Moorari K. Shah combines deep in-house and law firm experience to deliver practical, business-minded legal advice. As Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Buckley Sandler LLP, he represents bank and non-bank financial institutions in corporate, finance, and transactional matters covering mergers and acquisitions, commercial and consumer lending and leasing, and transaction-related regulatory compliance issues.
He has significant experience negotiating complex on-shore and off-shore information technology and business process outsourcing transactions with an eye toward navigating contractual, operational, and regulatory hurdles to achieve real-world business outcomes. Mr. Shah also has experience in real estate, asset-based, and unsecured financings, as well as enforcing rights and remedies against corporate debtors in non-bankruptcy workout negotiations.
Representative matters include:
- Advised a private equity purchaser’s acquisition of a mortgage originator and servicer
- Negotiated a marketplace lending platform’s bank partnership arrangement with a state-chartered institution
- Represented a national bank in a loan origination outsourcing transaction with a foreign-based service provider
- Developed and oversaw the implementation of a nonbank financial institution’s compliance management policies and procedures
Prior to joining Buckley Sandler, Mr. Shah was Managing Counsel for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation, and held both legal and business roles during his nine-year tenure at the captive auto finance company to the world’s largest automobile maker. Prior to working at Toyota, Mr. Shah was the Manager of Business and Legal Affairs for British Telecommunications (formerly Infonet), and an associate at a New York law firm where he represented public and private corporations in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and commercial contracts. He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney with the New York County District Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Shah received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law (cum laude) and his B.A. from Duke University. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Moorari Shah discussed "Legal & Regulatory Issues" at the Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit on Monday, December 5, 2016 in Dana Point, CA. Click here to learn more about the event.Speaking Engagement
Valerie Hletko and Moorari Shah spoke on the "Squaring the Circle: The Future of Regulatory Risk Management in Marketplace Lending" panel at the ABA's 2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting on Friday, September 9, 2016 in Boston, MA. Click here to learn more about the event.Speaking Engagement
Join Buckley Sandler attorneys John Kromer , Clint Rockwell , Walter Zalenski , Peter Olszewski , and Moorari Shah , for a discussion on recent developments related to partnerships between banks and alternative lenders. The lower costs, flexible products, and consumer convenience ushered in by...Webcast
Moorari Shah spoke on the "Regulatory Concerns: Obstacles and Opportunities Unique to Real Estate Lending" panel at the Financial Research Associates AltLend Summit 2016 on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in New York, NY. Click here to learn more about the event.Speaking Engagement
Brandy Hood and Moorari Shah spoke on the ATS Secured webinar, "Navigating TRID and Vendor Management," on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Click here to learn more about the event.Speaking Engagement
Join Buckley Sandler attorneys Jon Langlois, Beth McGinn, and Moorari Shah for a discussion on navigating the tension between appraiser independence requirements and vendor management principles. We will review the inherent conflicts among Real Estate Lenders, Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs)...Webcast
Elizabeth McGinn and Moorari Shah spoke on the Bloomberg BNA webinar, "CFPB Guidance: Enforcement Actions Signal Expanding Focus on Vendor Management," on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Click here to learn more about this event.Speaking Engagement
Following our May 6, 2015 webcast, Navigating Vendor Management Issues in Today’s Regulatory Environment , we received numerous questions and requests for further information. This follow-up webcast will address a number of these questions and requests covering various aspects of vendor management...Webcast
The CFPB and numerous agencies – including the OCC, FRB, and FDIC – have identified vendor management as a key component of their upcoming examinations with several issuing Bulletins ( here , here , here , and here ). These Bulletins set forth their high-level regulatory expectations related to the...Webcast
John Redding and Moorari Shah spoke at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's 53rd Annual Convention on October 20, 2014. Their session was titled "What Equipment Finance Professionals Need to Know About the Federal and State Regulatory Environment.” Click here to learn more about...Speaking Engagement
