CREDIT COUNSELING AND DEBT SERVICES QUICK FACTS

Nearly 20 attorneys focused on advising and defending credit counseling and debt relief services providers

Authors of numerous articles on credit counseling/debt relief services topics

Frequent presenters at industry conferences

CLIENT FOCUS

Credit counseling agencies

Debt relief services companies

Service providers in both industries

 

PRACTICE FOCUS

Advertising and marketing reviews

Bankruptcy counseling

Class actions and other private lawsuits defense

Compliance with federal and state regulations

Contracts

Formation of credit counseling and debt relief services companies

Housing counseling compliance

Investigations and enforcement actions by Congressional committees, Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General and regulators

Mergers, dissolutions and asset transfers

Privacy policies

Tax exemption status and Internal Revenue Service audits 

 

NAVIGATING A COMPLEX PATCHWORK OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAW AND REGULATIONS

Consumer Financial Protection Act

Credit Repair Organizations Act

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Federal Trade Commission Act

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

State consumer protection laws

State credit repair laws

State debt adjusting laws including the

    Uniform Debt-Management Services Act

    California Check Sellers, Bill Payers and Proraters Law

    and more

For tax-exempt and nonprofit clients

    the Internal Revenue Code

    State charitable solicitation statutes

    and other related governance and operational issues
 

WE HAVE DEFENDED CLIENTS IN REGULATORY MATTERS, INVESTIGATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS BEFORE

Alabama Securities Commission

Arizona Department of Financial Institutions

California Attorney General

California Department of Corporations

Executive Office for the United States Trustees

Florida Attorney General

Florida Department of Financial Services

Georgia Office of Consumer Affairs

Kansas Office of the State Banking Commissioner

Maine Attorney General

Maryland Attorney General

Maryland Division of Financial Regulation

Massachusetts Attorney General

Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance

Missouri Attorney General

Nevada Consumer Affairs Division

Nevada Division of Financial Institutions

New Hampshire Banking Department

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance

Oregon Division of Finance & Corporate Securities

Pennsylvania Attorney General

South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs

Texas Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner

Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions

West Virginia Attorney General

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

and other agencies

 

Credit Counseling and Debt Services

proactive counseling, advocacy and vigorous defense

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