Practice Areas & Industries: Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C.


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Fineman, Krekstein & Harris defends lenders and professional service providers against consumer claims, ranging from the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Practices Act and Home Owner Equity Protection Act on the federal side, to Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Finance Act, Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law and common law claims on the state side.  We represent mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers, appraisers, inspectors among others in federal and state courts.

Representative Matters

  • Fineman Krekstein & Harris attorneys represented a major secondary mortgage lender which was sued for violation of the Truth in Lending Act. In addition to seeking compensation for violations of the statute, plaintiff also requested a jury trial. Fineman Krekstein & Harris attorneys filed a motion arguing that plaintiff was not entitled to a jury trial because of the arbitration clause contained in the mortgage note. Shortly after the Judge granted Fineman Krekstein & Harris ' motion, the case was favorably resolved.
  • The firm successfully opposed class action certification by a group of homeowners bringing claims against various lenders and professionals, included the appraiser represented by Fineman, Krekstein & Harris. 
  • The firm successfully defended TILA and related claims against a mortgage broker, when after discovery and depositions going to the heart of the case, the case for settled for a nominal sum.
  • The firm successfully defended claims against a home inspector, when the firm revealed through discovery that the claims were based defects not subject to the home inspection, and the case for settled for a nominal sum.