Provided defense in consumer lawsuits concerning: wrongful sequestration, conversion, deceptive trade practices, debt collection practices, and other similar claims.
Represented lenders in foreclosure and collection lawsuits.
Provided defense in a defamation lawsuit using an ANTI-SLAPP motion to dismiss.
Represented property owners in wrongful eviction and fraud lawsuits.
Represented contractors in mechanic and materialman’s lien lawsuits.
Represented landowners in a Petition for Forced Sale of Owner’s Interest as Reimbursement for Property Taxes.
MORTGAGE BANKING COMPLIANCE
Served as legal counsel in the 2016 compliance audit and loan servicing practices review of a large publicly-traded national mortgage servicer by the California Department of Business Oversight.
Advised mortgage originator/servicer on multi-state litigation, including review of pleadings, coordination of pre-trial activities and motions, production of discovery, and strategy concerning hearings, trial, and appeal.
Advised mortgage originator/servicer on the business impact of the CFPB Mortgage Servicing Rules and assisted with changes in policies and procedures.
Advised mortgage originator/servicer on internal operations and production department processes to comply with all applicable mortgage loan origination/servicing laws and investor guidelines.
Advised mortgage originator/servicer on internal QC findings and monitored remediation and self-reporting efforts with respect to the company’s originations channels.
Advised mortgage originator/servicer on company’s loss mitigation activities pursuant to repurchase demands and HUD PETR/VA deficiency claims. Responsible for the development of a team of underwriters that performed forensic analysis in connection with investor/agency repurchase/indemnification claims.
Advised mortgage originator/servicer on recovery efforts against correspondent lenders and brokers, i.e., contract disputes and remediation efforts related to unsalable loans, early payment default, early payoff, pair-offs, trailing documents, escrow shortages etc.