Joseph Welch

Joseph Welch

Buchalter Nemer

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): The New Federal Landscape For Lenders and Servicers

Following the recession and financial crisis of the late 2000s, the “Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection”—commonly known as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—was created. Aimed at promoting “fairness and...more

6/5/2014 - CFPB Compliance Force-Placed Insurance Lenders Loans Mortgage Servicers Mortgages Popular RESPA TILA

9th Circuit Allows Certain Consensual Liens to Be Avoided In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; Still, the Devil Is In the Details

In 2010, a realtor in bankruptcy sought to avoid a consensual nonpurchase money lien she gave in her Mercedes Benz in exchange for a $22,000 loan because, in her words, that luxury automobile was “intrinsically ...more

6/25/2013 - Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Debtor-Creditor Exemptions Liens Mercedes-Benz

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