Our team of experienced litigators regularly advises and defends banks, mortgage lenders and brokers, credit card companies, broker-dealers, consumer finance companies and other financial institutions in a variety of disputes in state and federal court, in arbitration and before governmental agencies. The depth of our experience gives us insight into the unique issues and concerns of financial institutions.
The firm defends banks in litigation with customers involving:
In addition, the firm handles litigation between and among financial institutions in connection with claims regarding a breach of the obligations of the depository, collecting or payor bank.
We litigate claims involving the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, contested foreclosures, predatory lending, consumer fraud, usury violations, loan origination, loan servicing and unfair deceptive trade practices claims
We defend financial institutions in individual and class action lawsuits in state and federal courts alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other state and federal consumer protection statutes.
Several of our lawyers litigate disputes involving the interests of broker-dealers and their customers including claims alleging fraud, unsuitability, failure to supervise, churning, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and unauthorized trading. As a consequence, these lawyers have extensive experience arbitrating cases before FINRA.
The firm prosecutes and defends financial institutions in will contest cases; concealment of assets matters; claims for breach of fiduciary duty by executors and trustees; trustee removal actions; declaratory judgments to construe the provisions of a trust; and guardianship issues.
Giffen & Kaminski provides an array of services to financial institutions to maximize recovery on distressed loans. We tailor our approach using combinations of the following strategies to address our clients’ needs:
Our practice areas are narrowly tailored to fit the background and experience of our lawyers. Our practice areas include: