Philip R. Stein, a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Litigation Group, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He regularly acts as lead counsel to mortgage companies, financial services companies, and large national homebuilders on a broad range of issues of importance to companies in those industries. Phil is currently devoting a substantial part of his practice to representing originators and sellers of mortgage loans throughout the country as they defend against loan repurchase claims made by banks and other investors. He also regularly assists companies with Fair Lending and UDAAP litigation, compliance and training.
Phil is also particularly experienced in litigation involving: financial fraud and other business torts; corporate governance; trade secrets; and professional liability issues (including director and officer liability issues, and accounting malpractice claims). Phil has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trials, appeals and arbitration proceedings.
Phil is a frequent contributor to and co-editor of Bilzin Sumberg's Mortgage Crisis Watch Blog, providing insight into business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage insurance. Visit the blog at www.mortgagecrisiswatch.com.