Meet Our Speakers

Todd Barton, Esq.Dep. Gen Counsel, Fannie Mae

Todd Barton is Fannie Mae’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. Barton is responsible for overseeing legal support for counterparty issues, foreclosures, bankruptcies, real estate owned, and Fannie Mae’s mortgage default counsel program. He also provides support on Texas Home Equity Loans. Before joining Fannie Mae in 2003, Barton was a Partner with the Dallas law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman, and Blumenthal, LLP. His 14-year practice with the firm included complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Todd Barton, Esq.Dep. Gen Counsel, Fannie Mae

Todd Barton is Fannie Mae’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. Barton is responsible for overseeing legal support for counterparty issues, foreclosures, bankruptcies, real estate owned, and Fannie Mae’s mortgage default counsel program. He also provides support on Texas Home Equity Loans. Before joining Fannie Mae in 2003, Barton was a Partner with the Dallas law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman, and Blumenthal, LLP. His 14-year practice with the firm included complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters.

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Mike Belote, Esq.California Advocates

Mike Belote is president of California Advocates, Inc., one of Sacramento’s oldest contract lobbying firms. His 35-year lobbying career began with association lobbying jobs with CPAs, Realtors and title companies, and he has been a contract lobbyist since 1990. Specialties include issues relating to the judicial branch, real estate, and financial services, including judges, civil defense lawyers, employment law, and more. Mike has represented the United Trustees Association for nearly 30 years. He also represents a diverse range of other clients including new car dealers and Apple. A division of Belote’s firm also is one of Sacramento’s biggest association management providers. He is known for philanthropic work relating to domestic violence and veteran’s services, and he sponsors a lecture series every year discussing a key issue of California policy. He can be reached at mbelote@caladvocates.com.

Mike Belote, Esq.California Advocates

Mike Belote is president of California Advocates, Inc., one of Sacramento’s oldest contract lobbying firms. His 35-year lobbying career began with association lobbying jobs with CPAs, Realtors and title companies, and he has been a contract lobbyist since 1990. Specialties include issues relating to the judicial branch, real estate, and financial services, including judges, civil defense lawyers, employment law, and more. Mike has represented the United Trustees Association for nearly 30 years. He also represents a diverse range of other clients including new car dealers and Apple. A division of Belote’s firm also is one of Sacramento’s biggest association management providers. He is known for philanthropic work relating to domestic violence and veteran’s services, and he sponsors a lecture series every year discussing a key issue of California policy. He can be reached at mbelote@caladvocates.com.

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Andrew Boylan, Esq.McCarthy Holthus

Andrew Boylan is a Partner with McCarthy & Holthus, LLP overseeing Risk Management & Compliance for the firm. After graduating from the University of San Diego, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and his MBA from the University of San Diego Graduate School of Business Administration.

He is a member of the United Trustees Association (UTA) where he serves on the Board of Directors and previously received the New Member of the Year award, the American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN) where he received the Picture the Future Award from the Junior Professional & Executives Group, and the California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA) where he was a part of the group’s Future Leaders Program. He has spoken on regulatory and legal compliance issues at numerous mortgage industry events. Mr. Boylan has received the highest possible AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® by members of the Bar and Judiciary in both legal ability and ethical standards. He is licensed to practice law in the States of California and Washington. He can be reached at aboylan@mccarthyholthus.com.

Andrew Boylan, Esq.McCarthy Holthus

Andrew Boylan is a Partner with McCarthy & Holthus, LLP overseeing Risk Management & Compliance for the firm. After graduating from the University of San Diego, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and his MBA from the University of San Diego Graduate School of Business Administration.

He is a member of the United Trustees Association (UTA) where he serves on the Board of Directors and previously received the New Member of the Year award, the American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN) where he received the Picture the Future Award from the Junior Professional & Executives Group, and the California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA) where he was a part of the group’s Future Leaders Program. He has spoken on regulatory and legal compliance issues at numerous mortgage industry events. Mr. Boylan has received the highest possible AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® by members of the Bar and Judiciary in both legal ability and ethical standards. He is licensed to practice law in the States of California and Washington. He can be reached at aboylan@mccarthyholthus.com.

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Holly ChisaHPC Advocacy

Holly Chisa has been active in state, local and federal government issues for over 20 years. Currently, Holly is the owner of her own lobbying firm, HPC Advocacy, LLC and works to provide her clients with the best representation possible in the Washington state Legislature and local municipalities.

Holly’s involvement in government affairs began in 1994. She has worked as a
campaign consultant, and also as House and Senate staff. She also worked in the 106th Congress as District Field Representative for U.S. Congressman Adam Smith. In 2001, she began lobbying as the Governmental Affairs Manager for the Washington Food Industry (WFI), primarily representing retail grocery, pharmacy, and food manufacturers’ interests. In 2003, she opened HPC Advocacy, her privately owned lobbying firm.

