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2019 CMLA Mortgage Expo
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Responding to a Changing Market
Ari Karen
Ari Karen - Principal, Offit Kurman
With decreased margins and perceived reductions in oversight, Lenders are being forced to respond to new economic challenges. You are being invited to a special briefing where Ari Karen will discuss aggressive but compliant options for implementing cost cutting and revenue production strategies, including:
  • Implementing retention departments
  • Increasing the flexibility in LO comp
  • Diversifying business channels
  • Developing online DTC origination channels
  • Reducing compliance costs
  • Implementing JVs and MSAs
  • This session will focus on how Lenders can remain competitive in the short term with ever increasing competition, without creating long-term risks and liabilities.

About Ari

Ari Karen is an experienced litigator who has focused his practice in representing financial institutions in both government investigations and litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide. Mr. Karen's practice is diverse, representing clients on matters concerning banking regulations, Dodd Frank financial reform laws, contractual disputes, employment and labor statutes, wage-hour class actions, employment discrimination and fair lending matters, whistleblower complaints and non-competition claims, among others.
Mr. Karen speaks regularly on topics affecting all types of lenders including fair lending and disparate impact, LO compensation, marketing service agreements, compliance with social media, non QM lending, vendor management, and much more. Mr. Karen is a principal in the Financial Institutions Regulatory and Labor and Employment practice groups of the Offit Kurman law firm. He is also the Founder and CEO of Strategic Compliance Partners (SCP), a total-solution, mortgage compliance consulting firm.