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Soroush Shahin

Soroush Shahin

Soroush Shahin

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1300 19th Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036-1609

Soroush’s practice focuses on federal and state regulatory compliance matters related to the financial services industry. He advises mortgage companies, financial institutions, and secondary market investors on federal and state law in the areas of mortgage banking, real estate finance and consumer finance. Soroush regularly counsels clients on origination and servicing requirements, marketing practices, compliance management systems, compensation issues, and regulatory approvals. Prior to joining the firm, he was Corporate Counsel and Vice President of Operations for an automotive lender.

Practice Areas

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2009
  • George Mason University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2005

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Representative Matters

  • Advised clients on the requirements under FHA regulations, TILA, RESPA, ECOA, FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA and HOPA
  • Assisted companies with the design and implementation of mortgage loan programs, including reverse mortgage loans, construction-to-permanent loans and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs)
  • Drafted loan documents and consumer disclosures for mortgage lenders and document vendors
  • Assisted mortgage lenders and servicers with regulatory and compliance audit issues with state and federal mortgage banking regulators
  • Reviewed clients’ marketing and advertising materials for compliance with federal and state requirements
  • Conducted due diligence review of mortgage lenders and servicers in mergers and acquisition transactions
  • Drafted employment agreements, loan purchase and sale agreements, temporary interest rate buydown agreements, and mortgage broker and correspondent agreements for various clients
  • Assisted mortgage companies respond to findings from HUD’s Mortgagee Review Board
  • Advised the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA), the national trade association of the reverse mortgage industry, on federal and state legislative developments and regulatory pronouncements
  • Reviewed loan originator and branch manager compensation agreements for compliance with the Loan Originator Compensation Rule under Regulation Z
  • Advised settlement service providers on compliance with RESPA Section 8’s requirements in connection with joint ventures, marketing services agreements, desk rentals, and affiliated business arrangements

Publications

  • Co-author, Fair Credit Reporting Act Resource Guide, MBA Compliance Essentials (MBA 2019)
  • Chapter contributor, Real Estate and Mortgage Banking: A New Era of Regulatory Reform (Thomson Reuters 2017-2018)
  • Co-author, The Juvenile Justice System (NASW Press 2010)

Recognition

  • Rising Star, Washington, DC, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019 (Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service)

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Mortgage Bankers Association