News

Please see below for the firm's announcements, speaking engagements, and publications.

 
 
 

announcements

JANUARY 7, 2O19

Garris Horn PLLC is pleased to welcome mortgage industry veterans Raymond Snytsheuvel and Roger Fendelman to the firm.

Fendelman and Snytsheuvel each bring over 20 years of industry experience and focus on federal and state consumer financial protection laws including HMDA, RESPA, TILA, TRID, QM, ECOA and fair lending. In addition, Snytsheuvel advises clients on corporate matters, risk management issues, and operational challenges, while Fendelman provides counsel to lenders and technology providers on compliance technology (FinTech and RegTech), cybersecurity and compliance management systems. Snytsheuvel and Fendelman will join the leadership of the firm.

“Ray and Roger have both spent many years in-house at national mortgage lenders and technology companies where they gained first-hand knowledge of day-to-day operations. Their unique experience will give Garris Horn’s clients an advantage when it comes to navigating the impacts of the regulatory environment and technology,” said Richard Horn

“Given our long history in mortgage lending operations and compliance technology, both Ray and I bring a hands-on, practical approach to the practice of law. We look forward to assisting our clients with compliance challenges while helping them meet their business objectives,” said Roger Fendelman.

About Raymond Snytsheuvel

Raymond served as general counsel at national lenders for several years. In those roles, he oversaw operational risk management, corporate governance, contract negotiations and audit functions. He previously served as general counsel and compliance officer at several well-known banks and lenders and in private practice. 

About Roger Fendelman

Roger was previously the executive compliance leader at Interthinx (now part of First American Title) where he developed the PredProtect automated compliance solution and oversaw operations. One of the first cloud-based mortgage compliance solutions to market, the system quickly became an industry standard. Roger’s earlier experience includes operations and compliance roles with CitiMortgage and Nexstar Financial. 

About the Firm 

Garris Horn PLLC is a virtual law firm focusing on the financial services industry. The practice serves banks, credit unions, mortgage and finance companies, investors, title insurance companies, real estate companies, FinTech and RegTech start-ups, and mortgage technology providers across the country. The firm was founded in early 2018 by Richard Horn, the former CFPB Senior Counsel & Special Advisor who led the TRID mortgage disclosure rule, and Troy Garris, mortgage industry veteran. Garris Horn aims to improve upon the traditional law firm model, offering a streamlined and efficient approach. 

For more information about Garris Horn PLLC, please contact ssecker@garrishorn.com.

 
 

Speaking Engagements

Richard Horn and Troy Garris are frequent speakers at industry conferences and events in the financial services industry. Below is a list of their upcoming and representative past speaking engagements.

Mortgage Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference

Richard Horn will present on a Roundtable about the TRID 2.0 rule on September 17, 2018 and will be on the Regulatory Super Session on September 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Contact Rich at rich@garrishorn.com.

RESPRO Fall Gala

Richard Horn will present on a panel about the TRID 2.0 rule on August 30, 2018 in Nashville, TN. Contact Rich at rich@garrishorn.com.

October Research Webinar: "Your TRID Questions Answered"

Richard Horn will present on a webinar about the TRID 2.0 rule on August 9, 2018. Contact Rich at rich@garrishorn.com.

American Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference

Richard Horn spoke on two panels about the TRID 2.0 rule on June 25 and 26, 2018 in Nashville, TN. Contact Rich at rich@garrishorn.com.

National Settlement Services Summit

Richard Horn moderated the "Regulation Panel," which included state regulators from Illinois and Virginia and the CEO of ALTA, on June 6, 2018 in Detroit, MI. Contact Rich at rich@garrishorn.com.

CCFL's Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference

Richard Horn presented on a panel about recent developments at the CFPB on May 31, 2018 at the Conference on Consumer Finance Law’s Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference in Chicago, ILFor more information, contact Rich at rich@garrishorn.com.

MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance conference

Richard Horn spoke on May 1, 2018 at MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance conference in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, contact Rich at rich@garrishorn.com.

"maximizing your mortgage business in a volatile world" Bootcamp at the Texas mortgage bankers association's annual convention

Troy Garris, on April 30, 2018, led the Boot Camp “Maximizing Your Mortgage Business in a Volatile World” at the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information, contact Troy troy@garrishorn.com.

National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers Connect 2018 Conference

Troy Garris, on April 13, 2018, presented on a panel entitled “Careers in Real Estate Finance” at the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers Connect 2018 Conference.  For more information, contact Troy at troy@garrishorn.com.

RESPRO’s Annual Conference

Richard Horn spoke on April 10, 2018 at RESPRO’s Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ. For more information, contact Rich at rich@garrishorn.com.

 

Publications

Richard and Troy frequently publish articles in academic journals and industry publications. Please see below for their most recent articles.

Conference on Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report Vol. 72 no.3, "The CFPB’s Trial Disclosure Program Authority Could Soon Become More Interesting to the Industry "

Richard Horn authored an article in the Spring 2019 issue of the Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, titled "The CFPB’s Trial Disclosure Program Authority Could Soon Become More Interesting to the Industry." The article provides editorial on the CFPB’s trial disclosure for subjects of interest for the industry.

Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Consumer Research: Mission Accomplished?"

Richard Horn authored an article in the Spring 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, titled "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Consumer Research: Mission Accomplished?" The article critiques the CFPB’s consumer research for some of its most important rules and consumer initiatives.

Mortgage Bankers Association’s Compliance Essentials Guide for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures

Richard Horn co-authored the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Compliance Essentials Guide for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures. Purchase your copy of this excellent guide today!

"The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures: The Beginner's Guide to Implementation", Mortgage Compliance Magazine

Richard Horn authored an article for Mortgage Compliance Magazine’s January 2015 issue, titled The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures: The Beginner's Guide to Implementation.

"How to Combine Your Disclosures", Scotsman Guide

Richard Horn authored a two-part article for Scotsman Guide's November and December 2014 issues, titled How to Combine Your Disclosures.