Defending Financial Institutions Facing Litigation
Financial institutions across the country must constantly remain up-to-date on the latest regulations in the industry. The financial industry is highly regulated and scrutinized, leading to increased potential for legal disputes. Financial litigation involves civil, criminal, and administrative claims and investigations against entities and individuals concerning financial transactions. Such litigation may take place against mortgage lenders, banks, consumer finance companies, credit unions, credit card companies, brokerage and investment firms, and others in the financial sphere.
Regulations of financial entities are constantly in flux. On top of that, the industry is heavily regulated due to the protections available to consumers. These conditions place financial institutions in positions where they may be easier to accuse of misconduct or violating a number of laws aimed at protecting consumers. If you’re concerned about staying up-to-date with the latest rules, consult one of our financial attorneys.
Organizations that May Investigate Your Institution
A number of organizations may conduct an investigation into a financial institution’s operations, including, but not limited to, the following:
The Securities and Exchange Commission
The Internal Revenue Service
The Department of Justice
State Attorneys General
Federal Trade Commission
Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
U.S. Department of the Treasury
The U.S. CTFC
With so many changes in the rules banks and other institutions must follow, it can be challenging to follow the latest procedures. If you must resolve a financial dispute, our team of financial service litigators can help you achieve a successful outcome.
Experienced Financial Services Litigators On Your Side
Our financial services team has extensive experience advising and defending lenders and servicers in the consumer finance arena. Covering all federal and state courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, and Washington DC, we are routinely called upon to defend against TILA, RESPA, TCPA, FCRA, and FDCPA violation claims, consumer fraud, deceptive practices and predatory lending claims, claims challenging a mortgagee’s standing and compliance with pre-foreclosure notice requirements, claims asserting enforcement of the mortgage lien is barred by a statute of limitations, and claims going to the origination and/or servicing of a mortgage loan, including bad faith in servicing and the loss mitigation process.
Expert Management of Financial Litigation Cases
Our lawyers collaborate closely with our lender and servicer clients, understanding how each client’s business works and employing litigation strategies and solutions to fit not only the matter at hand but the broader business interests of the client. Our lawyers have been exposed to and have educated themselves on all aspects of consumer finance and the servicing of loans and make use of the latest technology to manage cases on behalf of our clients in the most effective and efficient manner possible. We strive to help clients lay the groundwork to achieve their business objectives in a complex and heavily regulated environment.
The Results You Need and Deserve
Our goal is to achieve positive results by focusing on the relationship between the client, the case, and our firm. We take the steps needed to make sure all matters assigned to our firm are properly handled so that our clients can rest assured that their financial services litigation and counseling needs are being met in a timely, cost-efficient and appropriate manner.
Sandelands Eyet LLP has a strong team of commercial litigators, including attorney Matthew Eyet, a Partner who has been rated by Super Lawyers and was selected in 2018 by Thomson Reuters. Attorney William Sandelands is a Partner with more than 25 years of experience handling business-related litigation. To learn more about how our attorneys can assist you, call (908) 470-1200 for a free consultation.