Attorney Held Personally Liable to Defrauded Lender

In a recent opinion, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States found an attorney who served as the sellers' attorney and who was the owner of the title company that closed transactions in which the sellers committed mortgage fraud was personally liable to the defrauded lender.

ATG brings this case to your attention as a reminder of the potential liability that attorneys and title agents can incur when the parties to a real estate transaction are committing fraud. See "Seventh Circuit Affirms: Attorney Personally Liable for Aiding and Abetting Mortgage Fraud Scheme,", August 19, 2019.

Posted on: Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:01pm