Anti-money laundering compliance
Assisted financial institution and its Canadian affiliate, which provide stock transfer agent services to closely held and publicly traded companies, in evaluating their potential risk exposure and obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering Act from providing transfer agent services to a dozen marijuana-related businesses in the United States and Canada.
Advise Tennessee-based hemp company regarding intellectual property protection for a variety of marks and proprietary systems.
Hemp regulatory compliance
Advise multiple hemp and CBD companies regarding compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations.
Business formation and incentives
Advise various cannabis startups regarding corporate structuring, potential tax credits and other state and local incentives, and general corporate matters.
Assist Tennessee-based hemp company with managing its relationships with white-label manufacturing clients, wholesale customers, and distributors.
HOA super-priority lien litigation
Manage large mortgage servicers’ litigation portfolios consisting of suits between HOA-foreclosure-sale purchasers and mortgagees over whether the homeowners association’s foreclosure of its super-priority lien extinguished the senior mortgage; draft dispositive motions and appellate briefs; and craft portfolio-wide litigation strategy.
Lovreta v. PHH Mortgage Corp., Case No. 20-cv-02914 (W.D. Tenn. 2021)
Successfully represented mortgage servicer in putative nationwide class action alleging violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).
Malek v. Bank of America, N.A., Case No. 76085-COA (Nev. Ct. App. 2020)
Obtained summary judgment establishing the validity of the lender’s deed of trust that secures a $3 million loan and affirmance on appeal.
EMC Mortgage LLC v. First Guaranty Mortgage Corp., Case No. 16-cv-00715 (E.D. Va. 2016)
Represented mortgage originator in indemnity suit arising from denied repurchase demand.
In re Residential Capital LLC, Case No. 12-12020 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)
Defended mortgage servicer in litigation arising from proof of claim filed by Florida foreclosure law firm.