German Alberto Salazar

German Alberto Salazar

Vice President and General Counsel - AmeriFirst Financial, Inc.
  • Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Employment Law ...
  • Arizona, Florida, Texas
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Biography

Germán A. Salazar is the Vice President and General Counsel of AmeriFirst Financial, Inc., a residential mortgage lender and servicer. He is responsible for the company’s federal, state, and GSE compliance, litigation strategy and management, corporate governance, internal investigations, contracts, regulatory examinations, employment law, advertising and marketing compliance, privacy, and intellectual property as well as managing its real estate transactions and leasing. Germán’s professional experience includes being the managing partner of a mid-size law firm as well as various in-house legal positions building and managing legal departments in mortgage origination and servicing companies. As General Counsel, he focuses on implementing continuous change processes to meet the pace of regulatory change in the consumer finance industry. Working closely with enterprise management, state and federal regulators, Germán builds business-focused compliance processes and effective risk-management as well as an open, inclusive and collaborative workplace. Germán received his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University in 1987 and is licensed to practice law in Texas, Florida, and Arizona.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Mortgage Origination and Servicing Law
Fees
  • Not Currently Accepting Clients
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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Florida
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Texas
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5th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
General Counsel
AmeriFirst Financial, Inc.
- Current
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. | Law
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University of Miami
B.B.A. | Economics
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University System of Georgia - Georgia Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
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Professional Associations
Los Abogados
Member
- Current
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College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
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Hispanic National Bar Association
Member
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Association of Corporate Counsel
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Mortgage Lending: New Regulations, New Causes of Action
Arizona Attorney Magazine (State Bar of Arizona)
Civil Discovery Requests on Financial Institutions
Arizona Attorney Magazine (State Bar of Arizona)
Speaking Engagements
Dodd-Frank Act Changes Affecting the Mortgage Industry, Phoenix, Arizonaq
State Bar of Arizona
Disparate Impact and Fair Lending, Phoenix, Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
Managing Litigation and Cost of Compliance in Heightened Regulatory Environment, ACI Res. Mortgage Litigation & Enforcement, San Francisco, California
American Conference Institute
In-House Perspective, Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, Los Angeles, California
American Conference Institute
Contact & Map
40 E. Rio Salado Parkway
15333 N. Pima Rd.
Suite 205
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Telephone: (480) 339-1824
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