Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP's Asset Receivable Management & Consumer Financial Services Practice Team approaches this fast moving and constantly evolving area of the law in a strategic and unique way that is driven by its lawyers' extensive knowledge of the consumer financial services industry. Our attorneys have experience in a broad spectrum of litigation in both federal and state courts across the country from inception of a matter through the appellate process. Our attorneys regularly advise and advocate on behalf of servicers, lenders, banks, financial institutions and other secured and unsecured creditors throughout the country in the defense of claims and class actions contending that various federal statutes, including the FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA, EFTA and TILA, were violated.

We routinely represent clients in investigations and enforcement actions launched by both state and federal agencies, including state attorneys general, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), offering clients novel and practical approaches to minimizing exposure and protecting the overall success of our clients.  Our exceptional knowledge of the statutes and regulatory schemes in this area also allows us to regularly assist our ARM Industry clients with developing collection and compliance programs designed to minimize risk and exposure to federal statutes such as the FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA, EFTA and TILA.  In addition, our healthcare legal professionals are experienced with the unique regulatory requirements for the sale and servicing of healthcare patient receivable accounts including HIPAA, state patient privacy and consumer protection statutes and IRS charitable care standards for not-for-profit health systems.

In addition to our extensive litigation experience in this field, Lippes Mathias is at the forefront nationally in the representation of clients in the Asset Receivable Management and Debt Industry, typically as full service outside general counsel but also in connection with individual matters.  Over a decade of experience in the trenches representing clients in M&A transactions specific to the ARM Industry, debt purchases, first party and third party collection transactions, healthcare receivables management as well as other hospital and healthcare related services to the ARM Industry, accounts receivable financing and various factoring platforms provides the Lippes Mathias Asset Receivable Management & Consumer Financial Services Practice Team with unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise.


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Focus Areas:
Litigation
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Fair Credit Reporting Act
Electronic Fund Transfer Act
Truth in Lending Act
Government Investigations
Internal Compliance
Team
headshot of team member Conor E. Brownell
Conor E. Brownell Partner cbrownell@lippes.com 518.869.9500 x1427
headshot of team member Thomas B. Hughes
Thomas B. Hughes Associate thughes@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1325
headshot of team member Brendan H. Little
Brendan H. Little Partner | Team Leader - Consumer Financial Services Litigation blittle@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1233
headshot of team member Christian M. Lovelace
Christian M. Lovelace Partner | Team Leader - Franchising & Licensing; Co-Leader - Asset Receivable Management & Consumer Financial Services clovelace@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1222
headshot of team member Sean M. O'Brien
Sean M. O'Brien Senior Associate sobrien@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1224
headshot of team member Brendan J. Rich
Brendan J. Rich Partner | Team Leader - Corporate & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions brich@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1240
headshot of team member Richard M. Scherer, Jr.
Richard M. Scherer, Jr. Partner | Team Leader - Business & Commercial Litigation rscherer@lippes.com 716.218.7598 x1355
headshot of team member Tessa R. Scott
Tessa R. Scott Associate tscott@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1321
headshot of team member Dennis C. Vacco
Dennis C. Vacco Partner | Team Leader - Government & State Attorneys General Investigations dvacco@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1255
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Alex Vacco Associate avacco@lippes.com 716-853-5100 x1290