Herman Thordsen is the principal and senior attorney of the firm which has been in existence since 1972 and his practice includes defense of those accused of mortgage fraud, real estate, foreclosure issues, buy-back demands or loss reimbursements lawsuits requested by mortgage lenders, FDIC, and others. Thordsen's articles cover a range of topics involving laws, cases and regulations as interpreted by state and federal courts, as well as the California Department of Corporations, Nevada Mortgage Lending Division, other state's regulators and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development including issues on RESPA, TILA, Reg Z, and criminal indictments for mortgage loan fraud. The firm represents those charged with mortgage loan fraud in federal courts.
Recent Stories From this Author
The New Sick Leave Law in California Affects All Businesses
January 20, 2015 No matter if you are a large mortgage banker or a small mortgage broker, your employees in California are covered under this...
How to Avoid Triggering a Compliance Audit
November 7, 2014 Make certain your loan officers do not go off on their own and cause your company to be disciplined by regulators.
So You Want to Be a Mortgage Lender
August 11, 2014 This is what CFPB will be looking for to determine if a mini-correspondent really is a mortgage banker or a mortgage broker.
FDIC Could Sue Those Who Brokered to WaMu
August 1, 2014 It has been nearly six years since the Seattle-based bank was seized and there is a deadline for the agency to sue anyone it...
IRS Says Loan Officers Are Common-Law Employees
May 22, 2014 Mortgage originators do not meet two of the eight required tests to qualify for tax purposes as statutory employees.
Arizona and Virginia Revise Their Loan Officer Licensing Laws
May 9, 2014 Arizona has revised its education requirements while Virginia has introduced a new category of loan officer.
Regulators Are Getting Reports of Arrested Licensees
April 25, 2014 Law enforcement agencies are contacting state licensing agencies if someone who is regulated has gotten arrested.
Maybe You Should Think About Being a Mini-Correspondent
April 11, 2014 But be aware of the business and regulatory risks associated with closing loans in your own name.
Another Defendant Sentenced in Crisp and Cole Case
April 4, 2014 Unlicensed loan processor gets over six years in federal prison for his actions.
Some More Info on the Mortgage Loan Officer Definition
March 28, 2014 Be aware that the amount of borrower paid compensation cannot exceed the lender paid compensation.
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