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Justin litigates federal and state consumer lending matters and works with regulatory agencies in investigating fraud and compliance issues. A strategic thinker, he leverages his in-depth experience in the mortgage, loan, and service industries for the benefit of his clients.

The Arizona Supreme Court just issued a significant and favorable foreclosure statute of limitations decision in Bridges v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, — P.3d —, 2022 WL 3905320. It held that recording a notice of trustee’s sale does not evidence a debt’s acceleration. The opinion is significant because borrowers in Arizona routinely argue that recording

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued joint letters, restating the federal housing protections afforded to military servicemembers during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some protections have been in place for decades, others reflect pandemic-era relief from landlords and mortgage companies alike.

One of the letters addresses the handling of

Justin Balser, an experienced litigator and compliance attorney, has joined Troutman Pepper’s nationally recognized Consumer Financial Services Practice Group as a partner. Balser joins from Akerman where he was managing partner of the firm’s Denver office. He previously served as legal counsel and advisor to senior management at Lehman Brothers’ mortgage subsidiary, Aurora Loan