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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


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


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


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


Going above and beyond the SCRA
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2012

As we discussed in the last issue, the multistate settlement agreement, filed on March 12, 2010, has imposed settlement terms and agreements that operate much more like newly promulgated regulations than settlement terms


The Bureau and DOJ “agree to agree” on fair lending
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2012

On December 6, 2012, the CFPB and the Department of Justice executed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening their coordination in connection with fair lending investigations


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


FDIC to host banker teleconferences on CFPB mortgage rules
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2013

The FDIC has scheduled the following three free teleconferences on the CFPB's new mortgage-related rules for officers and employees of


Mississippi amends exemption relating to owner financing
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2013

Mississippi recently amended the owner financing exemption to its mortgage loan originator (MLO) licensing requirements to clarify what effect a


MERS wins Florida fee case
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, cannot maintain a class action against MERS for “millions of dollars in unpaid recording fees,” the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has ruled