Through this work Holly has developed a broad-based knowledge of the issues facing employers. She focuses primarily on reforming major employer programs, including workers’ compensation and health care. She also works with environmental legislation, regulatory reform, beverage and spirit issues, and foreclosure law. In addition to working the halls of state government, Holly has also worked extensively with local governments, protecting client interests with both large and small municipalities on local ordinances, tax issues, and regulatory requirements. She can be reached at HollyChisa@hpcadvocacy.com

Holly ChisaHPC Advocacy

Holly Chisa has been active in state, local and federal government issues for over 20 years. Currently, Holly is the owner of her own lobbying firm, HPC Advocacy, LLC and works to provide her clients with the best representation possible in the Washington state Legislature and local municipalities.

Holly’s involvement in government affairs began in 1994. She has worked as a
campaign consultant, and also as House and Senate staff. She also worked in the 106th Congress as District Field Representative for U.S. Congressman Adam Smith. In 2001, she began lobbying as the Governmental Affairs Manager for the Washington Food Industry (WFI), primarily representing retail grocery, pharmacy, and food manufacturers’ interests. In 2003, she opened HPC Advocacy, her privately owned lobbying firm.

Through this work Holly has developed a broad-based knowledge of the issues facing employers. She focuses primarily on reforming major employer programs, including workers’ compensation and health care. She also works with environmental legislation, regulatory reform, beverage and spirit issues, and foreclosure law. In addition to working the halls of state government, Holly has also worked extensively with local governments, protecting client interests with both large and small municipalities on local ordinances, tax issues, and regulatory requirements. She can be reached at HollyChisa@hpcadvocacy.com

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Hon. Scott C. ClarksonCentral District of California

Hon. Scott C. Clarkson is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California in Santa Ana and Riverside, appointed on Jan. 20, 2011, and has also sat on the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Prior to his appointment, Judge Clarkson practiced bankruptcy law and bankruptcy litigation for more than 20 years in Los Angeles, and he served as chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section from 2008-09. He is a board member of the Orange County Federal Bar Association, and has lectured on ethics and civility for the annual Los Angeles Federal Bar Association Ethics Program. He was a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia and California bars. From 1977-82, Judge Clarkson was a legislative assistant to U.S. Congressman Harold L. Volkmer in Washington, D.C., and was assigned to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, where he was a direct observer of and participant in the creation of the 1978 Bankruptcy Code in the House. He later clerked for Hon. William L. Hungate, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Judge Clarkson has also been an established documentary photographer in the U.S., Southeast and Central Asia, and South America for more than 20 years. He also traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir in 2008-09, and Jordan and Israel in 2014, cover- ing recent events in these regions of the world. Judge Clarkson received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1979 and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 1982.

Hon. Scott C. ClarksonCentral District of California

Hon. Scott C. Clarkson is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California in Santa Ana and Riverside, appointed on Jan. 20, 2011, and has also sat on the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Prior to his appointment, Judge Clarkson practiced bankruptcy law and bankruptcy litigation for more than 20 years in Los Angeles, and he served as chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section from 2008-09. He is a board member of the Orange County Federal Bar Association, and has lectured on ethics and civility for the annual Los Angeles Federal Bar Association Ethics Program. He was a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia and California bars. From 1977-82, Judge Clarkson was a legislative assistant to U.S. Congressman Harold L. Volkmer in Washington, D.C., and was assigned to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, where he was a direct observer of and participant in the creation of the 1978 Bankruptcy Code in the House. He later clerked for Hon. William L. Hungate, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Judge Clarkson has also been an established documentary photographer in the U.S., Southeast and Central Asia, and South America for more than 20 years. He also traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir in 2008-09, and Jordan and Israel in 2014, cover- ing recent events in these regions of the world. Judge Clarkson received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1979 and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 1982.

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Sasha Cohen, Esq.First VP of Default Administration

Sasha Cohen joined Community in 2010 as a Corporate Counsel in the litigation team. Sasha Cohen possess over 17 years of legal experience in Real Estate and Corporate Law and received her Juris doctorate from the University Of Miami School Of Law. She began her career representing developers and specialized in condo conversions. She then joined a large firm and was in the practice group representing creditors and servicers. In 2009, she was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. She joined Community in 2010 initially as part of the Corporate Counsel team managing litigation. In 2012 she transitioned to the Default Administration team to develop the attorney oversight network, witness/mediation team and other related support teams and ultimately her responsibilities grew to managing the full servicing foreclosure team along with all the support staff. In 2018, she was chosen as a Top 25 women in Law Honoree by DS News. Currently, she manages the Default Administration Department. She has become a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has spoken at 5 Star, Legal League, ALFN and USFN conferences.

