Brian S. Levy photoBrian S. Levy

Practice Areas

  • Mortgage Lending
  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Real Estate and Business Transactions

Brian S. Levy, Of Counsel with Katten & Temple, LLP, provides compliance, transactional and regulatory guidance for banks, mortgage originators and related providers. He has unique sales and in-house experience enabling him to provide practical and creative guidance on matters such as RESPA (MSA’s, lead sharing, joint marketing, desk leases, AfBA’s, etc.), mortgage repurchase defense, loan sales, loan officer compensation and other regulatory requirements and enforcement issues for originators.

Mr. Levy is a frequent conference speaker and is also a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He was the 2006 Chairman of RESPRO (The Real Estate Services Providers Council) and was on its Executive Committee for 7 years. Mr. Levy also served on the American Bankers Association’s Government Relations Administrative Committee and was the Vice-Chairman of ABA’s Mortgage Markets Committee in 2008-2009 and Chairman of the Wisconsin Bankers Government Relations Committee in 2005. He also served on the ABA’s Regulatory Compliance Conference Committee. Among other articles and publications, Mortgage Banking Magazine featured his article, CFPB’s Enforcement-First Approach, and Buybacks - They’re Not Going Away in September 2013. More recently, Mortgage Banking’s April 2016 edition contained Mr. Levy’s article criticizing the CFPB’s enforcement-based method of providing compliance guidance.

Mr. Levy was General Counsel to Guaranty Bank in Milwaukee Wisconsin for 15 years and prior to that worked for 5 years in private practice handling primarily commercial real estate law with what is now the international law firm DLA. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (A.B., 1986, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1989). He can be followed on Twitter @BrianSLevy.

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