With over a decade of regulatory and litigation experience, Michael’s practice includes a strong emphasis in consumer financial services, representing lenders, mortgage servicers, and other financial institutions with a wide array of regulatory and compliance issues as well as extensive federal and state litigation matters. He regularly advises clients on issues involving compliance with the Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, state unfair and deceptive acts and practices laws, and various other federal and state consumer protection laws and regulations. Michael also has significant experience pursuing title claims on behalf of consumer mortgage lenders and servicers, resolving chain of title and other vesting issues, and negotiating and obtaining releases and subordination of prior mortgages, judgments, and other liens.
Gaming & Regulatory Compliance
Michael’s practice includes representing clients in the highly regulated gaming industry, as well as handling complex licensing matters, confidential investigations, and regulatory proceedings. In particular, he assists clients in the areas of online gaming and sports wagering and regulation. Michael counsel clients on the regulatory and business implications of M&A, market access, financing, internal controls, and other compliance issues. His clients include well-known casino operators, gaming equipment manufacturers, racing and wagering operators, internet operators, vendors, investment funds, and other companies that invest in, or provide services to, the gaming or racing industry.