Stephen spent a summer studying abroad at Oxford University.
Ninth Circuit, No. 20-15713 and 20-16267 (related appeals consolidated for oral arguments) Secured a complete win on all issues following oral arguments, most importantly a reversal of an unfavorable judgment on the basis of an issue of first impression involving HOA superpriority lien foreclosures. Nationstar Mortg. LLC v. Goeke, 151 A.D.3d 1237 (N.Y. App. Div. 2017) In significant statewide issue of first impression, successfully obtained reversal of ruling that a reverse mortgage servicer could not foreclose on property after death of last borrower. Homeowners’ association lien litigation Advised national financial institution on appellate strategy to use in hundreds of appeals involving claims that senior mortgages were extinguished by foreclosures on homeowners’ association liens. Reverse mortgage servicer document validity project Completed overhaul of internal training materials and job aide to ensure validity of reverse mortgage documents during foreclosure.