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May 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Real Estate Broker Law

When you need a law firm to help manage compliance issues for your real estate activities

Mortgage compliance lawyers


We can help your real estate company at all stages of growth.  We are your next BROKER COUNSEL.  From startup through venture financing, to IPO and everything in between.  Our specialty is working with small, emerging, and mid-size real estate companies such as:

1.  Property management companies

2.  Mortgage lending companies

3.  Commercial or residential real estate transactions

4.  Leasing companies

5.  Real estate software technology companies (mobile lending applications, real estate software, mortgage technology)

6.  California finance lenders (CFL) – we have helped many companies obtain CFL licensing rights in California.

Whether your business is regulated by the California Bureau of Real Estate (“BRE”), California Department of Business Oversight (“DBO”), Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), or some other regulatory body, you need outside counsel on your team and in the boardroom to help make the critical decisions that affect your organization.  We can help you navigate the myriad of state, federal, and international real estate compliance issues.

Types of laws, rules and regulations that we can advise you on

Here is a list of some of the laws that may impact your real estate business, and which you may need to engage outside counsel:

1.  BRE rules and regulations (i.e. lending rules, property management, transactional rules, etc.)

2.  Privacy & data protection and breach notification rules (privacy policies)

3.  Identity theft breach notification rules

4.  Truth in lending law (“TILA”) and Reg. Z, MDIA tolerance and right of rescission review

5.  Real estate settlement procedures act (“RESPA”)


7.  Electronic discovery rules (FRCP)

8.  Uniform Electronic Transfer Act (“UETA”)

9.  Gramm Leach Bliley act (GLB)

10.  Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”)

11.  Fair lending laws

12.  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)

13.  Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”)

14.  Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”)

15.  National Mortgage Licensing System (“NMLS”) renewal and “Safe Act” issues

16.  Ability to repay / Qualified Mortgage Review (QMR rule)

17.  Loan officer compensation rules

18.  Federal HOEPA high cost loans

19.  State consumer lending laws

20.  Dodd Frank law

This is not an exhaustive list.  If you are starting up, expanding, or thinking about real estate related expansion in mortgage lending, traditional residential sales, property management, commercial real estate, or business opportunity company, contact us to retain us as your outside legal counsel.

What you can expect

We offer flexible legal fees and passionate legal representation.

Our lawyers have strong analytical problem solving skills and are creative thinkers with strong negotiation skills.  Attorney Steve Vondran is both a real estate lawyer and licensed attorney in California and Arizona with experience in mortgage lending, residential and commercial real estate and has a background working for software and technology companies including Experian,, Epoch Internet, and Identity Theft Resource Center.

From contracts and corporate compliance, to deal negotiation, statutory analysis and interpretation, and in a nutshell – STONG LEGAL ADVICE THAT YOU CAN COUNT ON.  We are DEAL MAKERS not DEAL BREAKERS.  We understand that business involves a certain degree of managed risk, and we learn your business so we can properly advise you.

Contact Vondran Legal

To discuss our services,fees and experience contact us at (877) 276-5084 or fill out the contact form below.  Please leave your phone number.  Also, you might want to check out our real estate broker startup services page.


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