Clayton Swears
Clayton C. Swears
7037 Ridge Road
Suite 300
Hanover, MD 21076
Toll Free: 888.422.7529
Fax: 410.684.2001
Professional Experience

Clay is a partner in the firm's Maryland office. He assists national and state banks, savings associations, credit unions, mortgage bankers and licensed lenders in the development and maintenance of consumer mortgage, automobile finance and other credit programs.

Clay has extensive experience helping clients navigate state law issues that impact local and nationwide lending programs. In particular, Clay has assisted clients with state licensing issues involving loan and credit programs, money services businesses, and bank partnerships. That has included advising on the need for licenses, the process for obtaining them, and the requirements for maintaining them on an ongoing basis, including handling changes to the ownership or control of a licensed company.

Clay is a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Business Law and the Maryland and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

Clay received his law degree magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, in 2006 from The University of Maryland School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, First Honor Graduate, in Business Management from Washington College.

Member, American Bar Association, Section on Business Law

Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Member, District of Columbia Bar

The University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, May 2006

Washington College, B.A. in Business Management, summa cum laude, First Honor Graduate, May 2003

District of Columbia, 2010

Maryland, 2006