I love to learn and enjoy solving complex problems, particularly when my work produces real-world solutions and tangible results. Even before law school, I always had a “business-first” approach – I think of myself as a businessman who practices law, not a lawyer who advises businesses. I particularly relish bringing this perspective to novel situations or unique challenges. Clients appreciate this viewpoint, and it gives me the opportunity to be both innovative and effective.
Devin Leary-Hanebrink has an exceptionally wide range of experience, including extensive work in the manufactured housing, banking, and consumer financial services industries, as well as in private practice. Accordingly, he advises an equally wide range of McGlinchey clients concerning regulatory compliance issues, management of relationships with federal and state regulatory agencies, and general business concerns relating to privacy, information security, emerging payment systems, virtual currencies, distributed ledger technologies, and more.
A trusted advisor, Devin guides his clients through the alphabet soup of government agencies that play a role in regulating a wide range of industries, including finance, construction, and real estate. In addition, he counsels homebuilders, lenders, developers, and property managers in dealing with zoning/development restrictions, code enforcement, licensing and permitting requirements, and landlord/tenant issues.
As a practitioner, Devin is, first and foremost, deeply knowledgeable in his field, with an exceptionally keen eye for detail and the ability to formulate precise responses to client questions based on applicable legal requirements. Additionally, his responses are risk-based, meaning that he presents clients with a range of alternatives, each of which includes an estimate of the accompanying legal risk. Devin’s goal is not to substitute his judgment for the client’s, but rather, to allow them to make decisions based on specific and actionable legal alternatives. This includes litigation, particularly if it involves regulatory agencies – although the immediate action may succeed, Devin presents his clients with a realistic assessment of the short-term and long-term consequences.