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    RJ Landau Partners was formed in 2007 by Richard J. Landau and Kristen M. Tsangaris. They were formerly attorneys in the Ann Arbor office of Dykema, a regional law firm headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. They chose to form their own firm after coming to realize that institutional conflicts, chiefly the representation of large national title insurers, served as a material obstacle to pursuing mortgage fraud recovery litigation on behalf of lender plaintiffs. The formation of RJ Landau Partners has allowed them to represent lenders without the impediment of the conflicts of interest that characterize large law firm practice today. 

    RJ Landau Partners has also maintained an active litigation practice in a variety of industries in the education, government and manufacturing sectors. Its attorneys have successfully handled all manner of contract disputes, including issues of insurance coverage, as well as issues involving trade secrets and intellectual property. The firm has also been active in the area of education law and has particular expertise in issues involving charter schools, special education, and disability rights.

    From its inception, RJ Landau Partners has leveraged the use of computer technology to maximize productivity and minimize overhead. The firm makes extensive use of database technology for document management tailored specifically to the particular requirements of complex litigation. Document management is almost exclusively electronic, which vastly simplifies the voluminous document productions that characterize this type of litigation. RJ Landau Partners has represented a variety of mortgage lenders in all manner of disputes involving mortgage fraud, title insurance disputes and servicing issues. 

    In addition to serving as lead trial and appellate counsel, RJ Landau Partners has performed the following services for its lender clients:     

  • In depth factual background investigation into mortgage fraud schemes, including:
    • The identification of strategies for expedient recovery from collectable parties.
    • The integration of investigative material into the analysis of potential claims. 
    • The identification of strategies for expedient recovery from collectable parties.  
    • Triggering coverage under both Closing Protection Letters and applicable policies of liability insurance. 
    • Drafting and amending key pleadings. 
    • Providing detailed litigation strategy assistance to local counsel and supervising the implementation of that strategy. 
  • Coordinating both offensive and defensive discovery efforts, including analysis and management of both investigative and discovery documents.
  • Review of client investigative and background documents for privilege and work product. 
  • Coordinating trial strategy and substituting in as trial counsel where necessary. 

Main Location

5340 Plymouth Road, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9341
Phone: 734-865-1585
2 offices

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Practicing in: Litigation - Real Estate
Practicing in: Litigation - Real Estate

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    Clients

    Bank of America

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    CitiMortgage, Inc.

    First Community Bank

    JP Morgan Chase Bank

    Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corp.

    Nagel Precision, Inc.

    Ann Arbor Public Schools

    Dr. Charles Drew Academy

    Crescent Academy

    RJ Landau Partners PLLC

    Main Location

    5340 Plymouth Road, Suite 200
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9341
    Phone: 734-865-1585
    2 offices

    Management

    Managing Member

    Contacts

    Firm Adminstration
    734-865-1585

    Personnel

    Partners: 2
    Of Counsel: 2
    Associates: 3
    Paralegals: 1
    Non-Legal Employees: 1

    Practice Areas

    Commercial Litigation
    Education Law
    Litigation - Real Estate