and procedures.