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I am an experienced commercial litigator and chair of Devine Millimet’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. Much of my practice concerns consumer financial services litigation, where I represents banks, mortgage lenders, mortgage loan servicers, and automotive finance companies in individual plaintiff lawsuits and appeals in federal and state courts. Cases frequently involve challenges under federal statutes, including the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as well as claims under state unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes and common law.  I have represented lenders, master servicers, and special servicers enforcing secured and unsecured loan obligations, and I also have experience defending commercial and consumer lenders in litigation in a variety of state and federal courts and jurisdictions.

Additionally, I represent individuals in divorce and related family matters, where I work with clients on issues related to the division of marital estate assets, alimony, child support and parenting time.
As a litigator, I assess every case early in an attempt to minimize disputes and achieve early resolution so as to avoid prolonged and costly litigation. In the event a matter cannot be resolved immediately, I am experienced and prepared to litigate your case fully in order to protect your interests. 

As a father of two daughters, I enjoy being active in their school and extracurricular activities.  As a family, we enjoy skiing, camping, and managing a hyperactive dog, and I try to drag my daughters up a few of New Hampshire’s 4,000 foot mountains each year.  I have coached several of my daughter’s soccer and basketball teams and, during the winter, I referee Men’s Basketball games for Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. 
 

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of lender related to claim by plaintiff home owner that lender violated state’s consumer protection statute through its review of plaintiff home owner for a loan modification.
  • Obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s claim that lender violated statutory power of sale and right to reinstate paragraphs contained in mortgage.
  • Represented lender and property preservation company in obtaining summary judgment as to claims of trespass to property and conversation claims advanced by tenant borrower.
  • Successfully negotiated settlement on behalf of auto lender related to claims that lender violated various state statutory and common law after repossessing vehicle.
  • Obtained early case dismissal for lender related to plaintiff home owner’s claim of wrongful foreclosure.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of lender related to claims of wrongful foreclosure of rental property and claims that lender failed to strictly comply with state foreclosure statutes.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims advanced by bank customer that bank improperly cashed checks submitted by customer’s employees that allegedly lacked authorization to issue checks.
  • Through commercial loan workouts and litigation, successfully represented lenders in multiple suits to collect on commercial loans after default.  
  • Advise financial institutions related to federal statutory requirements and compliance.
  • Represent mortgage holders related to title disputes and challenges to title.
 

Community Service

  •  Volunteer at Sonshine Soup Kitchen in Derry, NH


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            Business, Commercial & Financial Litigation

            Family Law

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            New Hampshire

            Massachusetts

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            United States District Courts for the Districts of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut 

            United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

            United States Bankruptcy Court for the Districts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts

            Education

            Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, Juris Doctor, May 2004

            Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Bachelor of Arts: Political Science (major), Legal Studies Program (minor), May 1999

            Awards & Affiliations