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Nate Danielson is a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group and Litigation Group. He represents clients in a variety of business, banking, and litigation matters, with a focus on loan workouts, collections, foreclosures, real estate and title issues, receiverships, commercial contract enforcement, landlord-tenant disputes, employee embezzlement and bankruptcy proceedings. He assists financial institutions and businesses with state and federal regulatory compliance and has significant experience handling appeals in the Indiana appellate courts.

Mr. Danielson’s past experience includes serving as general counsel for a family of regional banks and financial institutions, as the City Attorney for the City of Hartford City, Indiana, and as counsel for the Blackford County Board of Commissioners.

Mr. Danielson is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an articles editor for the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, with a minor in environmental engineering, with University Honors, from Carnegie Mellon University. At Carnegie Mellon, he was a member of the varsity football team, earning academic all-conference honors. He is admitted to practice in California and Indiana.

Education

University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2003)
Carnegie Mellon University (B.S., civil engineering, with University Honors, 2000)

Honors / Awards

Indiana Super Lawyers® 2018-2019; Indiana Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars Edition 2014-2017; Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (2016);
Indianapolis Bar Association Hall of Fame (2012, 2013)
Senior Leadership Recognition Award (Carnegie Mellon University, 2000)

Representative Matters

Perron on behalf of Jackson v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 845 F.3d 852 (7th Cir. 2017) (affirming District Court and finding that client mortgage servicer did not breach implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and that borrowers’ RESPA claims against client failed as a matter of law)

RYYZ, LLC v. Fannie Mae, 48 N.E.3d 389 (Table), 2016 WL 634113 (Ind. Ct. App. 2016) (unpublished disposition) (affirming trial court’s entry of default judgment in favor of mortgagee client based on loan defendants’ numerous discovery violations)

Goloverya v. Nextgear Capital, Inc., 44 N.E.3d 839 (Table), 2015 WL 9467407 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015) (unpublished disposition) (affirming default judgment in favor of client and upholding trial court’s denial of loan borrower’s motion to set aside judgment as void for lack of personal jurisdiction)

Turner v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, 45 N.E.3d 1257 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015) (affirming trial court’s enforcement of mediated settlement agreement in favor of mortgagee client after mortgagor breached agreement and trial court’s denial of mortgagor’s motion to dismiss)

Jaffri v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 26 N.E.3d 635 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015) (affirming Trial Rule 12(B)(6) dismissal of borrower’s counterclaims filed in response to client’s mortgage foreclosure action)

Mains v. Citibank, N.A., 18 N.E.3d 319 (Table), 2014 WL 3817700 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014) (unpublished disposition) (affirming summary judgment and decree of foreclosure in favor of client and upholding trial court’s denial of  loan borrower’s motion to correct error based on the alleged discovery of new evidence)

Wachovia Bank, N.A. v. Corpening, 12 N.E.3d 994 (Table), 2014 WL 2001955 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014) (unpublished disposition) (reversing trial court’s determination that client was not an equitable assignee of a mortgage despite the fact that client held a note corresponding to the mortgage, and concluding that client was a valid assignee of the mortgage)

Fed. Home Loan Mortgage Corp. v. Stern, 6 N.E.3d 509 (Table), 2014 WL 840977 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014) (unpublished disposition) (reversing trial court’s entry of summary judgment against client, a foreclosing mortgagee, and remanding case to trial court for further proceedings)

Weinreb v. Fannie Mae, 993 N.E.2d 223 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013) (affirming summary judgment for client, holding guarantor personally liable for $1.8 million deficiency balance following foreclosure under limited recourse guaranty and enforcing prepayment premium as a liquidated damages provision), transfer denied, 998 N.E.2d 213 (Ind. 2013)

Lunsford v. Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas as Trustee, 996 N.E.2d 815 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013) (affirming summary judgment and decree of foreclosure in favor of client against land contract purchaser who failed to record a prior land contract before client’s mortgage was recorded)

Buridi v. RL BB Financial, LLC, 994 N.E.2d 762 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013) (unpublished disposition) (affirming trial court’s denial of personal guarantor’s Indiana Trial Rule 60(B) motion asserting that client’s judgment should be set aside based on newly discovered evidence)

KMC Real Estate Investors, LLC v. RL BB Financial, LLC, 968 N.E.2d 873 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012) (unpublished disposition) (affirming summary judgment for client on investors’ personal guaranties of $20 million construction loan)

Citizens State Bank of New Castle v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., 949 N.E.2d 1195 (Ind. 2011) (reversing trial court judgment against client and remanding with instructions to enter judgment in favor of client indicating client’s lien rights were unaffected by foreclosure case and mortgagee is not entitled to strict foreclosure against client)

Alaska Seaboard Partners Ltd. P’ship v. Hood, 949 N.E.2d 1247 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011) (affirming summary judgment for client, finding that plaintiff was estopped from bringing unreasonable and groundless foreclosure action and that client was entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees)

Ellis v. M&I Bank, 960 N.E.2d 187 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011) (affirming summary judgment for client on eviction of tenant following completion of prior mortgage foreclosure action)

Appearances / Publications

Speaker: Moderator of the Business Lending Track (Indiana Bankers Association Mega Conference, May, 2016); “Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-By-Step Workshop” (National Business Institute, December 2012)

Author: “Landmark Forfeiture Ruling Presents Creditors with New Uncertainties” (Hoosier Banker, March/April 2019); “Checking in on Check 21: Risks Associated with Increased Use of RDC” (Hoosier Banker, October 2013); “Don’t Let ‘Phishing’ Leave You On The Hook: Avoiding Liability For Unauthorized Wire Transfers” (Hoosier Banker, April 2013)

Appointments / Memberships

Best Buddies Indiana (Advisory Board, 2015-present; event co-chair of 15th Anniversary Gala, 2017); Indiana Association for Corporate Renewal (2010-2017); Carnegie Mellon Admission Council (2010-present); The Villages (Young Professional Advisory Board, 2011-2013); Indiana State Bar Association; Indianapolis Bar Association; State Bar of California (active member, 2003-2005; inactive member, 2006-present)

Admissions

California, Indiana, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana