Hall devotes the financial services portion of his practice to representing lenders, servicers and other financial institutions in pursuit of loan loss mitigation and recoupment including negotiating and litigating title defect issues, title insurance claims, mortgage insurance claims and claims for recovery from mortgage brokers and correspondents. Hall has recovered millions of dollars for his clients from insurance companies and former business partners. Of course, the “mortgage foreclosure crisis” and downturn in the economy have changed the way in which many of these companies respond to the demands for indemnity submitted by financial institutions, and Hall has experience reviewing the relevant contracts and law to negotiate firmly and effectively for the maximum possible recovery. He also maintains a commercial litigation practice and has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in the Commercial Litigation category since 2015.
As the lead member of the firm’s Title Insurance Group, Hall has handled hundreds of claims and has collected millions of dollars through both pre-litigation negotiations and in litigation. In New Jersey, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, he has litigated the scope of closing protection letters for the benefit of lenders. Hall is also an active member of the American Bar Association’s Title Insurance Litigation Committee and has presented on issues from the lender’s perspective.
As part of his financial services litigation practice, Hall also defends mortgagees against wrongful foreclosure and related claims. He recently obtained summary judgment in favor of a lender against a multimillion-dollar counterclaim asserted by a borrower as part of fraud and wrongful foreclosure claims. Hall also regularly provides legal counsel to servicers and their REO departments regarding property preservation issues, lien disputes, HOA/COA assessment and lien disputes, insurance disputes and curative work.