Steven Burt
Steven Burt

Steven D. Burt

Associate

burts@ballardspahr.com
Tel 801.517.6839
Fax 801.596.6839
Salt Lake City

Steven D. Burt concentrates on complex civil litigation and consumer financial services. Mr. Burt has represented clients in the financial services and mortgage banking industries in numerous cases involving lending-related issues at both the state and federal levels. He has extensive experience defending financial-institution clients against actions alleging violations of consumer protection laws, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Truth in Lending Act (TILA).

Mr. Burt's work includes successfully representing CitiMortgage, Inc., and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., in a series of state and federal cases challenging the legal consequences of pooling and securitizing promissory notes (e.g., Commonwealth Property Advocates, LLC v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. and CitiMortgage, Inc., et al., 2011 UT App 232).

Pro Bono Experience

Mr. Burt is committed to, and has participated in, the pro bono representation of those with limited access to legal representation. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Pro Bono Attorney award from Utah Legal Services, the Utah State Bar, the Pro Bono Initiative, and the S. J. Quinney College of Law for exceptional pro bono work. He has also been honored by the Legal Services Corporation for his involvement in a pro bono matter.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Utah State Bar Association

Salt Lake County Bar Association

BYU Political Affairs Society, Utah Chapter, Vice Chair 

Publications

Co-author, "FTC Emphasizes 'Aggressive Enforcement' and 'Vigorous Education' on Military Consumer Protection Issues," Ballard Spahr alert, November 26, 2013

"Attention: Oregon – Borrowers and Lenders Alike Following MERS Rulings Closely," HousingWire, February 2013

Co-author, "Fifth Circuit Allows Defendants To Remove Mississippi Attorney General Lawsuit to Federal Court," Ballard Spahr alert, November 28, 2012

Co-author, "Mortgage Securitization No Bar to Foreclosure, 10th Circuit Holds," Ballard Spahr alert, February 8, 2012

Co-author, "Troubleshooting Credit Card Data Policies," Law360, February 8, 2012

Co-author, "Lender’s Use of Photocopied Note OK’d by Utah Court," Ballard Spahr alert, January 26, 2012

Community Activities

United Way of Salt Lake Young Leaders

Board Memberships

Young Alumni Association of the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D. 2007)
Note and Comment Editor, Journal of Law & Family Studies; President, Student Bar Association

Brigham Young University (B.A. 2003)

Languages

Spanish

Utah