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Publications

The WFZ Quarterly
Spring 2018

Too Tender for This World? The Rise (and Possible Fall) of the Tender Rule
April 2018
By Todd E. Chvat, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Why California’s New Recording Fees Matter for Servicers

  • M Report
  • April 5, 2018
  • By Joan C. Spaeder-Younkin, Esq. and Michelle A. Mierzwa, Esq.

Putting Abandoned Properties Under the Spotlight

  • DS News
  • April 18, 2018
  • By Michelle A. Mierzwa, Esq.

The New Year Brings New HOBR Requirements

  • Mortgage Compliance Magazine, February 2018
  • DS News, December 2017
  • By T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and Ruby J. Chavez, Esq.

Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

  • Diversity Briefing
  • Winter 2017
  • By Magdalena D. Kozinska, Esq.

A Tale of Two Amici

  • ALFN Angle, Vol. 5, Issue 1
  • Mortgage Daily, November 20, 2017
  • By Jonathan D. Fink, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Statute of Limitations Issues In the Pacific Northwest and Southwest
(Avoiding the SOL Bar Through Waiver of Acceleration and Tolling)

  • ALFN Angle, Vol. 5, Issue 1
  • Mortgage Daily, November 14, 2017
  • By Jamin S. Neil, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

The Ninth Circuit Bars Claims Against Trustee Due to the Borrower’s Failure to Amend Include the Claims in their Bankruptcy Schedules

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Fall 2017
  • By Laura N. Coughlin, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

California Court of Appeals Confirms the Qualified Privilege for Foreclosure Trustees: Schep v. Capital One, N.A.

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Fall 2017
  • By Marvin B. Adviento, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Foreclosure Mediation Program Update

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Fall 2017
  • By Ramir M. Hernandez, Esq.

Trustees Triumph – With its recent decision, the Ninth Circuit Court has barred claims against trustees in certain situations. Could it help keep future frivolous lawsuits at bay?

  • DS News
  • October 2017
  • By Laura N. Coughlin, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Bankruptcy Ruling Benefits Foreclosing Parties – 9th Circuit Bars Borrower’s Claims

  • Mortgage Daily
  • September 22, 2017
  • By Laura N. Coughlin, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Women in Housing – Highlighting 60 Women Making a Difference in the Industry

  • M Report
  • September 2017
  • WFZ congratulates its Managing Partner, Robin P. Wright, Esq. for her Honorable Mention as a leading lady in the mortgage industry!

California Supreme Court to Review Conflicting Decisions Calling Into Question When the Purchaser at a Foreclosure Sale Can Start its Eviction

  • California Mortgage Finance News
  • Fall 2017
  • By Michael Asatourian, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Ten Grenades Hiding in Tenant Commercial Leases: What You Didn’t Bargain For Could Blow Up Your Business

  • August 2017
  • By Robert J. Matthews, Esq.

The WFZ Quarterly

  • Summer 2017

Conflicting California Decisions Call Into Question When the Purchaser at a Foreclosure Sale Can Start Its Eviction

  • UTA Quarterly, Spring 2017
  • Mortgage Daily, April 3, 2017
  • By Michael Asatourian, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

The WFZ Quarterly

  • Winter 2017

Statute of Limitations Issues Jump Across Coasts Hitting the Pacific Northwest and Southwest: Can Waiving Acceleration Avoid the Statute of Limitations’ Bar to Foreclosure?

  • WFZ Quarterly
  • January 2017
  • By Jamin S. Neil, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Can the Buyer of a Property at a HOA Foreclosure Sale Destroy Diversity Jurisdiction by Joining the Former Homeowner?

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Winter 2016
  • By Dana Jonathon Nitz, Esq.

When Borrowers’ Rights and CFPB Collide

  • DS News
  • August 2016
  • By Michelle A. Mierzwa, Esq.

Jordan v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC: The Washington Supreme Court’s Sweeping New Decision on Pre-foreclosure Efforts to Enter and Secure Real Property in the State

  • Legal League 100 Quarterly
  • August 2016
  • By Ryan M. Carson, Esq. and Michelle M. Mierzwa, Esq.

Nevada HOA Update: Will the Nevada Supreme Court Limit the Negative Impact of the SFR Decision to HOA Sales Occurring After September 18, 2014?

  • Nevada Bankers Association
  • July 2016
  • By Dana Jonathon Nitz, Esq. and Natalie C. Lehman, Esq.

The WFZ Quarterly

  • Summer 2016

With CFPB Regulations Looming, California Looks to Jump the Gun and Implement its own Regulations for Working with Successors to a Deceased Borrower

  • UTA Quarterly
  • June 2016
  • By T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

A Cautionary DNMS tale: Bae v. T.D. Service Company

  • UTA Quarterly
  • June 2016
  • By Marvin B. Adviento, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

California Loss Mitigation Bill Creates More Problems Than It Solves

  • HousingWire
  • April 29, 2016
  • By T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

The WFZ Quarterly

  • Spring 2016

Fallout from Foreclosure Ruling Could Strangle Housing Market

  • National Mortgage News
  • March 24, 2016
  • By T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Comparing the Foreclosure Beneficiary's Duty of Disclosure with the Prospective Purchaser's Obligation to Investigate the Property? The 9th Circuit Sheds Some Light on the Issue

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Spring 2016
  • By Magdalena D. Kozinska, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Right of Redemption on HOA Sales - A Solution or Just Another Problem for Servicers in Nevada?

  • February 2016
  • By Robin P. Wright, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Is Nevada’s HOA Solution Just Another Problem For Mortgage Servicers?

  • HousingWire
  • January 2016
  • By T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

California HOBR - When is a Borrower Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees After Enjoining a Foreclosure Sale?

