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Robert Bailey focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions of all sizes in all types of financial services-related litigation matters. He has extensive experience representing banking institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, and trustees in contested foreclosures, bankruptcy proceedings, title and condominium claims, and contract litigation. He also defends clients facing claims brought under RESPA, TILA, FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA and state statutes concerning wrongful foreclosure, mortgage servicing claims, and debt collection.

In addition to defending the interests of clients in litigation, Robert advises clients in regulatory compliance matters, and handles appeals, mediation, and arbitration. He also has extensive experience litigating personal injury, medical and legal malpractice premises liability, and general litigation matters.

Before joining Hinshaw, Robert furthered his knowledge and experience representing financial institutions with firms throughout New Jersey. Most recently, he practiced at a national law firm based in Somerset, New Jersey, where he represented large institutional clients in a wide variety of financial services litigation in the state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York.

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Somerset County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Academic
    • Boston College Law School
      • Best Brief Award, The Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition
      • Executive Editor – Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest

Representative Matters

Mortgage Servicing

  • Represented national mortgage servicer on appeal before the New Jersey Appellate Division where a condominium association argued that a lender’s assignee that took possession of a condominium unit, and thereafter winterized the unit and changed the locks, was a “mortgagee in possession” of that unit, responsible for the payment of condominium fees and assessments. The Appellate Division rejected this theory, determining that these discrete actions were not sufficient to render the lender’s assignee a mortgage in possession.

Publications

  • "New Jersey's Appellate Division Rejects Foreclosure Defendant's Argument that a Reinstatement Quote is an Enforceable and Binding Settlement Agreement," The PIB Legal Blog, April 4, 2019

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Community/Civic Activities

  • Mock Trial Attorney Coach, Gill St. Bernard's School
  • Kids in Need of Defense (K.I.N.D.), Volunteer

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J.D., Boston College Law School, 2004

M.B.A., Boston College, 2004

B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 1994