Ari Karen


Offit | Kurman

Ari Karen, an attorney at Offit Kurman, has counseled several mortgage banks and financial services firms on the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to allowing institutions to remain compliant with wage hour laws. He counsels clients in proactive and practical means of compliance with technical wage-hour laws and other labor and employment regulations. His litigation expertise includes unfair competition, fiduciary breach, partnership disputes, worker misclassification and minimum wage and overtime claims in all state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has spoken at several industry conferences.

Recent Stories From this Author

Why TRID Grace Period Still Leaves Lenders Vulnerable
October 1, 2015 If the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides lenders with a hold harmless period, it must also include protections to...

Fair Lending Lawsuit Could Affect Disparate Impact
September 23, 2015 A Fair Housing Act lawsuit allowed to stand against a lender degrees removed from the alleged injury is one example of how...

Lenders Better Have a Good Reason for TRID Estimate Change
September 15, 2015 Natural disasters and hidden property defects are about all lenders can count on to constitute a "changed circumstance" delay...

Loan Officer Comp Rules Obscured by 'Unforeseeable Circumstances'
September 3, 2015 Regulators are unsympathetic to lender losses created by loan officer mistakes, but even with a close reading of compensation...

Three Regulators Are Scarier than One
August 20, 2015 The only thing more ominous than a CFPB investigation is when the FDIC and OCC join in on the action.

Here's One Thing the CFPB Gets Right
August 11, 2015 There are many concerning aspects of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's enforcement methods. But when it comes to...

Ambiguities Remain Around MSAs
August 3, 2015 Regardless of recent activity, marketing services agreements can be legal if lenders find the proper formula to follow.

Does Nova Audit Sound the Death Knell for Bond Loan Programs?
July 30, 2015 The Department of Housing and Urban Development found recently that a Federal Housing Administration down payment assistance...

JPMorgan Enforcement Action Solidifies CFPB Negligence Standard
July 14, 2015 The "deceptive" in Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices includes negligence, as demonstrated by a recent Consumer...

How Disparate Impact Ruling Affects Lenders' Daily Operations
July 6, 2015 The Supreme Court's recent ruling that the disparate impact theory of liability can be applied to the Fair Housing Act means...

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