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As more Americans install photovoltaic power generation and storage systems on their homes, journalists have reported incidents of alleged fraud and other forms of misconduct by solar system installers, finance companies, and other related parties. The media attention has correlated directly with an increase in press releases, investigations, and even lawsuits by attorneys general and other regulators in states including Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, and New Mexico.

Financing residential solar systems intersects with multiple sensitive areas in consumer law, including both laws governing sales and marketing efforts and laws governing lending and finance. As the popularity of residential solar continues to grow – and the need for financing for those systems increases in step – we expect the regulatory scrutiny to increase as well.

Please join Bradley partners Monica Dozier, Aaron Chastain, and Lee Gilley for a one-hour webinar on March 19, 2024 at 1:00 ET / 10:00 PT entitled “Consumer Solar Lending 101: Spotting the Issues.” For companies brand-new to the consumer finance side of residential solar energy – or needing to focus on it for the first time – this webinar will touch on the many laws and regulations that govern the financing of residential solar. For participants from more experienced companies, the webinar will cover current trends in regulatory activity and the lessons learned from past periods of intense scrutiny in other areas of consumer finance. You can register for the event by clicking on the link below:

Renewables Series – March 2024 Solar Consumer Finance

We have applied for one hour of CLE credit for attending the webinar, but the credit is not guaranteed.

What you will learn:

Companies operating in consumer financial services are governed by a huge range of regulators and regulations. This webinar provides a high-level overview of the many entities and federal laws that govern companies that provide financing for residential solar products, which affect every participant in the industry. We also cover lessons learned from increased regulatory scrutiny in other consumer lending industries and hot legal topics for residential solar.

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Photo of R. Aaron Chastain R. Aaron Chastain

Aaron Chastain represents financial services institutions, healthcare companies, and other businesses in a broad range of litigation and compliance-related matters. Aaron has advised student loan and mortgage loan originators and servicers in complying with the complex universe of regulation and state lien laws…

Aaron Chastain represents financial services institutions, healthcare companies, and other businesses in a broad range of litigation and compliance-related matters. Aaron has advised student loan and mortgage loan originators and servicers in complying with the complex universe of regulation and state lien laws, as well as in handling finance-related litigation, such as claims for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), wrongful foreclosure, violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). He has specific experience advising clients in the realms of student and mortgage lending, servicing, and operations.

Photo of Monica Wilson Dozier Monica Wilson Dozier

Monica Dozier has significant experience with utility-scale energy developers and contractors, including drafting and negotiation of EPC agreements and subcontracts for utility-scale projects around the world. She works with clients to tailor agreements to these projects according to specific risk assessments, coordinating risk…

Monica Dozier has significant experience with utility-scale energy developers and contractors, including drafting and negotiation of EPC agreements and subcontracts for utility-scale projects around the world. She works with clients to tailor agreements to these projects according to specific risk assessments, coordinating risk assumption among parties upstream and downstream. She also advises clients in project management decisions and managing claim procedures with the goal of avoiding litigation. Monica reviews and assists clients across the nation in code compliance (including contractor, engineering and other trade licensing). Over the past several years, Monica has developed and led client-focused seminars at project sites with materials developed using the client’s contracts as the “textbook.” View articles by Monica.

Photo of Lee Gilley Lee Gilley

Lee Gilley represents financial institutions, including banks, mortgage companies, debt collectors, small dollar lenders, and payment systems providers (credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, mobile payments, etc.) in litigation and regulatory matters related to compliance with the Card Act, ECOA, EFTA, FCRA, FDCPA…

Lee Gilley represents financial institutions, including banks, mortgage companies, debt collectors, small dollar lenders, and payment systems providers (credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, mobile payments, etc.) in litigation and regulatory matters related to compliance with the Card Act, ECOA, EFTA, FCRA, FDCPA, GLBA, HPA, RESPA, TILA, TCPA, CFPB regulations, and numerous other state laws and regulations. Lee is a member of Bradley’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group, as well as the firm’s Payments and Small Dollar & Unsecured Lending industry teams.