Hinshaw Adds Experienced Financial Services Partner Ellis Oster in New York

May 29, 2024

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced that Ellis M. Oster has joined the firm as a partner in the Consumer Financial Services practice in the New York office. He formerly served as director of litigation at LOGS Legal Group LLP. Oster represents loan servicers and lenders in contested residential mortgages and foreclosures.

“Ellis has a strong track record as a litigator throughout the state of New York,” said Brian McGrath, co-chair of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Practice Group. “With the prospect of an uptick in commercial foreclosures and related litigation, Ellis' knowledge of New York courts, legal precedent, and state laws regulating the foreclosure process will be highly beneficial to our clients.”

Oster has over 40 appellate wins to his credit in all four Departments of the Appellate Division of New York. In addition to his active litigation practice, he advises companies on municipal, state, and federal regulatory changes and compliance matters. Hinshaw’s resources and depth of practice areas, along with the firm’s nationally recognized financial services practice, were among the reasons he decided to join the firm.

“With their quality of work product and Hinshaw’s courtroom reputation in the consumer financial services area, I could not pass up the chance to join the firm,” Oster said. “I have shared clients with several Hinshaw attorneys over the years and formed a deep respect for their capabilities. My litigation experience and skills will be crucial as companies face more contentious litigation and we potentially see an increase in mortgage defaults along with the impact of the Foreclosure Abuse Prevention Act on both residential and commercial markets in New York.”

Oster is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He received his B.A. and M.A. in politics from The Catholic University of America and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.

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