Litigation

At McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, we understand that our clients face many risks, from a pro se foreclosure contest to a complex title curative dispute to a jury trial with allegations of fraud and consumer protection violations.

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As a recognized leader in the financial services industry, we meet these evolving client needs by providing high-quality, innovative, and efficient litigation services in a manner that reflects our commitment to integrity, professionalism, and excellence.
MRLP’s Financial Services Litigation Group is a team of dedicated, skilled and experienced litigators. Our litigators are not foreclosure attorneys who dabble in litigation—we are separate litigation departments comprised of true trial lawyers, with decades of combined experience handling thousands of trials and appeals of all kinds. Simply put, no other firm can offer the combination of MRLP’s default services expertise and true litigation capabilities.

With offices on the West Coast, Northeast, Midwest, and Deep South, MRLP clients rely on our Financial Services Litigation Group to vigorously manage and minimize risk in cases of all kinds across the country. Further, our litigators are as experienced in the board room as they are in the court room—our expertise is recognized from coast to coast, as our litigators are frequently sought-after authors and seminar panelists.

Consumer Financial Services Litigation:

Because MRLP is a nationwide leader in the residential mortgage foreclosure industry, it is no surprise that our team regularly represents the financial services industry with respect to consumer financial services litigation, including mortgage lending and servicing cases. We defend claims and issues of all kinds, including challenges to standing, statutes of limitation, conditions precedent, fraud, and consumer protection statutes such as UDAAP, FDCPA, RESPA, and TILA, just to name a few.

In addition, we defend our clients against actions filed by third party purchasers and homeowner’s associations which seek to extinguish or otherwise impair the client’s interest in real property through judicial action. We litigate claims brought by governmental entities for municipal code violations, in response to the imposition of liens, forfeiture or seizure, and demolition or de-conversion of properties pursuant to rights of eminent domain.

In addition to defensive litigation, we affirmatively and proactively cure issues affecting title to real property through a wide range of complex or simple actions to correct and clear title defects of all kinds. Whether through actions seeking reformation of instruments, quieting title, judicial determinations, resolution of priority disputes, or revival of liens canceled in error, we help our clients by clearing title to marketable standards and smoothing the way for later conveyance of the property.

Commercial & Business Litigation:

Despite MRLP’s expertise and reputation in residential mortgage default matters, we are a true financial services firm. Thus, our litigation expertise is not limited to residential and consumer matters; we boast an equally robust commercial and business litigation practice. We represent creditors and businesses in litigation of all kinds from setting initial strategy and vision through trial, appeal, and collections. Whether representing clients in transactions from negotiation and due diligence through closing, resolving disputes among partners and members of limited liability companies, or guiding our clients through loan portfolio sales or the creation of form loan documents, the litigators at MRLP are invaluable and trusted advisors and advocates to our business and commercial clients.

Appeals:

Our litigation expertise does not end when a trial concludes. Our team of seasoned appellate attorneys have successfully won appeals and appeared for oral argument in the highest State and Federal courts, including amicus briefs before the United States Supreme Court.