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Reason: In-House Counsel

Practice areas:

Federal Regulation, Contracts & Agreements, Employment & Labor, Real Estate, Debt Collection, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

Providing legal counsel to management in the fast moving, highly regulated consumer financial services industry. Special focus on legal and regulatory compliance, contracts, employment law, litigation management, and corporate governance.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Federal Regulation: 35%
    20 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
    16 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    28 years
  4. Real Estate: 15%
    28 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Frederick Woodbridge Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known German Salazar since 1984 and have always found him to be serious, extremely knowledgeable in real estate finance matters, mentally very agile, a real problem solver. Always a pleasure to work with him.

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    Frederick Woodbridge Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

AmeriFirst Financial, Inc.

14350 N. 87th St.
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 200909/24/2013
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198708/25/2015
FLInactive198908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonishment
    issued in FL, 2002

    updated

    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    German’s comment: “A grievance was filed by a party (seller) to an escrow dispute in a matter in which my firm served as the escrow agent for a real estate transaction as well as representing the buyer (customary in Florida). We failed to timely deposit the escrow check. The transaction subsequently closed and the escrowed funds were properly and timely delivered at closing. Our delay in depositing the check and failing to advise the seller of the delay was improper, the admonishment was appropriate.”

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
General CounselBSI Financial Services2012 - Present
General CounselAmeriFirst Financial, Inc.2012 - Present
Asst. General CounselMarix Servicing LLC2008 - 2012
PartnerWoodbridge & Salazar LLP1995 - 2008

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
College of the State Bar of TexasN/A2014 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitN/A2011 - Present
Association of Corporate CounselN/A2009 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A2009 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarN/A2007 - Present
Florida BarN/A1989 - Present
United States District Court, Southern District of TexasN/A1988 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1987 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Arizona AttorneyMortgage Lending: New Regulations, New Cause of Action2015
Arizona AttorneyCivil Discovery Requests on Financial Institutions2014
The Mortgage Law JournalMortgage Loan Advertising2013
Default Servicing NewsA Fair Amount of Rules: FDCPA in Refi JMA's2010
Association of Corporate Counsel DocketIn-House Counsel Licensing and the Attorney-Client Privilege2010
Default Servicing NewsJust Say No to Non-QWRs2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown UniversityLawJuris Doctor1987
University of MiamiEconomicsBBA1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Consumer Finance Class Actions & LitigationIn-house Perspective: Litigation Management2015
Five Star ConferenceDefeating Claims Under the UCC, RESPA, FDCPA, and TILA2012