Nicole Meisner

Nicole Meisner focuses her legal practice on the electronic payments industry. She counsels a wide range of financial institutions and financial services companies including merchant-acquiring companies, mobile payment providers, financial technology (FinTech) companies, money transmitters, prepaid access providers, and digital currency companies. Nicole advises these businesses regarding the structure of their flow-of-funds, strategic business relationships, impacts of state and federal regulations and industry rules, as well as contractual matters. Particularly, Nicole negotiates a variety of commercial agreements in the financial services/payments industry including: agency, sponsorship, and licensing agreements, contracts for independent sales organizations (ISO), BIN sponsorship, and agent bank and association contracts.

Nicole obtained her law degree from Nova Southeastern University. She has also been certified as a Financial Crime Specialist through the Association of Certified of Financial Crime Specialists and obtained a Masters of Business Administration for Financial Services Professionals. She is also heavily involved in a number of industry related organizations, including the Money Services Business Association (MSBA) and the Association of Certified Financial Criminal Specialists (ACFCS).

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, not yet admitted
  • Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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Honors & Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2016 & 2017

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

  • The Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers, 12th Annual Money Laundering Reporting Officers Day 2013, Guest Speaker on Financial Crime Trends and Tactics, Sept. 18, 2013, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists-Financial Crime 360° Training Seminar, Guest Speaker on Secondary Liability Fraud Actions, Jan. 25, 2013, NY, New York

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • South Florida Chapter, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, Co-Chair, 2014
  • Certification and Training Task Force, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, 2015– present
  • Money Services Business Association, FinTech & Banking Committees member

Non-Legal Professional Certifications

  • Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS), Charter Class
  • Credential for financial crime including money laundering, global anti-corruption practices, tax evasion, compliance, investigation, international standards, risk mitigation, and more;
  • Member of the committee that constructed the CFCS Certification exam (2012)