Robert Siegel

Robert Siegel

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

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Mid-2015 Mortgage Crisis Update – The Repurchase Demands Continue

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aggressively demanded Wall Street and big bank aggregators (“aggregators”) repurchase millions of defaulted and distressed loans, due to purported breaches...more

6/12/2015 - Banking Crisis Banking Sector Citibank Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Mortgage Lenders Mortgage Loan Aggregators Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Repurchases Settlement Agreements

Homebuilders And Their Affiliates: Unexpected Tie-In Issues May Be Lurking

From my work defending mortgage loan originators, including many homebuilder captives, against mortgage repurchase and indemnification claims, as well in my role as an editor of Bilzin Sumberg’s Mortgage Crisis Watch, I have...more

2/5/2014 - Banks GSE Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages

New FHFA Head Will Delay Proposed Mortgage Fee Hike

Former North Carolina congressman and the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Mel Watt, has given the public a sneak peek of how he will lead the FHFA. On December 20 he released a statement expressing his...more

1/7/2014 - Affordable Housing Borrowers Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Housing Market Mortgage Loan Originators Real Estate Market

Citigroup Resolves Mortgage Buyback Dispute With Fannie Mae

$968 Million Settlement - During the aftermath of the financial crisis, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been aggressively demanding that Wall Street and big bank aggregators repurchase millions of defaulted and...more

7/4/2013 - Buyback Litigation Citigroup Fannie Mae Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Settlement

Citigroup Resolves Mortgage Buyback Dispute with Fannie Mae

During the aftermath of the financial crisis, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been aggressively demanding that Wall Street and big bank aggregators repurchase millions of defaulted and distressed loans for alleged breaches of...more

7/3/2013 - Buyback Programs Citigroup Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages

TBTF Servicing: Another Issue for Originators to Consider

As widely reported recently, close to 1.2 million borrowers (about 30% of the more than 3.9 million households that faced foreclosure proceedings by the 11 leading financial institutions in 2009 and 2010), had to battle...more

4/18/2013 - Borrowers Foreclosure Mortgage Loan Aggregators Mortgage Loan Originators Secondary Markets

Gotcha! Originators Beware of Baseless Claims

Just about every time I think that the demands being asserted on residential mortgage loan originators for mortgage loan “repurchases” or indemnification payments (on account of loans that were originated years ago during the...more

12/13/2012 - Mortgage Loan Aggregators Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Repurchases

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