Sasha Cohen, Esq.First VP of Default Administration

Sasha Cohen joined Community in 2010 as a Corporate Counsel in the litigation team. Sasha Cohen possess over 17 years of legal experience in Real Estate and Corporate Law and received her Juris doctorate from the University Of Miami School Of Law. She began her career representing developers and specialized in condo conversions. She then joined a large firm and was in the practice group representing creditors and servicers. In 2009, she was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. She joined Community in 2010 initially as part of the Corporate Counsel team managing litigation. In 2012 she transitioned to the Default Administration team to develop the attorney oversight network, witness/mediation team and other related support teams and ultimately her responsibilities grew to managing the full servicing foreclosure team along with all the support staff. In 2018, she was chosen as a Top 25 women in Law Honoree by DS News. Currently, she manages the Default Administration Department. She has become a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has spoken at 5 Star, Legal League, ALFN and USFN conferences.

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Cathe Cole-SherburnTrustee Corps, UTA Education Chair

Cathe Cole-Sherburn serves as Senior Vice President of Default Operations for Trustee Corps. She is responsible for managing all aspects of operations, including audit, compliance and strategic planning and development of all offices.

Cathe brings over 35 years of all aspects of real estate mortgage default experience to the company.

Before joining Trustee Corps, Cathe was with the First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, where she was Senior Vice President. While there, her duties included the oversight and management of the Trustee Division. Prior to that, she was with the firm of Routh Crabtree Olsen/Northwest Trustee Services, where she was the Director of Operations and instrumental in setting up the AZ, CA, and HI offices and obtaining the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Counsel Designations. Prior to that, she was the Director of Operations for the Law Offices of Steven J. Melmet, Inc., for 14 years, and instrumental in obtaining in the Freddie Mac Designation and HUD Foreclosure Commissioner for state of CA.

Cathe has served as President of the United Trustees Association, as well as a Board member of the Women in Legal Leadership for American Legal & Financial Network. She is also a member of Arizona Trustee Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, California Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Professional Women and Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

Cathe can be seen as a Moderator and/or Panelist at various industry conferences and provides seminars/training to our existing clients. She can be reached at ccole@trusteecorps.com

Cathe Cole-SherburnTrustee Corps, UTA Education Chair

Cathe Cole-Sherburn serves as Senior Vice President of Default Operations for Trustee Corps. She is responsible for managing all aspects of operations, including audit, compliance and strategic planning and development of all offices.

Cathe brings over 35 years of all aspects of real estate mortgage default experience to the company.

Before joining Trustee Corps, Cathe was with the First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, where she was Senior Vice President. While there, her duties included the oversight and management of the Trustee Division. Prior to that, she was with the firm of Routh Crabtree Olsen/Northwest Trustee Services, where she was the Director of Operations and instrumental in setting up the AZ, CA, and HI offices and obtaining the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Counsel Designations. Prior to that, she was the Director of Operations for the Law Offices of Steven J. Melmet, Inc., for 14 years, and instrumental in obtaining in the Freddie Mac Designation and HUD Foreclosure Commissioner for state of CA.

Cathe has served as President of the United Trustees Association, as well as a Board member of the Women in Legal Leadership for American Legal & Financial Network. She is also a member of Arizona Trustee Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, California Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Professional Women and Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

Cathe can be seen as a Moderator and/or Panelist at various industry conferences and provides seminars/training to our existing clients. She can be reached at ccole@trusteecorps.com

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Robert CullenRedwood Trust Deed Services

Robert Cullen has 30 plus years of real estate experience which encompass both trustee and loan servicing related operations. He started his career in 1989 as a Trustee Sale Officer for a small mortgage company processing their own foreclosures. He helped found Redwood Trust Deed Services, Inc. in 1992 as a small independent foreclosure trustee. As the owner and operator, Robert has experienced first-hand the myriad of changes, both good and bad, in the foreclosure industry. He has processed foreclosures for a wide variety of lenders, both private and institutional. He helped Redwood Trust Deed Services add loan servicing to its list of services and continues to be intimately involved in the day to day activities. Robert is certified by the United Trustees Association as a Trustee Sale Officer, Level II California. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker who has recently served on the Board of Directors for UTA as well as being a Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Bay Area Chapter of UTA’s predecessor, CTA. Robert received UTA’s Dorothy Schick Member Of The Year Award in 2020. He can be reached at robert@redwoodtrustdeed.com.

Robert CullenRedwood Trust Deed Services

Robert Cullen has 30 plus years of real estate experience which encompass both trustee and loan servicing related operations. He started his career in 1989 as a Trustee Sale Officer for a small mortgage company processing their own foreclosures. He helped found Redwood Trust Deed Services, Inc. in 1992 as a small independent foreclosure trustee. As the owner and operator, Robert has experienced first-hand the myriad of changes, both good and bad, in the foreclosure industry. He has processed foreclosures for a wide variety of lenders, both private and institutional. He helped Redwood Trust Deed Services add loan servicing to its list of services and continues to be intimately involved in the day to day activities. Robert is certified by the United Trustees Association as a Trustee Sale Officer, Level II California. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker who has recently served on the Board of Directors for UTA as well as being a Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Bay Area Chapter of UTA’s predecessor, CTA. Robert received UTA’s Dorothy Schick Member Of The Year Award in 2020. He can be reached at robert@redwoodtrustdeed.com.