NEW YORK, NY and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - Buckley Sandler LLP , a leading financial services and criminal and civil enforcement defense law firm, is pleased to announce that Moorari K. Shah , former Director, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Operations and Managing Counsel...In The News
Jeffrey P. Naimon and Moorari K. Shah Authored a Mortgage Compliance Magazine Article, "Divide & Conquer"
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) continues to expand its gaze, announcing this past April that it has begun implementation of a program to directly supervise service providers of financial institutions, particularly those that cater to the mortgage industry. As regulatory...Articles
On June 23, the Maryland Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court judgment holding that a non-bank entity assisting consumers obtain loans from an out-of-state bank and then repurchasing those loans days later qualifies as a “credit service business” under the Maryland Credit Services Business Act (...Articles
October 3, 2015, marked the official effective date of the long-anticipated, and widely dreaded, TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule. Mortgage professionals have learned from a half-decade deluge of regulation that their TRID fate, along with almost every other aspect of the industry’s...Articles
John Redding, Moorari Shah, Kathleen Ryan and Mitchell Grod authored "The Impending Impact of Section 1071 and Creeping Consumerism on Equipment Finance," which was published in the Winter 2016 issue of the Journal of Equipment Lease Financing. Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act goes beyond...Articles
The fifth edition of the Practising Law Institute’s Consumer Financial Services Answer Book was published this month, with 29 Buckley Sandler attorneys contributing to this leading desk reference. The 2016 edition of the Consumer Financial Services Answer Book continues to provide practitioners...Articles
The vendor landscape for companies in the mortgage industry has shifted significantly in recent years. State and federal regulators have levied hefty and often unprecedented fines against a number of supervised institutions because of inadequate vendor-management policies and ineffective vendor...Articles
In recent years, mortgage industry players have had to quickly adapt to the evolving regulatory environment. The latest scramble for mortgage lenders includes the downstream effects of pending rule changes related to disclosures required in implementing regulations of the Truth-in-Lending Act ("...Articles
Spotlight on Vendor Management: Mortgage Industry Continues to Bear Brunt of CFPB Regulatory Burdens
Mortgage industry players have had to adapt quickly in recent years to the evolving regulatory environment, and the latest scramble for mortgage lenders includes the various downstream effects of pending rule changes set to take effect on August 1, 2015, related to disclosures required under the...Articles
Lenders in both consumer and commercial real estate markets have reason to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in Bank of America NA v. Caulkett, (U.S. June 1, 2015), reversing a contrary ruling of the Eleventh Circuit. The court backed a second-lien lender’s right to maintain its...Articles
Two regulatory enforcement matters announced in April offer a view into the current mindset of regulators in the ever-evolving world of vendor management. First, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a $25 million settlement with a telecommunications carrier related to the...Articles
In April 2012, the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau issued Bulletin 2012-03, a guidance document setting forth the CFPB’s high-level expectations related to the engagement of third party service providers by supervised financial institutions. Since then, the Bureau has often referenced...Articles
Regulatory Blue Pencil: CFPB Guidance, Enforcement Actions Signal Expanding Focus on Vendor Management
In April 2012, the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (the ‘‘CFPB’’ or ‘‘Bureau’’) issued Bulletin 2012-03 (the ‘‘Service Provider Bulletin’’), a guidance document setting forth the CFPB’s high-level expectations related to the engagement of third party service providers by supervised financial...Articles
Buckley Sandler lawyers played a prominent role in the publication of this leading desk reference on consumer financial services, published by the Practising Law Institute. The 2015 edition of this publication continues to provide practitioners with a core understanding of the laws governing...Articles
Special Alert: Federal Reserve Board Guidance on Managing Outsourcing Risks Mirrors Recent OCC Guidance
On December 5, 2013, the Federal Reserve Board (FRB or the Fed) issued Supervision and Regulation Letter 13-19 , which details and attaches the Fed’s Guidance on Managing Outsourcing Risk (FRB Guidance). The FRB Guidance sets forth risks arising out of the use of service providers and the...Articles