Why Hire Our Firm?
Life is about expectations, and so is litigation. We provide insightful initial case assessments so that risk is understood and effectively managed. Then, we work harder than anyone else to win!
The Ryan Firm Difference
The Ryan Firm was founded in 2004 when founder Tim Ryan formed a unique “financial services focused” boutique litigation firm. The Firm now has offices in California and Nevada, has successfully litigated thousands of cases and over fifty appeals. The Firm routinely takes high-risk litigation in the weeks or months prior to trial - and its success rate is second to none. Of the roughly 1,500 financial services cases that have been referred to the Firm, The Ryan Firm has lost three - but obtained complete reversals on appeal of two, and obtained a partial reversal of the other. Of the 50 appeals that it has drafted and argued, it has prevailed in all but two.
As mortgage servicing and foreclosure laws have recently evolved, significantly altering the parties' rights - leaving little to no “margin for error,” The Ryan Firm has been out in front, litigating under these new statutes and advising its clients on how to thrive in this new environment.
In addition to financial services litigation, the Firm handles all manner of real estate and loan-related disputes and other complex commercial litigation.
The Firm has a unique specialty in high value evictions - and routinely takes over for firms that have gone a year, or years, without obtaining possession for their clients - or advised that eviction is not presently possible. We know the law, the players (and their tricks). We know how to get you possession ASAP! During the COVID eviction moratoria, the Firm recovered over $50,000,000 worth of residential real property for its clients. The Firm has never failed to obtain possession!
The Ryan Firm clients utilize the Firm’s expertise as lead counsel in California and Nevada matters, and also hire the Firm to manage litigation across the country - to ensure that local counsel in remote jurisdictions are properly protecting our clients’ interests.
The Ryan Firm brings the skills and tenacity of a focused large-firm practice group to all of its cases - but provides the personal touch that keeps clients referring litigated matters to The Ryan Firm - decade after decade.
The Ryan Firm has litigated several groundbreaking cases that have altered the landscape of secured lending:
*Secrest v. SN Servicing,
* An agreement to forbear from exercising the right of foreclosure comes within the statute of frauds.
*Holbert v. Fremont,
*Certain payments (to prior lenders) are not finance charges within the meaning of HOEPA.
*Shuster v. BAC Home Loans
*Confirmed that even when a deed of trust does not list a trustee, the foreclosure can proceed (or be validated). This was a case of first impression.
* In re: Requilman
*A bankruptcy trustee may exercise the “three year right of rescission” under the Truth in Lending Act on behalf of the bankrupt borrower – in only the most extreme cases. This was a test case that would have vested extended rights to rescind in all bankruptcy trustees. When The Ryan Firm defeated this case after a multi-day trial in San Francisco, the mortgage industry breathed a collective sigh of relief.
We would be honored handle your next litigated matter!