Chris Friedman represents banks, servicers and other financial services institutions involved in civil litigation, as well as compliance and regulatory matters. Chris has defended financial institutions against claims of fraud, breach of contract, and misrepresentation. He has also advised institutions regarding lien rights and has experience in HOA and COA super-priority lien litigation. Chris also represents lenders and other housing providers involved in Fair Housing matters, and has written extensively on the topic of social media and fair housing.
In addition to his work representing banks and mortgage servicers, Chris has defended broker-dealers facing claims involving churning, suitability, breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation asserted in federal courts as well as before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has also defended broker-dealers involved in commercial disputes related to sales agreements, as well as structured and leveraged financing.
Chris has spent significant time defending parties involved in class action litigation filed in both state and federal courts, and is the co-author of the “Settlement” chapter of the American Bar Association’s Class Action Strategy & Practice Guide. He has obtained relief for clients facing class action claims ranging from removal of class action allegations on a motion to strike to summary judgment on all class claims.
Chris has argued motions in state and federal court, and has litigated matters in a wide range of venues, including the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit, and several state courts. He has also litigated several matters before FINRA and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).