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Christopher M. McNicholGust Rosenfeld

Christopher McNichol concentrates his practice on commercial and real estate transactions, including the sale and purchase, development, lease, title insurance and construction issues, and related litigation in these areas. In addition, Chris handles creditors' rights matters, including loan workouts, judicial and nonjudicial foreclosures, deeds in lieu, receiverships, deficiency and guarantor actions, and bankruptcy.

Chris represents lending and financial institutions, mortgage lenders and brokers, title and escrow companies, real estate brokers and agents, developers, contractors, and individuals. He writes and lectures frequently at bar and industry seminars on real estate, lending, litigation and creditors' rights topics, and is a teacher at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business.

Chris has served as a mediator and arbitrator in various disputes involving commercial and real estate transactions and construction matters.

Chris is one of the Southwest Super Lawyers® for Real Estate Law. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, and was named by Arizona Business Magazine in Ranking Arizona Best of the Best Award Winner.

Christopher M. McNicholGust Rosenfeld

Christopher McNichol concentrates his practice on commercial and real estate transactions, including the sale and purchase, development, lease, title insurance and construction issues, and related litigation in these areas. In addition, Chris handles creditors' rights matters, including loan workouts, judicial and nonjudicial foreclosures, deeds in lieu, receiverships, deficiency and guarantor actions, and bankruptcy.

Chris represents lending and financial institutions, mortgage lenders and brokers, title and escrow companies, real estate brokers and agents, developers, contractors, and individuals. He writes and lectures frequently at bar and industry seminars on real estate, lending, litigation and creditors' rights topics, and is a teacher at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business.

Chris has served as a mediator and arbitrator in various disputes involving commercial and real estate transactions and construction matters.

Chris is one of the Southwest Super Lawyers® for Real Estate Law. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, and was named by Arizona Business Magazine in Ranking Arizona Best of the Best Award Winner.

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Stephen T. Hicklin, Esq.The Hicklin Firm

Steve Hicklin has worked in the mortgage banking industry for more than thirty years. He has litigated cases as in house counsel for a number of lenders and servicers, including WMC Mortgage Corp., Glendale Federal Bank and Countrywide Home Loans. In 2006, Steve began as the Compliance Manager and later as the Chief Compliance Officer, for ReconTrust Company, Inc., at one time the nation’s largest foreclosure trustee. He has since served as General Counsel for Northwest Trustee Services and as the Managing Attorney for the California office of Bonial & Associates, P.C. In 2018, Steve founded The Hicklin Firm, an Orange County litigation boutique and in 2020 became Of Counsel to Bonial & Associates, P.C. Steve was awarded the UTA’s Dorothy Schick Veteran Member of the Year in 2019 and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He is admitted to the California, Texas, and Washington state bars. He can be reached at shicklin@thehicklinfirm.com

Stephen T. Hicklin, Esq.The Hicklin Firm

Steve Hicklin has worked in the mortgage banking industry for more than thirty years. He has litigated cases as in house counsel for a number of lenders and servicers, including WMC Mortgage Corp., Glendale Federal Bank and Countrywide Home Loans. In 2006, Steve began as the Compliance Manager and later as the Chief Compliance Officer, for ReconTrust Company, Inc., at one time the nation’s largest foreclosure trustee. He has since served as General Counsel for Northwest Trustee Services and as the Managing Attorney for the California office of Bonial & Associates, P.C. In 2018, Steve founded The Hicklin Firm, an Orange County litigation boutique and in 2020 became Of Counsel to Bonial & Associates, P.C. Steve was awarded the UTA’s Dorothy Schick Veteran Member of the Year in 2019 and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He is admitted to the California, Texas, and Washington state bars. He can be reached at shicklin@thehicklinfirm.com

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Hon. Christopher G. JaimeEastern District of California

Christopher D. Jaime was sworn as a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of California (Sacramento) on January 5, 2015. Judge Jaime was born in Sacramento, California, and resided primarily in San Jose, California. He attended Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1989. He received his J.D. in 1992 from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, where he served as an Associate Editor of – and was published in – the Willamette Law Review.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Jaime was a vice-president and shareholder with the Reno, Nevada, law firm of Maupin, Cox & LeGoy. He was with the law firm for 22 years. He joined the law firm as an associate in 1992 and became a shareholder in 1998. His practice focused primarily on representing and advising domestic and international banks, lenders, financial and financing institutions, and individuals on creditors’ rights and insolvency matters both within and outside the bankruptcy context. He appeared in hundreds of contested matters, in all pretrial and trial phases of bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy proceedings before bankruptcy and district courts, and in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy appeals before federal appellate courts. While a practicing attorney, in 2014 Judge Jaime was recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 100 Bankruptcy Lawyers in the State of Nevada.

