Probate & Property, Volume 27, No 3 © 2013
11 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2013 Last revised: 13 Oct 2014
Date Written: November 27, 2013
In mid-2013, Professors Bradley T. Borden and David J. Reiss published an article in the American Bar Association’s PROBATE & PROPERTY journal (May/June 2013, at 13), about the disconnect between the securitization process and the mechanics of mortgage assignments. The Borden/Reiss article discussed potential legal and tax issues caused by sloppiness in mortgage assignments.
Joshua Stein responded to the Borden/Reiss article, arguing that the technicalities of mortgage assignments serve no real purpose and should be eliminated. That article appeared in the November/December 2013 issue of the same publication, at 6.
Stein’s response was accompanied by a commentary from Professors Borden and Reiss, which also appeared in the November/December 2013 issue, at 8.
Keywords: mortgage-backed securities, MBS, Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit, REMIC, dirt lawyers, MERS
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Reiss, David J. and Borden, Bradley T. and Stein, Joshua, Dirt Lawyers and Dirty REMICs: A Debate (November 27, 2013). Probate & Property, Volume 27, No 3 © 2013; Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 361. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2360629