Brian practices primarily in the areas of:
- Mortgage banking litigation.
- Consumer lending.
- Structured and specialty finance.
- Regulatory law.
He has more than 30 years of experience in mortgage banking and consumer lending services. Brian advises clients on the full spectrum of federal and state lending, consumer credit, loan servicing, and consumer protection laws and regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Act, Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Fair Housing Act, Federal Arbitration Act and state usury, mortgage loan and consumer finance acts, retail installment sales acts, and unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes.
He also represents clients in federal and state supervisory matters, investigations and enforcement proceedings and in litigation involving regulatory compliance matters. Brian acts as regulatory counsel on acquisitions of consumer loans and loan servicing rights and assists in creating and enhancing compliance management systems.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian spent 19 years at Green Tree Servicing LLC where he served as general counsel and as chief compliance officer of Walter Investment Management Corp. There, he furnished legal and compliance services to Green Tree’s nationwide loan servicing and mortgage lending operations, including advising on federal and state lending regulations, handling legal matters related to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and HUD lending and loan servicing, supervising litigation and arbitration matters and managing government affairs functions.
Prior to Green Tree, Brian was an assistant general counsel for ITT Consumer Financial Corporation and also spent time in private practice.
Honoree, Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer (2017)
All Service Areas
- William Mitchell College of Law (1982)
- University of Minnesota (1979)
- State - Minnesota
- Federal - District of Minnesota
- Federal - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Conference on Consumer Finance Law
Member, Governing Committee
- American Bar Association
Member, Consumer Financial Services Committee
- American Financial Services Association's Law Committee
- Hennepin County Bar Association