Coming Fall 2022
Stephen K. McDaniel focuses his legal practice on the areas of service contract, warranty, motor vehicle ancillary product, health care, and insurance industries. As a former Certified Public Accountant, Stephen has the unique ability to understand his client’s business and finances in order to more effectively represent the client’s interests. Stephen assists companies with structuring their business operations to ensure compliance with existing law and securing registrations or licensure where required. This includes helping administrators and providers of service contract and ancillary product offerings build their programs from the ground up, including formation, contract drafting, and national licensure. Stephen also assists finance companies with the development and implementation of processes to review F&I products to ensure compliance with state and federal law prior to the finance companies buying those products.
Stephen serves as the Assistant Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel to the Service Contract Industry Council (“SCIC”), a national trade association representing the interests of the service contract industry. Stephen oversees SCIC’s efforts to enact and monitor legislative, regulatory and administrative activity throughout the United States, and lobbies both state and federal legislators and regulators regarding various service contract and related issues. He also sits on the Advisory Council for the California Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation.