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Items Tagged with 'Ballard Spahr'


SCOTUS hearing disparate impact case could rock housing industry

Ballard Spahr: The likely outcome and long-term effect
Trey Garrison
This week the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing the case of Texas Dept. of Housing vs. Inclusive Communities. This could shake housing to its foundation. Here’s the scoop.
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Anne Sutherland joins Ballard Spahr as counsel

Will work with mortgage banking and consumer financial services groups
Ben Lane
In her role at Ballard Spahr, Sutherland will assist clients in ensuring compliance with the regulations governing the mortgage banking industry, particularly those issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the firm said.
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Michael Waldron leaving Ballard Spahr for Bayview Loan Servicing

Will become chief compliance officer at Bayview
Ben Lane
Waldron has been with Ballard Spahr since late 2011, when he left the mortgage banking unit of Patton Boggs with Richard Andreano Jr. and John Socknat to form the mortgage banking group at Ballard Spahr.
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Mark Costley joins Ballard Spahr

Practice focuses on distribution of securities, regulatory aspects of mergers
Ben Lane
Costley represents a wide variety of broker-dealers and investment advisers as well as mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. He also advises on the distribution of securities, including structuring the programs through which securities are offered.
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Gold Rush: Are drilling rights the next mortgage boom?

Keystone debate rekindles domestic energy discussion
Jacob Gaffney and Ben Lane
A fight over the future of the nation's energy resources is underway in the Senate. At stake is the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as pushing through an energy efficiency bill.
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Should you lend in areas with fracking?

Benefits to invest outweigh the negatives
Ben Lane
“This is not a short-term boom,” said Harry Weiss, of Ballard Spahr’s Environment and Natural Resources Group. "This is a many, many, many year process. Someday, somewhere, somehow you’re going to see it everywhere.”
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Is Benjamin Lawsky only going to get more aggressive?

Ballard Spahr says industry hasn’t seen anything yet
Trey Garrison
In a note to clients, Ballard Spahr warns that the head of the New York State Department of Financial Services is only going to get more aggressive in his crusade against perceived wrong-doers.
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Michigan attorneys face sanction for frivolous foreclosure delays

Appellate court awards taxable costs to lender
Attorneys in Michigan who file what are ruled frivolous complaints or requests for delays in foreclosure or eviction cases can be sanctioned.
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2014 predictions: Redfin goes public and more

11 months left — a lot could happen
Brena Swanson

The year just started, leaving plenty of room for big changes in the housing market. Could this be the year Keller Williams Realty passes the 100,000 agent count or Redfin goes public?

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Alabama court thinks landlords need more foreclosure protection

Could have huge impact on residential mortgages
Jacob Gaffney
Lawfirm Ballard Spahr is reporting that an Alabama federal court is suggesting that borers can allege invalid mortgage assignments — if a portion of the property has tenants.
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