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Nicole R. Topper

Blank Rome LLP

Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA


Nicole Topper concentrates her practice on various litigation matters, including commercial litigation and consumer finance. Ms. Topper represents and counsels residential mortgage loan servicers, lenders, payment processors, and other financial institutions, handling all phases of litigation, from initial investigation through trial and appeal. She is experienced with motion practice, oral argument, discovery, mediation, and trial practice.

Ms. Topper routinely handles a wide variety of claims and compliance issues relating to residential mortgage loan interests, debt collection, creditors’ rights, and servicing issues, including securitization and standing, claims of wrongful foreclosure, violations of TILA, RESPA, FCRA, FDCPA, FCCPA, and related federal and state consumer protection laws and regulations. In addition, she handles various commercial litigation matters inclusive of real estate disputes, landlord-tenant matters, general liability issues, breach of contract, eminent domain, fraud, and third-party claims.

Ms. Topper also has extensive experience relating to construction defect litigation representing developers, homeowners, and condominium associations. In addition, she has represented clients in the areas of civil tort litigation and insurance defense.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Major institutional lenders in foreclosures and other actions to enforce rights under real property.
  • Major lenders and financial institutions in a wide variety of consumer finance litigation.
  • Various appellate matters in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th DCA of Florida.

COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS

Ms. Topper is former chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee “D.”, and director for the West Boca Chamber of Commerce. She is also involved with the Broward Legal Aid and Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Legal Project.

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