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BANKING LITIGATION

RJ Landau Partners has extensive experience representing financial institutions in a broad range of matters, including both investigations and litigation. The firm has conducted numerous investigations into matters integral to its banking clients’ operations and, where necessary, it has successfully pursued litigation both on the trial and appellate levels to vindicate its clients’ interests. The firm has represented some of the largest commercial lenders in the nation, appearing on their behalf in federal, state and appellate courts throughout the United States. The firm’s banking experience runs the gamut of the lending process from loan origination (both via retail and wholesale channels) through foreclosure and loss mitigation. The firm’s strategy is to achieve its client’s goals in the most cost-effective manner possible with the maximum return on investment.

The firm has developed a particularly broad range of expertise in the area of mortgage lending, including reverse mortgages. Principal areas of expertise include the recovery of assets lost to various types of fraudulent activity by third parties, including complex multi-party mortgage fraud schemes. The firm’s founding members are the co-authors of one of the earliest articles, published in 2006, anticipating the mortgage fraud crisis. The firm’s attorneys have become expert in a variety of areas that it has found essential to the effective representation of its financial institution clients. This expertise includes:

  • Repurchase and indemnification claims related to contracts with mortgage brokers.
  • Demands and actions for recovery pursuant to closing instruction violations by closing agents.
  • Title insurance claims.
  • Breaches of Closing Protection Letters/Insured Closing Letters.
  • The defense of putative class actions.
  • Allegations of improper foreclosure and loan servicing practices.
  • Violations of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”) by real estate appraisers.
  • The analysis of large data sets to detect patterns of fraud and potential sources of recovery.