Mr. McCartan represents clients in litigated and non-litigated business-to-business disputes such as breach of contract matters, loan enforcement actions, insurance disputes and business torts.

In this work, Mr. McCartan has:

  • handled insurance disputes throughout the United States;
  • resolved a consumer class action involving an alleged unlawful fee with client paying no damages;
  • obtained an order denying class certification of a proposed 18-state class action involving consumer claims in the title insurance industry;
  • secured dismissal of a consumer protection claim alleging that a finance company had overcharged a customer in a financing transaction;
  • secured judgment for a financial institution against a debtor asserting defense under Regulation B of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act;
  • received summary judgment on a claim that a finance company's collection action constituted a malicious prosecution against the debtor; and
  • achieved dismissal of claims of negligence, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as enforcement of a limitation-of-liability clause in a lawsuit involving complex health care and computer systems.

Mr. McCartan has also assisted clients with financial recoveries and related litigation. In this capacity, he has provided commercial receivables management and counseling, counterclaim defense and assistance with debt purchases transactions. He has represented creditors in bankruptcy proceedings as well as advised clients on state and federal regulatory practices.


Steven M. McCartan, Am I My Brother's Keeper? The Scope of Assignee Liability Under the FTC Holder Rule, The Financial Law Report, Jan. 2010.