Find Lawyers in Oklahoma, United States for Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Mark Craige is a director in the firm’s Tulsa office. Mark concentrates his practice on bankruptcy, insolvency and creditor’s rights. Mark has been engaged in private practice since 1982 and has focused almost exclusively on bankruptcy, insolvency, commercial foreclosures and receiverships, and commercial litigation since 1986. He became national board certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification in 1992. Over the course of his career, Mark has becom...
Joel Harmon is a director in Crowe & Dunlevy’s Oklahoma City office and co-chair of the firm’s Banking & Financial Institutions Practice Group. He focuses his practice in commercial and banking law, lending transactions, workouts and restructurings, bankruptcy litigation, creditor’s rights law and defense of financial institutions. His representation of creditors presently includes national banking associations and state-chartered banks as well as industrial concerns...
William H. Hoch is a director at Crowe & Dunlevy where he has practiced since 1995. He splits his time primarily between the Oklahoma City and Dallas/Ft. Worth offices. Will is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and concentrates his practice in the areas of creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, receiverships, oil and gas litigation, will and trusts litigation, and foreclosure, as well as general commercial litigation. Will often represents clients in the oil and gas, banking,...
Judy Hamilton Morse is a director in the firm’s Oklahoma City office and a member of the Litigation & Trial Practice Group. An experienced trial lawyer, Judy focuses on litigation and trial practice, as well as bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Judy is admitted to practice in all state courts in Oklahoma, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, the Northern District of Texas, the District of Colorado, and the Un...
John Thompson serves as a director for Crowe & Dunlevy in the firm’s Oklahoma City office, and chairs the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group. John has concentrated his practice in the litigation of complex business matters and commercial transactions. His practice covers a wide range of commercial transactions and business litigation matters, and regularly involves matters relating to financial institutions, real estate transactions, construction disputes, aircraft t...
Born Ponca City, Oklahoma, July 5, 1941; admitted to bar, 1966, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., 1963); legal education, University of Oklahoma (J.D., 1966). Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. Assistant Attorney General, State of Oklahoma, 1968. (J.A.G.C., U.S. Army, 1966-68).
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Definition
In practice, mortgage banking foreclosure attorneys provide legal services to lender and servicing clients on a wide variety of issues encompassing real property law, civil litigation in state and federal courts, bankruptcy and administrative courts. Specific legal tasks include everything from title searches, loan closings, foreclosure processing, bankruptcy processing, litigation, as well as, practice in administrative courts and agencies in both state and federal courts.
Attorneys in this area may have general experience in real property, bankruptcy, and litigation, and can specialize in these fields, but must have the ability to work within all of these areas of practice. Attorneys in this practice area also must be well versed in federal laws and regulations, including but not limited to, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Service-member Civil Relief Act, and the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009, as well as, GSE guidelines, CFPB regulations and mandates, and consumer initiated litigation arising out of mortgage loan transactions, and mortgage loan servicing activities. Attorneys also must be familiar with investor and agency regulations and guidelines and the applicable provisions of national settlements involving banks and servicers to both provide clients advice on these matters and to ensure timely compliance with regulations, statute, agency guidelines, and national settlement standards effectively.
Finally, with the advent of mandatory GSE review of the qualifications of law firms providing default legal services on GSE owned loans, it is imperative that a lawyer in this area of practice not only be able to demonstrate his competency as a lawyer, but also be able to prove, among other things, that his firm has adequate staff and attorney to file ratios, possesses suitable technology/software to accommodate legal functions and safeguard confidential information, is able to satisfy reporting requirements, has established internal quality control policies and is financially stable.
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