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Patrick Newman and Benjamin Gilchrist Publish Article on Emerging Trends in Consumer Protection Law


Consumer Law Defense Practice Group Co-Chair Patrick Newman and Attorney Benjamin Gilchrist recently published "Dabbling in Debt Collection: Is Your Law Firm Unwittingly Acting as a 'Debt Collector' Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act?" for the Professional Liability Defense Federation. The article identifies emerging trends in consumer protection law that directly impact attorneys engaged in the collection of consumer debt.

You can read the article here.

Contact Patrick Newman or Benjamin Gilchrist for more information.

Patrick Newman is a commercial litigator who defends members of the financial services industry. He regularly represents credit and collection professionals, repossession agents, background screeners, lenders, and fintech companies against consumer-protection lawsuits, including class actions. Patrick serves on the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association and is the MAP State Compliance Chair for Wisconsin. Patrick is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Benjamin Gilchrist is a litigation attorney, focusing his practice in the areas of construction, real estate, consumer law defense, and trust and estates litigation. Mr. Gilchrist has experience managing complex construction defect cases involving multiple parties. His practice includes taking depositions, preparing pleadings, and drafting and arguing dispositive motions. Mr. Gilchrist also has experience with land-use issues, including zoning disputes. He is licensed in Minnesota, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Bassford Remele proudly serves as local and national counsel for many major corporations and Fortune 500 Companies and is a go-to litigation firm representing local, national, and international clients in state and federal courts across the region.

Bassford Remele | March 30, 2023