Smith Dollar handles business litigation matters focusing on complex commercial litigation, financial services litigation and employment litigation.
Rachel Dollar is California litigation attorney who represents financial institutions, mortgage lenders, servicers and investors in real estate and mortgage banking related matters including: •Real estate litigation •Litigation of regulatory and disclosure law violations including RESPA and TILA •Lender liability litigation defense •Servicing related litigation including actions involving contested foreclosures and complex post-foreclosure evictions •Litigation of mortgage fraud and related actions including causes of action based in Federal RICO, broker bond and fidelity bond claim and appraiser and settlement agent errors & omissions policy claim litigation •Lien priority, title and closing protection letter claims and litigation •Repurchase litigation •Mortgage insurance claim and rescission litigation •Drafting of standard documents such as escrow instructions, broker agreements and internal policies and procedures
Ms. Dollar acted as specialty counsel to the FDIC in connection with the failure of Washington Mutual Bank.
Ms. Dollar has developed a reputation as one of the foremost innovators and thought leaders in the real estate finance industry and has been widely quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. She was recognized by Inman News as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in the United States. She is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of mortgage banking and mortgage fraud, has testified before Congress and has appeared onradio and television programs.
She is the editor of the award-winning industry website, Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ms. Dollar is an author of Protect Yourself from Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud.
Ms. Dollar is AV Rated, a Certified Mortgage Banker, a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator, a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and has been recognized by Super Lawyers for the past 3 years.
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Smith Dollar PC
CALIFORNIA:Santa Rosa FLORIDA:Tampa TEXAS:Dallas
LITIGATION: CIVIL TRIAL: BANKING:Commercial Lending BANKING:Real Estate Financing BANKING:Workouts and Restructurings BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS: CONSTRUCTION:Architectural and Design Professional Agreements CONSTRUCTION:Construction Contracts CONSTRUCTION:Consulting Agreements CONSTRUCTION:Mechanics and Materials Lien Law CONSUMER: CONTRACT:Contracting CRIMINAL: REAL ESTATE:Acquisitions, Leasing & Dispositions REAL ESTATE:Development REAL ESTATE:Eminent Doman REAL ESTATE:Land Use Planning & Entitlements LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:ADA (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:ADA (compliance) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Advising on Employee Matters LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Agency Investigations LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Arbitration LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Class Actions LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Counseling LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Davis-Bacon Act (compliance) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Davis-Bacon Act (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:DOL Audits LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (non-litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FLSA (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FLSA (non-litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FMLA (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FMLA (compliance) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Harassment / Discrimination / Retaliation LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Internal Investigations LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Labor LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:NLRB LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:OWBPA LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Trade Secret LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Training LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Union Campaigns LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Union Negotiations LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Wage & Hour (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Wage & Hour (compliance) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Whistle Blowing INSURANCE:Bad Faith INSURANCE:Construction INSURANCE:Coverage INSURANCE:Professional Liability INSURANCE:Third Party FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION:
California Northern District Bankruptcy Court U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit U.S. District Court, Central District of California U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California U.S. District Court, Northern District of California U.S. District Court, Southern District of California