Kilpatrick Townsend Adds Counsel in New York
Richard Galati Adds Depth to Office in Real Estate Finance & Capital Markets
NEW YORK (AUGUST 25) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Richard Galati, Jr. to the New York office. He is joining as Counsel on the nationally recognized Real Estate Finance & Capital Markets Team in the firm’s Corporate, Finance & Real Estate Department.
Mr. Galati’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions, including lenders, mortgage loan servicers and investors in all phases of commercial litigation in state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey, with a particular emphasis on the enforcement of foreclosure and guaranty remedies. Additionally, he counsels clients on matters related to predatory lending claims, securitization issues and alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and other federal and state banking, real property and consumer protection laws. Mr. Galati has also successfully vacated municipal tax sales in which mortgagees and other lienholders had liens extinguished in violation of state and federal constitutional due process protections.
“Richard offers clients over a decade of broad experience in the distressed real estate and capital markets arena,” said Barry Benjamin, New York Office Managing Partner. “He has worked with companies and financial organizations across several industries which will benefit not only our Capital Markets clients but other clients across the firm. We welcome Richard to the firm.
Mr. Galati earned his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law. He received his B.S. from Cornell University, with honors.