With a primary focus in the secured financing industry, I have counseled lenders and mortgage servicers facing a myriad of claims, including UDAP and lender liability claims as well as the protection of and recovery of collateral. My roles have included active litigation, special in-house litigation counsel and outside managing counsel for various clients.
My practice covers federal and New York and Connecticut state law. I deal daily with the federal Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Credit Billing Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and their State statutory counterparts.
A sampling of my work includes lender liability and compliance litigation, class actions, real estate litigation, secured financing disputes, contract disputes, mechanic's lien disputes, and tort claims. But most of all, I enjoy the strategic use of equitable remedies to attain my clients' goals.
Licensed since 2008
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Dean's Award||Quinnipiac University School of Law||2008|
|Dean Terrance Benbow Moot Court Competition Winner||Quinnipiac University School of Law Moot Court Honor Society||2006|
|Attorney||Blank Rome, LLP Counselrs At Law||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Gregory and Adams, P.C.||2008 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Gregory and Adams, P.C.||2007 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||First American Title Insurance Company||2006 - 2006|
|Research Assistant to Professor Neal Feigenson||Quinnipiac University School of Law||2006 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||First American Title Insurance Company of New York||2005 - 2005|
|Intern||New York State Assembly||2004 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association||member||2008 - Present|
|Fairfield County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Bank of N.Y. Mellon v. Whitty, 101 A.D.3d 1727||Mortgage not discharged; no fees awarded to borrower.|
|Lake Ridge Condo. Ass'n v. Vega, 2012 Conn. Super. LEXIS 2921||Summary judgment entered in favor of first mortgage holder.|
|Banning v. Re/Max at the Lake kka Executive at the Lake, 2013 WL 4779533||Claim for reformation of mortgage against mortgage holder struck.|
|Quinnipiac University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude||2008|
|St John's University||Government and Politics||BA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude||2004|
|Land Use Course in Continuing Legal Education||2010 Developments in Connecticut Land Use Aggrievement Law||2010|