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John L. Hosack

John L. Hosack



  • Mortgage Lending
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation

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WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group

California, U.S.A.


John L. Hosack is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Los Angeles office and Co-Chair of Buchalter’s Title Insurance & Escrow Industry Group. He represents secured lenders and property owners at trial and on appeal in complex real property disputes, including lender liability, fraud, class actions, breaches of contract, wrongful foreclosures, mechanic’s liens, stop notices, judicial foreclosures, receiverships, escrow claims and title insurance claims. His transactional practice includes commercial real property loan documentation, loan workouts, REO sales and foreclosures.

Mr. Hosack, who is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell, has been selected as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers from 2006 to 2020 and was also selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition from 2009 to 2020. He has also been selected by Who’s Who Legal USA from 2002 to 2020 as “one of the USA’s leading practitioners” in the field of real estate.

On September 24, 2016, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys awarded Mr. Hosack a plaque to recognize his twenty years of leadership of the College’s Program Committee. In recognition of his decades of contributions to continuing legal education, the California Continuing Education of the Bar awarded Mr. Hosack the Spirit of CEB Award. He has been a lecturer and a speaker for numerous organizations including the American Bar Association, State Bar of California, California Continuing Education of the Bar, University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, Pasadena Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association and the California Mortgage Association.

Mr. Hosack is a member of American College of Real Estate Lawyers (Member, Title Insurance Committee), American College of Mortgage Attorneys (Co-Chair Program Committee, 1996-2016 and Co-Chair Title Insurance Committee, 2016-), Organizer and Co-Chair of the Committee of Title Insurance Committees, Title Insurance Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (Chair, 2001-2002), Lender’s Counsel Group of the American Land Title Association (Chair, 2000) and the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association (Chair, 1981).

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of Washington
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
Areas of Practice

Insurance Law | Litigation | Mortgage Lending

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • R.E. Loans v. Investors Warranty of America (2013) 212 Cal. App. 4th 1432 (counsel for Investors Warranty of America , et. al)
  • First American Title Insurance Company v. David Ordin et. al (2011) 2011 Cal. App. Unpub. Lexis 6946 (counsel for David Ordin, et. al)
  • Paveco Construction, Inc. v. East West Bank (2011) 2011 Cal. App. Unpub. Lexis 3344 (counsel for East West Bank)
  • Jerve M. Jones et al. v. Union Bank of California (2005) 127 Cal.App.4th 542 (counsel for Union Bank of California, N.A.)
  • William Bowen v. Bank of America Corporation et al. (2005) 126 Cal.App.4th 225 (counsel for Union Bank of California, N.A.)
  • Kenneth Hirsch v. Bank of America, N.A., et al. (2003) 107 Cal.App.4th 708 (counsel for Comerica Bank, formerly known as Imperial Bank)
  • Jerve M. Jones, et al. v. First American Title Insurance Company, et al. (2003) 107 Cal.App.4th 381 (counsel for Union Bank of California, N.A.)
  • William Little v. Community Bank (1991) 234 Ca1.App.3d 355 (counsel for Community Bank)


  • Newly Enacted California Consumer Financial Protection Law (AB 1864) Reorganizes and Renames Financial Institutions Regulator for Expanded Oversight of Certain Consumer Financial Services Innovation Sector
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: HUD, FHFA, VA Announce Extensions of Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums to December 31, 2020
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: FHFA to Extend GSE Covid-Related Origination Processing Flexibility Until August 31
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: CFPB Issues Proposed Rule, FAQs and Revised CHARM Booklet for Transition from LIBOR
  • Buchalter Client Alert COVID-19: New HMDA Final Rule Raises Loan Origination Reporting Threshold; Particular Significance for Certain Multifamily Lenders
  • Should You Include a Limitation of Liability Provision in Your Next Contract?
  • Bankers Trust Company v. Transamerica Title Insurance and Its Progeny: A Construction Lender’s Nightmare
  • California Title Insurance Practice (Calif. Cont. Ed. Bar. First Ed.)
  • The Jesinoski Opinion Vs. The Statute Of Limitations
  • Truth-In-Lending Act Rescission Part I: Why The U.S. Supreme Court’s Jesinoski Opinion Does Not Defeat The Statute of Limitations
  • Current Developments In Risk Management For Mortgage Brokers
  • Stop Notices and Mechanic’s Liens: Construction Lenders’ Nightmares
  • The Limits to Title Insurance Protection and the Advantages of Escrow Instructions
  • The Full Credit Bid at a Foreclosure Sale: Don’t Make One Without the Advice of Knowledgeable Counsel

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