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Ari Karen

Attorney

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

The CFPB Will Not Be Ignored
March 2, 2015 The concept that lenders need to have systems in place to affirmatively detect and redress problems before consumers are...

Be Careful About Playing Up Your 'Government Lender' Status
February 26, 2015 A recent CFPB enforcement action shows that lenders must not only avoid misleading statements, but anything in connection with...

The Relationship between Marketing and UDAAP
February 23, 2015 Lenders must carefully ensure that all potential motivations for advice, recommendations, and referrals are provided to...

Deceptive Acts and Practices Enforcement Keeps Coming
February 9, 2015 When charging fees to borrowers with weaker credit histories, lenders should take great care to describe everything correctly...

Don't Oversimplify MSA Compliance Issues
February 2, 2015 Many ask whether there is any such thing as a “safe” marketing services agreement for mortgages. The answer, unequivocally, is...

RESPA and Section 8: Another Wake-up Call
January 26, 2015 Consent decrees issued (and not issued) last week demonstrate how having appropriate compliance controls can and will make a...

Did the CFPB Really Just Say That?
January 21, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a report showing that nearly half of all mortgage borrowers did not...

How Buying Leads Could Infringe on RESPA
January 12, 2015 Lenders should ensure they are not paying for referrals prohibited by the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act when they...

More False Claims Act Lawsuits Lie Ahead
January 5, 2015 As a result of certain court decisions, government agencies like the Federal Housing Administration have even more latitude in...

CFPB Sues over Unclear Fees, Charges from a Third-Party
December 22, 2014 Mortgage companies must properly vet their third-party vendors to ensure that there is no litigation, fraud allegations, or...

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