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 the 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.