Robert Lotstein photoRobert Lotstein

Robert is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition available for both legal professional ability and ethics.

Robert counsels clients on compliance applicable to mortgage lending, including banks, mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers, real estate companies, and other institutions offering services in conjunction with lending. Robert advises clients about growth strategies, including joint ventures, acquisitions, outsourcing, and expansion. Robert advises clients on state and federal requirements. Robert also provides government relations services.

For fifteen years, Robert was the Managing Partner of Lotstein Buckman LLP, a Washington, DC law firm that provided a wide range of services to the mortgage banking industry. The firm advised clients on federal, state, and local regulatory compliance issues, licensing, and other regulatory approvals and exemptions, and also provided government relations services for clients in Washington, DC and state capitals around the country.

Robert served for many years as ABN AMRO’s (as well as their subsidiary InterFirst) Washington DC Lobbyist and Counsel. On behalf of the Company, Robert worked with members of Congress, their staffs, banking committees as well as government agencies including HUD, the Federal Reserve, FDIC, and the OTC.

Robert served as General Counsel to the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (“NAMB”) and was a member of the NAMB’s Board of Directors for six years. He provided legal counsel as well as lobbying efforts on behalf of the Association.

Lotstein Buckman launched iComply®, an online mortgage banking compliance analysis database for all 50 states and the District of Columbia and published an annual Mortgage Banking Regulators Directory and Guide. iComply was sold in 2007 to Thomson Reuters and is now included in its family of database products under the Westlaw Compliance Advisor umbrella. Mr. Lotstein served as a consultant for Thomson Reuters for three years.

Professional Affiliations

  • member of the Advisory Committee of the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators
  • serves on several task forces and working groups related to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s loan officer compensation rule, RESPA, state and federal repayment ability standards, synchronization of disclosures under RESPA and TILA, and changes from the Dodd-Frank law.
  • named American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Banking and Finance Law.”
  • listed by The Wall Street Journal in 2015 as a DC “Top Rated Lawyer” and “Legal Leader.”
  • Rated by Martindale-Hubbell in 2016 at the highest level for professional legal ability and ethics.
  • Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, 2018.

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