About

Stan GordonMr. Gordon is a native of southern California, having attended UCLA for undergraduate work in the area of international relations. He graduated in 1968,and earned his JD from UCLA Law School in 1971. He was initially engaged in a business litigation practice with emphasis on residential real estate transactional issues. Mr. Gordon joined the Coldwell Banker Residential Group as General Counsel in 1979 after representing it and several major real estate brokerage companies in connection with their formation of real estate broker owned title companies. This experience led to his becoming a leading authority on the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and Affiliated Business Arrangements.

While at the Coldwell Banker Residential Group, Mr. Gordon managed the legal and government affairs of the company nationwide, with a focus on federal and state issues relevant to residential real estate related service companies. His responsibilities also included acquisitions of major real estate brokerage companies and the formation of the Coldwell Banker Residential Affiliates nationwide franchise system.

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RESOURCES

Dodd-Frank

Congressional revisions to mortgage banking law.

2013 Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)

Statute prohibiting referral fee arrangements. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Are the Rule-Makers Getting Realistic?

MAY 2013 SCOTSMAN GUIDE

A closer look at how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is adapting to the realities of the industry.

The Major Problem with Micromanaging

JAN 2013 SCOTSMAN GUIDE

Could excessive regulation threaten the entire mortgage industry?

Getting Better All the Time

MARCH 2014 SCOTSMAN GUIDE

Several recent developments may bode well for affiliated business arrangements. 

The Current State of Industry Regulation

NOVEMBER 2014 SCOTSMAN GUIDE

With so many rules in place, certain regulatory fixtures may serve the industry well.

Marketing-Services Pacts Are Given a Cold Shoulder

NOVEMBER 2015 SCOTSMAN GUIDE

CFPB is unilaterally re-writing marketing agreement rules.

 

ARTICLES

The Changing Landscape for Mortgage Companies

CFBs recent regulations impacting mortgage business