Philip R. Stein
Phil also has extensive experience guiding clients in addressing and mitigating liability related to data security and privacy. Corporate governance is another area of focus for Phil, and he regularly handles high-stakes cases involving disputes between officers and directors, as well as shareholder litigation.
Defense of mortgage loan originators against claims brought throughout the country asserting over $500 million in cumulative damages. The cases were initiated by major financial institutions seeking repurchase of or indemnification for large volumes of residential mortgage loans sold before the 2008 financial crisis. We won eight summary judgments and motions to dismiss in federal and state courts in cases of this type from 2013 through 2015. Six of the victories, the only ones appealed, were affirmed on appeal in January 2016 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Defense of eight loan originators and sellers in the RFC and ResCap Liquidating Trust Litigation. The six dozen suits comprising the consolidated action were brought by the successor to one of the largest private purchasers of mortgage loans, seeking repurchase and indemnification arising out of the sale of billions of dollars' worth of mortgage loans which were pooled by the plaintiff into mortgage-backed securities.
EducationDuke University, J.D., School of Law, 1993University of North Carolina, B.A., 1989
InvolvementAmerican Bar AssociationLitigation Pretrial Practice & Discovery Section
Co-Chair of the Recent Court Decisions SubcommitteeAmerican Friends of Magen David AdomDirectorDade County Bar AssociationLegal Achievement Awards, Committee MemberThe Florida BarBusiness Law SectionCommittee MemberUnited Way of Miami-DadeImpact Leadership Council, Member
Court AdmissionsU.S. District Court, Middle District of FloridaU.S. District Court, Northern District of FloridaU.S. District Court, Southern District of FloridaU.S. District Court, Northern District of GeorgiaU.S. District Court, Northern District of IllinoisU.S. District Court, District of MarylandU.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth CircuitU.S. Court of Federal ClaimsU.S. District Court, District of ColoradoU.S. District Court, Western District of TexasU.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Florida Super Lawyers, 2015 - present
Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2016 - present
Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers - Bankruptcy, Finalist, 2013
Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers - Distressed Real Estate, Finalist, 2013
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers, Finalist, 2007 - 2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
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