Hon. Christopher G. JaimeEastern District of California

Christopher D. Jaime was sworn as a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of California (Sacramento) on January 5, 2015. Judge Jaime was born in Sacramento, California, and resided primarily in San Jose, California. He attended Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1989. He received his J.D. in 1992 from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, where he served as an Associate Editor of – and was published in – the Willamette Law Review.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Jaime was a vice-president and shareholder with the Reno, Nevada, law firm of Maupin, Cox & LeGoy. He was with the law firm for 22 years. He joined the law firm as an associate in 1992 and became a shareholder in 1998. His practice focused primarily on representing and advising domestic and international banks, lenders, financial and financing institutions, and individuals on creditors’ rights and insolvency matters both within and outside the bankruptcy context. He appeared in hundreds of contested matters, in all pretrial and trial phases of bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy proceedings before bankruptcy and district courts, and in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy appeals before federal appellate courts. While a practicing attorney, in 2014 Judge Jaime was recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 100 Bankruptcy Lawyers in the State of Nevada.

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Hon. August B. LandisDistrict of Nevada

August B. Landis was appointed as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada on November 27, 2013. Between 2005 and his appointment to the bench, he served as the Acting U.S. Trustee for Region 17; as the U.S. Trustee Programs first Acting Associate General Counsel for Chapter 11 Practice; and as an Assistant U.S. Trustee for the District of Nevada in Las Vegas. Prior to joining the U.S. Trustee Program, he was an attorney in private practice with the Des Moines, Iowa, firms of Neiman, Neiman, Stone & Spellman (1987 1990) and Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. (1990 2005), mostly representing creditors rights in commercial litigation, secured transactions, and bankruptcy cases. Judge Landis received his J.D. from Drake Law School in Des Moines, and is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa.

Hon. August B. LandisDistrict of Nevada

August B. Landis was appointed as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada on November 27, 2013. Between 2005 and his appointment to the bench, he served as the Acting U.S. Trustee for Region 17; as the U.S. Trustee Programs first Acting Associate General Counsel for Chapter 11 Practice; and as an Assistant U.S. Trustee for the District of Nevada in Las Vegas. Prior to joining the U.S. Trustee Program, he was an attorney in private practice with the Des Moines, Iowa, firms of Neiman, Neiman, Stone & Spellman (1987 1990) and Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. (1990 2005), mostly representing creditors rights in commercial litigation, secured transactions, and bankruptcy cases. Judge Landis received his J.D. from Drake Law School in Des Moines, and is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa.

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Benjamin R. Levinson, Esq.Law Offices of Benjamin R. Levinson

Benjamin R. Levinson has been representing private mortgage lenders, foreclosure trustees, and receivers in State Courts and all Bankruptcy Courts in California since 1985. His practice emphasizes defending lenders, foreclosure trustees, and third party purchasers in foreclosure-related litigation; lender and receiver representation in state court receivership actions; lender representation in judicial foreclosures and post-foreclosure evictions; and representation of secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy.

Mr. Levinson has been a seminar speaker for the California Mortgage Association and the United Trustees Association on various foreclosure and bankruptcy topics over the last thirty-four years. Mr. Levinson is licensed to practice in all of the Superior and Appellate courts for the State of California and the Supreme Court for the State of California. He has extensive experience in litigating various real property cases in State Courts throughout the State of California.

Mr. Levinson is also licensed to practice in all Federal District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and he has extensive experience handling real estate and bankruptcy matters in those courts as well.

Mr. Levinson is a member of the State Bar of California, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the California Mortgage Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, the San Jose chapter of American Inns of Court solely dedicated to bankruptcy reorganization practice, and on the Board of Directors for the United Trustees Association.

Mr. Levinson received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Santa Clara in 1984 and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1979.

Mr. Levinson can be reached at ben@benlevinsonlaw.com.

Benjamin R. Levinson, Esq.Law Offices of Benjamin R. Levinson

Benjamin R. Levinson has been representing private mortgage lenders, foreclosure trustees, and receivers in State Courts and all Bankruptcy Courts in California since 1985. His practice emphasizes defending lenders, foreclosure trustees, and third party purchasers in foreclosure-related litigation; lender and receiver representation in state court receivership actions; lender representation in judicial foreclosures and post-foreclosure evictions; and representation of secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy.

Mr. Levinson has been a seminar speaker for the California Mortgage Association and the United Trustees Association on various foreclosure and bankruptcy topics over the last thirty-four years. Mr. Levinson is licensed to practice in all of the Superior and Appellate courts for the State of California and the Supreme Court for the State of California. He has extensive experience in litigating various real property cases in State Courts throughout the State of California.

Mr. Levinson is also licensed to practice in all Federal District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and he has extensive experience handling real estate and bankruptcy matters in those courts as well.

Mr. Levinson is a member of the State Bar of California, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the California Mortgage Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, the San Jose chapter of American Inns of Court solely dedicated to bankruptcy reorganization practice, and on the Board of Directors for the United Trustees Association.