  • DS News (January 2016)
  • California Mortgage Finance News (Winter 2015)
  • By Nicole S. Dunn, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Will Senate Bill 306 Ease Lenders’ Pain From the SFR v. US Bank Decision?

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Summer 2015
  • By T. Robert Finlay, Esq. & Robin P. Wright, Esq.

Employment Rights for Medical Marijuana

  • Vegas Cannabis Magazine
  • March 2015
  • By Martin Jaccarino

Insecurity: A discussion of wrongful Foreclosure Litigation including Glaski v. Bank of America, 218 Cal. App. 4th 1079, 1095 (2013) and Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corporation

  • November 2014
  • By Jonathan D. Fink, Esq.

Beware of Defective Service! A Lesson in relying on the court to catch invalid service.

  • May 21, 2014
  • By T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and Marvin B. Adviento, Esq.

Will the Recent California Supreme Court Decision in Riverisland Cold Storage Lead to a Flood of Borrower Suits Arising from Loan Modification Agreements?

  • February 21, 2014
  • by Jonathan M. Zak, Esq. and James J. Ramos, Esq.

Trial & Error?

  • June 2013
  • by Todd E. Chvat, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

The Increasing Threat to Lender Priority Rights

  • May 17, 2013
  • by Dana J. Nitz, Esq. and R. Samuel Ehlers, Esq.

Lenders Beware, Pitfalls of Foreclosing in Los Angeles

  • May 7, 2013
  • by Nicholas G. Hood, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

UTA Helps to Foreclose on the Argument

  • Spring 2013
  • by Christopher Benner, Esq. and Robin P. Wright, Esq.

HAMP Modification a Must if Trial Plan Compliance - West v. JP Morgan Chase Bank

  • April 5, 2013
  • by Todd E. Chvat, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Increasing threat to Lender Priority Rights in NV

  • March 15, 2013
  • By Robin P. Wright, Esq. and Dana J. Nitz, Esq.

Resurgence of Judicial Foreclosures to Avoid Road Blocks

  • March 7, 2013
  • by Dana J. Nitz, Esq. and Christopher Benner, Esq.

Glaski Reopens The Standing Debate

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Winter 2013
  • by Marvin B. Adviento, Esq. and T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

The Game Changer – The California Bill of Rights

  • August 27, 2012
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Oregon and Washington Courts Create an Uncertain Future for Non-Judicial Foreclosures in the Region

  • August 27, 2012
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Lona v. Citibank - Unconscionable or Oppressive Loan Origination

  • Spring 2012
  • by Jonathan M. Zak, Esq.

Danger – Beware of Probate Fees and Costs

  • UTA Quarterly
  • September 2011
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

Have you ever been forced to pay pre-foreclosure HOA dues?

  • UTA Quarterly
  • September 2011
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

To Preempt or Not to Preempt: That is the Question that Courts are Facing with California Civil Code Section 2923.5

  • Spring 2011
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and Ruby J. Chavez, Esq. for UTA – United Trustees Association

Complying with AB 284.

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Winter 2011
  • by Robin P. Wright, Esq.

Ruling Could Shield Lenders – Eviction Judgment Offers Protections

  • HousingWire
  • January 2011
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and Madeleine Lee, Esq.

Does the "As Is" Clause and California's Disclosure Exemption Protect an REO Sale From Non-Disclosure Liability?

  • REOMAC Update
  • September / October 2010
  • by Jonathan M. Zak, Esq. and William Idleman, Esq.

The Mabry Tale Has Come To Its End

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Fall 2010
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and Jennifer A. Johnson, Esq.

The Mabry Hurdle

  • REO Insider
  • September 2010
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and Jennifer A. Johnson, Esq.

Nevada Court Confirms MERS' Authority to Substitute Trustee, But Questions MERS' Authority to Execute an Assignment

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Summer 2010
  • by Robin Prema Wright, Esq.

When Does a Mistaken Bid Warrant Setting Aside The Foreclosure Sale

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Summer 2010
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and Kiran Sharma, Esq.

The New Wave of Litigation – Challenges to Trustee's Sales Under Civil Code Section 2932.5

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Summer 2010
  • by Richard Simpson, Esq.

Just How Final are Bankruptcy Sales "Free and Clear"

  • CLTA Claims Awareness Hot Sheet
  • July 2010
  • by Donna La Porte, Esq.

Reformation: A Proposition to Consider When a Former Trustee Conducts a Foreclosure Sale

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Spring 2010
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and Kiran Sharma, Esq.

San Diego County Ordinance

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Spring 2010
  • by Jonathan M. Zak, Esq.

Orange County, California Mandatory Mediation Program Into Effect On Foreclosure-Related Lawsuits

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Spring 2010
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

A California-Brewed Recipe for Litigation

  • Servicing Management
  • March 2010
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq.

How Super are Super Priority HOA Liens

  • Winter 2010
  • by Raymond A. Jereza, Esq.

Does the Litigation Privilege Shield a Debt Collector From Liability Under California's Rosenthal Act?

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Fall 2009
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and William J. Idleman, Esq.

The D'oench, Duhme Doctrine: Creating A Super Holder In Due Course Defense For Claims Arising Out Of Assets Passed Through The FDIC

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Fall 2009
  • by Jonathan M. Zak, Esq. and James Ramos, Esq.

MERS – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: The Current Legal Atmosphere Surrounding the Mortgage Industry's Most Beloved "Nominee" Beneficiary/Mortgagee

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Winter 2009
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and Nicholas G. Hood, Esq.

The Benefits of Appointing a Receiver in Today's Foreclosure Crises

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Winter 2009
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and Amy Y. Song, Esq.

What Is 2923 Doing To Us Now?

  • UTA Quarterly
  • Winter 2009
  • by T. Robert Finlay, Esq. and Christina D. Rovira, Esq.

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