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Concentrating on consumer finance and protection laws, Brett J. Natarelli, J.D. handles a range of litigation matters and provides compliance advice relating to mortgage servicing issues. His clients include banks, mortgage servicers and other businesses with operations regulated by federal consumer finance laws.
Natarelli has defended clients in the context of consumer class actions and complex contested mortgage foreclosures relating to the Home Affordable Modification Program and the Mortgage Servicing Rule. He has also defended clients in cases involving the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA), among other state and federal consumer protection statutes and regulations. He also led efforts to assist banks with all aspects of the OCC Consent Orders and National Mortgage Settlement implementation.
In addition to advising clients on complying with the various mortgage consent orders and federal and state foreclosure laws, Natarelli writes for legal publications on foreclosures, evictions and mortgage servicing. He has also represented corporate defendants in other types of individual and class action litigation, including asbestos-related product and premises liability lawsuits, breach of contract litigation and cases involving financial theft.
Natarelli is currently focused on assisting clients in repurchase and indemnification demands and related litigation arising from the sale or securitization of mortgages in the secondary market.
Since 2010, Natarelli has been a board member of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers’ Association, the oldest state trade association supporting mortgage bankers in the nation. In 2016, he was honored with a Best in the Business Award for his representation of mortgage bankers.
Natarelli is a 2005 alumnus of Benedictine University, earning a B.A. in Political Science. Since graduating law school, he has assisted Tammy Sarver, J.D., Ph.D. with the Benedictine University Mock Trial and Moot Court programs in various capacities. He was named Outstanding Coach in 2016 for his efforts.