Mortgage Fraud Litigation

Barnes & Thornburg LLP litigates cases on behalf of virtually every type of entity in the mortgage lending chain, from initial funding to warehouse lenders to investors in the secondary market. The Firm’s clients include national and regional bank holding companies, mortgage lenders, independent specialty secondary lenders, finance companies, warehouse lenders, consumer finance companies and other lending and financial institutions.

The Firm’s attorneys have represented clients who have achieved significant recoveries against mortgage brokers, appraisers and others involved in loan transactions. The Firm’s attorneys also assist companies in drafting lending and security agreements to optimize their potential recovery in these cases.

In addition to civil recoveries, the Firms lawyers include ex-United States Attorneys who serve as liaisons between the client and the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, when necessary, to investigate and prosecute, and/or defend mortgage fraud cases, including the defense of officers/directors in criminal and quasi-criminal matters. The Firm’s Mortgage Law Practice Group is made up of approximately 20 partners and associates, has litigated actions in Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. Members of the group practice in a variety of areas of law, including business, bond, finance, insolvency and restructuring, litigation, taxation, and real estate.

The interdisciplinary nature of the group allows the Firm to offer legal services to lending and financial institutions in matters that cross of a multitude of legal disciplines. In addition, our partnerships with national organizations such as TerraLex and SCG Legal grant us access to resources in virtually every jurisdiction, allowing us to provide legal services in matters that cross multiple jurisdictions.