Linda Ann Bartosch

Linda Ann Bartosch

Dechert LLP

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Dechert OnPoint: The Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014

Following on the heels of last year’s bi-partisan “Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013”, which was introduced into the Senate by Senators Corker and Warner, a similar bill was recently introduced in the...more

4/3/2014 - Housing Finance Reform Housing Market Income Taxes

SEC Reopens Comments Period for Reg AB II

Almost a month ago, the SEC surprised many people by including a vote on the final Reg AB II rules on its February 5 meeting agenda. In a highly unusual move, the SEC then removed the vote from the meeting agenda on February...more

3/5/2014 - Regulation AB SEC

SEC Re-Opens Comment Period for Asset-Backed Securities Rules

An update to Regulation AB (“Reg AB II”) was originally proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 7, 2010,1 with an initial comment period open until August 2, 2010 (the “Proposal”) to...more

3/3/2014 - Asset-Backed Securities Public Comment Regulation AB SEC

U.S. Regulators Respond to Public Comments and Restructure Proposed Rule for Credit Risk Retention

One of the important unfinished aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act (“Act”) is the requirement for Federal agencies (“Regulators”) to issue regulations implementing Section 941 of the Act which generally requires that a securitizer...more

9/11/2013 - Asset-Backed Securities Collateralized Loan Obligations Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Investors Mortgage-Backed Securities Qualified Mortgage Rule Risk Retention

Residential Mortgage Securitization Update: GSE Reform Bill

Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have introduced a bi-partisan bill to reform the U.S. housing finance market. Entitled the “Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013” (the “Reform Bill” or...more

7/12/2013 - Compliance FHFA FMIC Housing Finance Reform Mortgage Insurance Fund Mortgages RMBS

Municipalities Continue to Advance Plans to Use Eminent Domain to Seize Underwater Residential Mortgages

A number of industry groups1 (the “Industry Groups”) raised concerns recently when Mortgage Resolution Partners (“MRP”) entered into contracts with two additional municipalities to formalize the use of eminent domain programs...more

6/4/2013 - Eminent Domain Fifth Amendment Investors Mortgages Municipalities Securitization

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Seeks Comments to Proposed Amendments to the Ability-to-Repay Requirements and Qualified...

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) has released a proposal (the "Proposal") to amend the Bureau's recently issued final rules (the “Rules”) on the definition of a qualified mortgage (“QM”) and the...more

2/15/2013 - Ability-to-Repay Additional Classes of QM CFPB Exemptions Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule Rebuttable Presumption Threshold Safe Harbors

Securities and Exchange Commission Report to Congress on Assigned Credit Ratings for Structured Finance Products

Recently the Staff of the Division of Trading and Markets (the “Staff”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) published a report to Congress outlining the findings from the study the Commission was...more

2/5/2013 - 15E(w) System 17g-5 System Credit Ratings Dodd-Frank Franken Amendment NRSRO SEC SEC Commissioner Structured Financial Products

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Rules on Qualified Mortgages and Ability to Repay

Congress in the Dodd-Frank Act responded to concerns about the quality of mortgage loans by establishing incentives for lenders to seek to ensure that borrowers had the ability to repay mortgage loans made to them. In...more

1/16/2013 - Ability-to-Repay Borrowers CFPB Damages Dodd-Frank Foreclosure Lenders Loans Mortgages Penalties Qualified Mortgage Rule Rebuttable Presumptions Safe Harbors TILA

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