Brian S. Levy photoBrian S. Levy

Practice Areas

  • Mortgage Lending
  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Real Estate and Business Transactions (incl. Summer Camp Purchase & Sales)

Brian S. Levy, Of Counsel with Katten & Temple, LLP, provides compliance, transactional and regulatory guidance for banks, mortgage originators and related providers. Unique sales and in-house experience enables 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 has also developed a niche representing purchasers and sellers of overnight summer camps.

Mr. Levy is a frequent mortgage banking and related industry trade group conference speaker and is the author of the Mortgage Musings monthly blog and website 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 and 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 a mid-sized midwestern bank 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 found on Linked-In at and followed on Twitter @BrianSLevy.

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