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Preparing your company for sale: the role of investment banks
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2012

After determining to sell a business, a potential seller must decide whether to hire an investment bank to facilitate the sale process or to rely on the company’s owners, management, and legal advisers to manage the transaction


FinCEN starts e-filing of new CTR and SAR forms mandatory use of new forms soon to follow
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2012

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced on March 29, 2012, that it is now accepting the new Currency Transaction Report (CTR) and Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) forms for filing on the BSA E-Filing System


Only promissory note holders can initiate foreclosures in Washington state
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2012

The Supreme Court of Washington has determined that, under the Washington deed of trust act, only the actual holder of a promissory note can be the beneficiary with the power to appoint a trustee to proceed with a nonjudicial foreclosure on real property


HUD face-to-face meeting rule gets expansive reading from Virginia high court
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2012

In a decision affecting all lenders in Virginia that issue FHA-insured home loans, the Supreme Court of Virginia has adopted an expansive reading of HUD’s requirement of face-to-face meetings prior to foreclosure


Washington Supreme Court: trustee's actions in nonjudicial foreclosure violated consumer law
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

The Washington Supreme Court has held that a trustee's practice in a nonjudicial foreclosure of deferring to the lender on whether to postpone a


CFPB to supervise credit reporting companies
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2012

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its Final Rule on July 16 defining what constitutes a “larger participant” in the consumer reporting market


Maryland foreclosure statutes survive constitutional challenge
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2012

In a decision that is good news for mortgage lenders and servicers, a Maryland appellate court has upheld the constitutionality of recent amendments to Maryland’s foreclosure statutes that retroactively cured defects in certain mortgage instruments


DOJ settles another ‘pattern or practice’ fair lending case
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently settled a fair lending lawsuit against Texas Champion Bank. This means that, once again, a DOJ attempt


CFPB lawyer discusses disparate impact in auto financing and says important development to happen soon
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2013

At the ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee meeting earlier this week, Rick Hackett, Assistant Director of the Research, Markets and Regulations


Mortgage investor's alleged failure to be licensed could subject company to claims under debt collection statutes
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

A federal court in Maryland recently declined to dismiss a borrower's claims that the owner of a mortgage loan operated as a debt collection agency