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Banking litigation and lender liability

Markowitz Herbold trial lawyers have extensive experience representing both financial institutions and their borrowers in lender liability litigation in state and federal courts, arbitrations, mediations and class actions. We frequently defend our banking clients against a broad array of claims involving deposit account agreements, construction loans, and mortgage loans. Likewise, we represent our banking clients in prosecuting complex foreclosure matters involving allegations of lender liability. We know both sides of these matters, and have frequently represented borrowers in negotiating workouts. Additionally, our attorneys have successfully handled matters concerning the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Truth-in-Lending Act.

Our attorneys have considerable expertise in:

  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
  • Breach of fiduciary duty disputes
  • Fraud
  • Negligence
  • Tortious interference
  • Uniform Commercial Code Claims

Our clients include borrowers such as developers and contractors, individual guarantors, secured lenders, credit reporting agencies, large financial institutions and community banks. Markowitz Herbold trial attorneys have had tremendous success in resolving these cases favorably for our clients.

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