I put myself in my clients’ shoes. Sometimes it's necessary for me to get down into the weeds, but I still offer straightforward, bottom-line advice. I enjoy distilling complex laws and regulations in an understandable, actionable way to help clients develop smart business strategies.
With almost twenty years’ experience in consumer financial services regulatory compliance, David Tallman offers clients authoritative advice and knowledge on obligations under federal and state consumer credit laws, including data privacy, cybersecurity, and payments processing requirements.
David advises residential mortgage lenders, servicers, and investors, as well as federal- and state-chartered depository institutions, sales finance companies, automobile and consumer lenders, fintech platforms, and private equity firms. His practice spans asset classes and extends to credit cards, student loans, retail installment contracts, consumer leases, solar and equipment finance and alternatives to traditional mortgage loans, such as equity share, single-family rental, rent-to-own, iBuyer, and bridge lending products.
Clients turn to David because he understands how to navigate complex and ambiguous legal requirements. He has conducted enterprise-wide CFPB readiness reviews to evaluate clients’ compliance management programs and assess their regulatory risks. David also performs due diligence and provides litigation support for transactions and disputes relating to consumer financial products and services.
With a solid foundation in substantive law, David advises clients on the requirements and risks of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), the Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAP/UDAAP) provisions of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), and state lending, servicing, leasing, and retail installment finance laws. He also helps clients develop e-commerce platforms to facilitate the electronic delivery of financial services.