Served as national co-counsel for Flagstar Bank and Fannie Mae in proceedings before the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia and before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The complaint challenging a foreclosure sale and alleged violations of Virginia Consumer Protection Act. The defense removed the case and obtained dismissal of the action in the district court, and the Fourth Circuit affirmed. The Fourth Circuit specifically held that the substitute trustee was fraudulently joined, such that its citizenship would not be considered in determining whether federal courts had diversity jurisdiction. McFadden v. Fed. Nat. Mortgage Ass'n, 525 F. App'x 223 (4th Cir. 2013).

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Sale/leaseback of chemical company facilities in North Carolina
Represented chemical company in the sale/leaseback of significant office and laboratory facilities in North Carolina. more
Sale of assets of Dan River, Inc.
The firm represented Dan River, Inc., a Virginia-based textile manufacturer, in the $19 million sale of its assets. more
Improper trading activity by an investment adviser
Represented financial institution and investment adviser in alleged improper trading activity by a portfolio manager. more
Corporate governance investigation for a Midwest-based REIT
Represented a Midwest-based REIT in a corporate governance investigation. The firm reported to an audit committee of the NYSE-listed issuer regarding more