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Greenberg Traurig is a recognized national leader in business dispute litigation, based on our wide-ranging experience in corporate governance and compliance and with the full valuation, accounting and ethical issues which typically arise in business disputes. We have litigated issues of first impression. Our team comprises experienced trial lawyers who understand broad business implications and can draw on the firm's multidisciplinary teams in industries such as financial services, accounting, insurance, real estate and entertainment to devise creative and efficient strategies. Our client base is diverse and we regularly represent national and multinational corporations and national and locally based law firms, accounting firms, investment banks, advertising agencies, architectural firms, and artists in disputes, mergers and acquisitions and liquidations and before regulatory and self-regulatory organizations.


 
 
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CFPB Considering Proposal to Ban Certain Arbitration Clauses
Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, October 27, 2015
On Oct. 7, the CFPB announced a proposed outline of a rule that would ban financial institutions from including in their contracts mandatory arbitration clauses that ban consumers from pursuing class action lawsuits and require institutions to report individual arbitration outcomes to the CFPB.

CFPB Enforcement Action Against Indirect Auto Finance Company
Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, October 27, 2015
On Oct. 1, the CFPB announced an enforcement action against an indirect auto finance company and its auto title lending subsidiary for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA).

CFPB Issues Final Rule Amending HMDA Reporting Requirements
Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, October 27, 2015
On Oct. 15, the CPFB issued a final rule amending the reporting requirements of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). HMDA requires mortgage lenders to report certain information about the loans for which they receive applications or that they originate or purchase. Regulators and the public may...

CFPB Issues Guidance on Marketing Services Agreements and RESPA Compliance
Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, October 27, 2015
On Oct. 8, the CFPB issued a compliance bulletin on the use of marketing services agreements and compliance with the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). Section 8 of RESPA prohibits the payment of kickbacks and referral fees for settlement services provided in mortgage transactions. With...

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Rule Authorizing Health Subsidies in States with Federal Exchanges
Robert P. Charrow, June 29, 2015
Today, in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision authored by the Chief Justice upheld the IRS Regulation (“the Regulation”) that provided subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to individuals in States with only federally established - as opposed to State...

CFPB Releases its Consumer Arbitration Study
Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,Murray B. Silverstein, April 17, 2015
The CFPB released its long-awaited study on the use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer contracts for financial products and services on March 10, 2015. The 410-page Arbitration Study (Study) (728 pages when including the 2013 Preliminary CBPB Study) is the CFPB’s report to...

Recent DOJ and Regulatory Actions Against Smaller Institutions Suggest That Community Banks Should Continue to Carefully Consider BSA/AML Risks
Jared E. Dwyer,Carl A. Fornaris, April 17, 2015
On March 31, 2015, the National Credit Union Administration liquidated North Dade Community Development Federal Credit Union of Miami Gardens, Florida. In its press release, the NCUA reported that North Dade was liquidated because the “credit union had violated various provisions of its...

Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies That 'Consideration Paid' by Successor Note-Holders Can Limit Recovery in Deficiency Actions
Leslie S. Godfrey,Kara B. Hendricks,Michael R. Hogue, March 19, 2015
In late 2013, the Nevada Supreme Court issued a 5-2 decision in Sandpointe Apartments v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Ct. which found that 2011 amendments modifying Nevada’s anti-deficiency protections created limitations on the amount a note-purchaser could recover as part of a deficiency judgment....

CFPB Issues Report on Reverse Mortgages
Peter L. Cockbell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheedan, March 04, 2015
CFPB Issues Report on Reverse Mortgages On Feb. 9, the CFPB issued a report on consumer complaints regarding reverse mortgages. A reverse mortgage, which is only available to people above a certain age, is a particular type of home mortgage loan that permits older homeowners to access the equity...

CFPB Issues Report on Reverse Mortgages
Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, February 20, 2015
On Feb. 9, the CFPB issued a report on consumer complaints regarding reverse mortgages. A reverse mortgage, which is only available to people above a certain age, is a particular type of home mortgage loan that permits older homeowners to access the equity in their homes. Repayment of the loan is...

New York Amends its UCC, but Problems Remain
G. Ray Warner, February 20, 2015
After years of failing to revise its Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), New York finally adopted modern versions of UCC Articles 1, 7 and 9 in a bill signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in late December 2014. See 2014 Sess. Law News of N.Y. Ch. 505 (A. 9933) (McKinney’s). The new Article 9 amendments...

CFPB Enforcement Action against "Buy-here, Pay-here" Auto Dealer
Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, February 17, 2015
On Nov. 19, the CFPB entered into a consent order with a “buy-here, pay-here” auto dealer to settle allegations of illegal debt collection practices and improper credit reporting practices. In addition to selling vehicles, such dealers also originate, hold and service the financing...

Santa Left New York a Revised UCC - With Lumps of Coal and Switches!
G. Ray Warner, February 17, 2015
In a little-noticed action and after years of being the nation’s most backward Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) state, New York finally adopted modern versions of UCC Articles 1, 7 and 9 in a bill signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo just before Christmas. See 2014 Sess. Law News of N.Y. Ch. 505...

A First Look at New York City’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
Joseph C. Gangitano, February 16, 2015
It was great to see the New York entrepreneurial community and the next generation of entrepreneurs gather at this year’s Columbia Business School (CBS) Fall Venture Fair, which was held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Approximately 40 student business teams were showcased to more than 100 guest...

Beyond the Neon: Emerging Tech Opportunities in Las Vegas
Colin Seale, February 16, 2015
Though tourism and gaming will lead Nevada’s economy for the foreseeable future, businesses and government entities in Nevada, and Las Vegas in particular, have invested deeply into several areas of emerging technology.