Mr. Levinson received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Santa Clara in 1984 and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1979.

Mr. Levinson can be reached at ben@benlevinsonlaw.com.

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Brigham Lundberg, Esq.Lundberg & Associates, PC

Mr. Lundberg joined the firm in 2009. He currently serves as President and Managing Attorney for the firm. His practice includes representing financial institutions, lenders, and mortgage servicers in business and real estate litigation, title disputes, regulatory compliance, and a variety of foreclosure, creditors’ rights, collection, and eviction matters. He is a Martindale-Hubbell “AV-Preeminent” rated attorney. He can be reached at Brigham.Lundberg@Lundbergfirm.com

Brigham Lundberg, Esq.Lundberg & Associates, PC

Mr. Lundberg joined the firm in 2009. He currently serves as President and Managing Attorney for the firm. His practice includes representing financial institutions, lenders, and mortgage servicers in business and real estate litigation, title disputes, regulatory compliance, and a variety of foreclosure, creditors’ rights, collection, and eviction matters. He is a Martindale-Hubbell “AV-Preeminent” rated attorney. He can be reached at Brigham.Lundberg@Lundbergfirm.com

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Tiffany Malm, USRESDirector, REO & Ancillary Services

Tiffany Malm is the Director of REO & Ancillary Services for USRES. Malm is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the REO Department as well as Ancillary Services Division including HOA Management, Lien Monitoring and Chattel. As an accomplished business leader with more than 20 years in the industry, Malm lends a broad understanding of REO, mortgage servicing, account management including vendor management and operations.

Tiffany Malm, USRESDirector, REO & Ancillary Services

Tiffany Malm is the Director of REO & Ancillary Services for USRES. Malm is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the REO Department as well as Ancillary Services Division including HOA Management, Lien Monitoring and Chattel. As an accomplished business leader with more than 20 years in the industry, Malm lends a broad understanding of REO, mortgage servicing, account management including vendor management and operations.

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Martin T. McGuinn, Esq.Kirby & McGuinn

Marty has extensive experience in representing creditors, fiduciaries, loan servicers and foreclosure trustees in complex bankruptcy, foreclosure and lender liability litigation, including class actions. He acts as an expert witness on foreclosure and lending issues on cases throughout California.

Marty has served as a Director and State Legislative Chairman of the United Trustee's Association. He is a member of the Legal Issues Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and Loan Servicing Committee of the California Mortgage Bankers Association. Marty also served as a member of the Legal Resource Panel of the California Mortgage Association (formerly the California Trust Deed Brokers Association). He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the REO Managers Association and of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum.

Marty is rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating of skill and integrity, indicating very high to pre-eminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the bar. He can be reached at mmcguinn@kirbymac.com.

Martin T. McGuinn, Esq.Kirby & McGuinn

Marty has extensive experience in representing creditors, fiduciaries, loan servicers and foreclosure trustees in complex bankruptcy, foreclosure and lender liability litigation, including class actions. He acts as an expert witness on foreclosure and lending issues on cases throughout California.

Marty has served as a Director and State Legislative Chairman of the United Trustee's Association. He is a member of the Legal Issues Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and Loan Servicing Committee of the California Mortgage Bankers Association. Marty also served as a member of the Legal Resource Panel of the California Mortgage Association (formerly the California Trust Deed Brokers Association). He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the REO Managers Association and of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum.

Marty is rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating of skill and integrity, indicating very high to pre-eminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the bar. He can be reached at mmcguinn@kirbymac.com.

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Dean MeyerDirector, Non-performing Loan Management, Freddie Mac

Dean Meyer is responsible for business management of Freddie Mac’s Non-routine litigation. This includes representing the company in litigated matters where Freddie Mac is a named party. He is also responsible for oversight of Freddie Mac’s foreclosure/bankruptcy loan inventory and the servicers managing these loans. This includes foreclosure timeline management and compensatory fees management for nonperforming loans.

Prior to joining the Nonperforming Loan Management team, Dean served as the Director of Servicing Operations Policy and was responsible for developing and publishing of all servicing polices for Freddie Mac’s Single Family Seller/Servicer Guide.

Dean has been employed with Freddie Mac for over 18 years and has over 29 years of experience in the mortgage business. Prior to Freddie Mac, he worked in various management positions in nonperforming loan management for several large and small mortgage companies. Dean has also worked on contracts with FHA managing servicing operations audits and claim reviews.

Dean MeyerDirector, Non-performing Loan Management, Freddie Mac

Dean Meyer is responsible for business management of Freddie Mac’s Non-routine litigation. This includes representing the company in litigated matters where Freddie Mac is a named party. He is also responsible for oversight of Freddie Mac’s foreclosure/bankruptcy loan inventory and the servicers managing these loans. This includes foreclosure timeline management and compensatory fees management for nonperforming loans.

