CUAD announces new CAP member

BISMARCK, ND (January 30, 2017) — Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is excited to announce the addition of a new Cooperative Alliance Program (CAP) member, Baldini Lang LLC. Baldini Lang LLC is a law firm dedicated to providing high quality legal services to credit unions, including advice on high-risk financial technology contracts and regulatory compliance.

Founding partner Rich Lang proudly serves credit unions in Lang’s home state of South Dakota, and understands the credit union structure and mission as not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative financial institutions run by committed employees and governed by volunteer boards.

“Whether we are negotiating core processing agreements, advising on mergers, or providing other legal and compliance services, we put our skills and experience to work as passionate and collaborative advocates for our credit union clients,” says Lang. “We knew from experience that credit unions had very limited options for dedicated and affordable legal services, so we developed a law firm model specifically to meet that need.”

Lang continues, “Unlike traditional law firms, we do not maintain extravagant offices or a large staff, or otherwise incur high overhead expenses that get passed on to clients. Instead, we leverage modern technologies and focus on managing costs, while still providing high quality legal advice. By eliminating those overhead expenses, acting like a business partner, and providing practical advice, we save our clients real money. Our clients no longer need to decide between over-paying for legal services and assuming unnecessary legal risk,” concludes Lang.

“Because credit unions need to have the best, professional legal advice regarding their vendor contracts and compliance issues, we are happy to welcome Baldini Lang LLC to our family of CAP members,” says Corey Prince, VP of Innovation & Relationships at CUAD. “Rich understands what it means to be a credit union, and has the talent and experience to provide the expert legal services our CUAD member credit unions require,” he added.

About Credit Union Association of the Dakotas

The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is the professional financial trade association serving 71 credit unions that employ 2,200 individuals in 221 branches. With more than 500,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets in excess of $7.6 billion and currently are providing Dakota consumers with over $5.2 billion in loans while safely housing more than $6.6 billion in savings. In our mission to help credit unions succeed, CUAD plays a key role in growing membership and helping to provide service excellence to members from offices in Bismarck, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. For more information about CUAD visit our website at

The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas’ purpose is to build community awareness of Dakota credit unions through support of children’s charities; community and social impact organizations or projects; financial education and financial literacy programs through the credit union chapter system; and to provide higher education scholarships throughout our service region in North and South Dakota.

About Baldini Lang, LLC

Baldini Lang LLC provides discounted hourly rates to CUAD member credit unions. For more information, please visit us at or contact Rich Lang at  Principal office: Baldini Lang LLC, 650 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105.


Shawn Marie Brummer
Communications& Media Specialist
1-800-279-6328, ext. 966 or 701/220-2200

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