Enforcement of the anti-business referral provisions of the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act1 has certainly had its ups and downs over the years. Originally enacted in 1974, RESPA provides the following prohibition against payment or receipt of anything of value in exchange for the referral of settlement service business in connection with a federally-related

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is changing the requirements for its reverse mortgage program. The changes are expected to help protect taxpayers while still pursuing the mission of the program. The purpose underlying the changes is to protect other programs in place that are

by Ashley M. Galloway The stock market troubles of recent months have focused many on their diminishing retirement nest eggs.  Most 401(k) plans are “self-directed,” meaning plan participants decide, and are responsible for, how their accounts are invested.  However, there are any number of potential hazards for 401(k) plan administrators, including under self-directed account plans,