Prior to joining the Nonperforming Loan Management team, Dean served as the Director of Servicing Operations Policy and was responsible for developing and publishing of all servicing polices for Freddie Mac’s Single Family Seller/Servicer Guide.

Dean has been employed with Freddie Mac for over 18 years and has over 29 years of experience in the mortgage business. Prior to Freddie Mac, he worked in various management positions in nonperforming loan management for several large and small mortgage companies. Dean has also worked on contracts with FHA managing servicing operations audits and claim reviews.

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Michelle A. Mierzwa, Esq.Wright Finlay & Zak

Michelle A. Mierzwa joined Wright, Finlay & Zak’s Compliance, Licensing and Regulatory Division in 2015, providing loan originators, lenders, servicers, trustees and others in the mortgage industry with state and federal compliance and regulatory counsel. Since 1998, her accomplishments include the management and resolution of litigated matters through jury and bench trials and appellate practice, creating the legal department for one of the largest non-judicial foreclosure trustees in the Western United States, the coordination of compliance audits, and managing the California branch of a national law firm. Ms. Mierzwa has worked with lenders and mortgage servicers of all sizes to ensure their compliance with state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, California Consumer Privacy Act, California and Nevada Homeowner Bill of Rights, state and federal FDCPA, RESPA, TILA, SCRA, Washington Foreclosure Fairness Act, Nevada, Oregon and Washington Foreclosure Mediation Programs, Dodd-Frank Act and CFPB Rules, state licensing laws, and governmental and regulatory agency investigations.

Ms. Mierzwa is serving her third three-year terms on the Board of Directors of the United Trustees Association (UTA) and is a member of the Legislative Committees of the California Mortgage Bankers Association and the UTA. She has monitored, proposed and analyzed new legislation affecting the industry, has participated on speaking panels for national lending industry conferences, and has provided education and clarification to the industry regarding the Dodd-Frank Act and the Servicing Rules of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Prior to her in-house and management experience, Ms. Mierzwa was a litigation and appellate attorney at a default services firm for ten years and worked in loan originations for three years. Ms. Mierzwa is licensed to practice in California and Washington. She can be reached at mmierzwa@wrightlegal.net

Michelle A. Mierzwa, Esq.Wright Finlay & Zak

Michelle A. Mierzwa joined Wright, Finlay & Zak’s Compliance, Licensing and Regulatory Division in 2015, providing loan originators, lenders, servicers, trustees and others in the mortgage industry with state and federal compliance and regulatory counsel. Since 1998, her accomplishments include the management and resolution of litigated matters through jury and bench trials and appellate practice, creating the legal department for one of the largest non-judicial foreclosure trustees in the Western United States, the coordination of compliance audits, and managing the California branch of a national law firm. Ms. Mierzwa has worked with lenders and mortgage servicers of all sizes to ensure their compliance with state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, California Consumer Privacy Act, California and Nevada Homeowner Bill of Rights, state and federal FDCPA, RESPA, TILA, SCRA, Washington Foreclosure Fairness Act, Nevada, Oregon and Washington Foreclosure Mediation Programs, Dodd-Frank Act and CFPB Rules, state licensing laws, and governmental and regulatory agency investigations.

Ms. Mierzwa is serving her third three-year terms on the Board of Directors of the United Trustees Association (UTA) and is a member of the Legislative Committees of the California Mortgage Bankers Association and the UTA. She has monitored, proposed and analyzed new legislation affecting the industry, has participated on speaking panels for national lending industry conferences, and has provided education and clarification to the industry regarding the Dodd-Frank Act and the Servicing Rules of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Prior to her in-house and management experience, Ms. Mierzwa was a litigation and appellate attorney at a default services firm for ten years and worked in loan originations for three years. Ms. Mierzwa is licensed to practice in California and Washington. She can be reached at mmierzwa@wrightlegal.net

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Christina V. Miller, Esq.Wright Finlay & Zak

Christina V. Miller is the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Nevada office. Ms. Miller comes from a diverse background having spent her childhood living in the Middle East and Europe. Ms. Miller graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005. Ms. Miller earned her Juris Doctorate, with a concentration in Business Law, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2011. During law school, Ms. Miller received Witkin awards in Mediation, Business Transactions, and Commercial Law. Ms. Miller then worked as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Steven R. Kosach and the Honorable Brent T. Adams of the Second Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada before entering private practice in 2012. Since joining Wright, Finlay & Zak in 2015, Ms. Miller’s practice has focused primarily on real estate litigation, including lender and servicer liability defense, wrongful foreclosure defense, fair debt collection practices defense, and title disputes. Ms. Miller regularly practices in state and federal courts throughout Nevada and is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Christina V. Miller, Esq.Wright Finlay & Zak

