Consumer Protection

Defending victims of abusive and deceptive lending and debt collection practices to ensure future financial stability.

NYLAG’s consumer protection and foreclosure prevention attorneys work to eradicate abusive debt collection practices, lending violations, and fraud that create barriers to education, job mobility, stable housing, and, in some cases, safety for our clients. Our work promotes the long-term financial security of families with low incomes and aims to stop the cycle of debt and poverty.


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Our advocacy helps individuals and families achieve long-term financial security. Here are some of the legal issues our lawyers can address:

  • Defending clients in credit card, student loan, auto lending, medical, and student loan debt proceedings
  • Advocating for victims of debt and loan scams
  • Fighting against unjust foreclosure and lending practices
  • Assisting clients in filing for a Chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy discharge
  • Bringing impact cases to stop predatory debt collection and consumer fraud

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For-Profit ASA College Deceived Immigrant Students, NYC Says

The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection found that advertisements made by the for-profit ASA college violated the City’s Consumer Protection Law by preying on vulnerable immigrants with deceptive marketing and advertising. This article from Documented cites NYLAG’s previous fight against deceptive advertising by ASA through our class action lawsuit against the college in 2014.

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