Licensing Solutions

Licensing Solutions

Comprehensive licensing solutions.

APPROVED provides business leaders with peace of mind that licensing obligations are being met while they focus on what they do best — serving customers and delivering value to stakeholders. We translate legal advice into licensing support services and technology solutions designed to directly address the unique challenges faced by compliance professionals.

Comprehensive licensing solutions.

APPROVED provides business leaders with peace of mind that licensing obligations are being met while they focus on what they do best: serving their customers and delivering value to stakeholders.

We translate legal advice into licensing support services and technology solutions designed to directly address the unique challenges faced by compliance professionals.

Guidance throughout the business lifecycle.

Our licensing professionals — along with attorneys from Buckley — draw upon years of combined industry and regulatory experience to develop, implement, and optimize licensing compliance programs that are legally sound and operationally effective. Whether working with a fintech start-up to implement a licensing compliance program or helping a well-established mortgage servicer streamline its multistate reporting, APPROVED and Buckley provide clients with seamless advice throughout the business lifecycle.

Start-up

1. Start‑up

Licensing strategy and implementation.

No two financial services companies are identical. Buckley attorneys work with clients to understand their unique organizational structures and business goals and create licensing roadmaps that account for existing budgetary and legal requirements while planning for scalability.

Once a strategy is established, APPROVED’s licensing professionals can fully manage the preparation and submission of all required license applications, employing regulatory insights and best practices to avoid the many common roadblocks that threaten approval.

Business Optimization

2. Business optimization

Maintaining licensure.

Getting licensed is an essential part of starting a financial services company, but the work does not end there. APPROVED has developed a licensing technology solution that provides users with an enterprisewide view of their licensing obligations and collaborative  task management tools to make sure those obligations are being met.

For companies seeking to augment their compliance functions or fully outsource recurring tasks such as license renewals and periodic reporting, APPROVED provides a number of support services on a fixed-cost, annual basis.

Growth and Right-sizing

3. Growth and right‑sizing

Evaluation and impact assessment.

Geographic expansion or adding new products and services can significantly increase a company’s licensing obligations and regulatory risk profile. Alternatively, company repositioning and market factors may afford a smaller licensing footprint.

Buckley attorneys conduct regulatory surveys to help clients understand licensing implications when planning for growth or realignment and APPROVED can manage new license applications, surrenders, or amendments following a business change.

Mergers and Acquisitions

4. Mergers and acquisitions

Due diligence and change management.

Regulatory compliance risk has become a significant consideration for companies and investors contemplating transactions in the financial services industry. Buckley attorneys work with organizations to conduct licensing compliance audits when evaluating potential partnerships or acquisitions.

Post-close, APPROVED has the expertise and personnel to manage required license changes and augment compliance resources to minimize disruptions to business operations during the integration.