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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.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 25%
    29 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    29 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    29 years
  4. Federal Regulation: 20%
    29 years
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    29 years

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  • 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.


    Frederick Woodbridge Commercial real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

AmeriFirst Financial, Inc.

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


AZActive 200909/24/2013
FLMember in Good Standing198906/21/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198708/17/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonishment
    issued in FL, 2002


    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 CounselAmeriFirst Financial, Inc.2012 - Present
General CounselBSI Financial Services2012 - 2012
Asst. General CounselMarix Servicing LLC2008 - 2012
PartnerWoodbridge & Salazar LLP1995 - 2008
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
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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of MiamiEconomicsOther - Bachelors1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory EnforcementManaging Litigation and Compliance Costs in a Heightened Regulatory Environment2016
Legal Issues and Regulatory ComplianceMajor Litigation: Data Privacy in Consumer Information - Trade Secrets and GLBA2016
Regulatory Compliance ConferenceShaping Up Your Compliance Management System2015
Consumer Finance Class Actions & LitigationIn-house Perspective: Litigation Management2015
Five Star ConferenceDefeating Claims Under the UCC, RESPA, FDCPA, and TILA2012