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Balch & Bingham LLP has launched the Southeast Financial Litigation Monitor, a blog offering timely, relevant insights and practical commentary and analysis authored by members of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. The Southeast Financial Litigation Monitor serves as a resource on legislative decisions, opinions, case law, statutes and rulings related to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Uniform Commercial Code, fair lending, mortgage rules, debt collection, lender liability and arbitration that will impact banking entities.

The blog’s editorial team includes Balch attorneys with broad experience, including the development of legal strategies to help advance and achieve short- and long-term business goals for several of the nation’s most-respected financial institutions, banks, insurers, real-estate firms and developers, utilities and investment banks.

The Southeast Financial Litigation Monitor’s lead author, Geremy W. Gregory, represents financial institutions in state and federal courts from Miami to North Georgia. Mr. Gregory is experienced in handling lender liability claims, FDCPA, FCRA, identity theft, wrongful foreclosure and claims asserted under the Uniform Commercial Code.

“In recent years, the financial services industry has faced many new and complicated regulations that our attorneys have helped clients across the Southeast navigate,” said Gregory. “The Southeast Financial Litigation Monitor will give us an opportunity to share our experience with a broader audience who will benefit from our collective strength, experience and knowledge in transactions, regulation and litigation – all of which provide predictability for our clients during uncertain times.”

Balch’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group includes attorneys who have served in leadership roles, held internal positions within the financial industry and have experience guiding large institutions through complicated regulatory and economic climates.

In addition to Mr. Gregory, Southeast Financial Litigation Monitor contributors include: Gregory C. Cook, Matthew Ames, Brant Pettis and Adam Israel.

Visit the Southeast Financial Litigation Monitor at www.southeastfinanciallitigation.com for additional insights and information. Recent posts to the Southeast Financial Litigation Monitor include:

• CFPB Fines Alabama Real Estate Agency
• Out-of-State State Chartered Banks are preempted to Same Extent as National Banks
• Standard Set for Recovery of Mental Anguish Damages for Violations of Bankruptcy Automatic Stay
• Telephone Consumer Protection Act – Consumer’s Oral Revocation of Consent is Enough
• Alabama Supreme Court Clarifies Rules on Foreclosure of Condominium Units
• Florida Court Holds Bid Price May Establish Fair Market Value