Christina V. Miller is the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Nevada office. Ms. Miller comes from a diverse background having spent her childhood living in the Middle East and Europe. Ms. Miller graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005. Ms. Miller earned her Juris Doctorate, with a concentration in Business Law, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2011. During law school, Ms. Miller received Witkin awards in Mediation, Business Transactions, and Commercial Law. Ms. Miller then worked as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Steven R. Kosach and the Honorable Brent T. Adams of the Second Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada before entering private practice in 2012. Since joining Wright, Finlay & Zak in 2015, Ms. Miller’s practice has focused primarily on real estate litigation, including lender and servicer liability defense, wrongful foreclosure defense, fair debt collection practices defense, and title disputes. Ms. Miller regularly practices in state and federal courts throughout Nevada and is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Randy Newman, Esq.Total Lender Solutions

Randy Newman is one of the principals of Total Lender Solutions. Licensed as an attorney in New York since 1989 and New Jersey since 1994, Randy has personally represented hundreds of buyers, sellers, owners, and lenders in connection with the sale, purchase, finance, lease, and foreclosure of residential and commercial real property throughout the United States. Randy holds a BBA in Accounting and is licensed as a real estate broker in California. Randy is certified by the United Trustees Association as a Trustee Sale Officer, Level II California. Randy has previously been an adjunct assistant professor of business law and currently teaches Real Estate Principles to aspiring new real estate licensees and trains new real estate agents on contracts and real estate transactions in California. He can be reached at rnewman@totallendersolutions.com

Randy Newman, Esq.Total Lender Solutions

Randy Newman is one of the principals of Total Lender Solutions. Licensed as an attorney in New York since 1989 and New Jersey since 1994, Randy has personally represented hundreds of buyers, sellers, owners, and lenders in connection with the sale, purchase, finance, lease, and foreclosure of residential and commercial real property throughout the United States. Randy holds a BBA in Accounting and is licensed as a real estate broker in California. Randy is certified by the United Trustees Association as a Trustee Sale Officer, Level II California. Randy has previously been an adjunct assistant professor of business law and currently teaches Real Estate Principles to aspiring new real estate licensees and trains new real estate agents on contracts and real estate transactions in California. He can be reached at rnewman@totallendersolutions.com

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Hon. Charles NovackNorthern District of California

Judge Charles Novack has served as a United States
Bankruptcy Judge in the Northern District of California since May
2010. He regularly lectures on a variety of bankruptcy topics, is a
Rutter Group guest lecturer on bankruptcy family law issues, and is
a panel member on the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum's popular
Consumer Update annual program. Judge Novack maintained his
own bankruptcy practice in Oakland, California during the five years
preceding his appointment, representing Chapter 7 trustees, and
debtors, creditors and other interested parties in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases. From
1994 until 2005 he was an associate and then a partner at the Oakland bankruptcy
boutique firm of Kornfield, Paul & Nyberg. Judge Novack served as an associate
professor at California State University, East Bay for several years and at Hastings
College of the law during the 2017/18 school year.

Judge Novack graduated from Rutgers College in 1980 (With Honors) and
Hastings College of the Law in 1983 (Cum Laude).

Hon. Charles NovackNorthern District of California

Judge Charles Novack has served as a United States
Bankruptcy Judge in the Northern District of California since May
2010. He regularly lectures on a variety of bankruptcy topics, is a
Rutter Group guest lecturer on bankruptcy family law issues, and is
a panel member on the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum's popular
Consumer Update annual program. Judge Novack maintained his
own bankruptcy practice in Oakland, California during the five years
preceding his appointment, representing Chapter 7 trustees, and
debtors, creditors and other interested parties in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases. From
1994 until 2005 he was an associate and then a partner at the Oakland bankruptcy
boutique firm of Kornfield, Paul & Nyberg. Judge Novack served as an associate
professor at California State University, East Bay for several years and at Hastings
College of the law during the 2017/18 school year.

Judge Novack graduated from Rutgers College in 1980 (With Honors) and
Hastings College of the Law in 1983 (Cum Laude).

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Chet SconyersFirst American Mortgage Solutions

Vice President of Operations for First American Trustee Servicing Solutions (TSS) and First American Nationwide Posting and Publication (NPP). Has managed the operations of TSS for 20 years and for NPP for two years. TSS provides non-judicial foreclosure services in California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas and is located in Westlake, TX. NPP provides posting and publication services in California, Arizona, Nevada and Washington and is located in Folsom, CA. In addition to the experience with First American has also earned 12 years experience on the servicing side of the industry world in mortgage default.

Chet SconyersFirst American Mortgage Solutions

Vice President of Operations for First American Trustee Servicing Solutions (TSS) and First American Nationwide Posting and Publication (NPP). Has managed the operations of TSS for 20 years and for NPP for two years. TSS provides non-judicial foreclosure services in California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas and is located in Westlake, TX. NPP provides posting and publication services in California, Arizona, Nevada and Washington and is located in Folsom, CA. In addition to the experience with First American has also earned 12 years experience on the servicing side of the industry world in mortgage default.

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Rick ShargaEVP, RealtyTrac

Rick is the Executive Vice President of RealtyTrac, a leading foreclosure search and discovery website used by real estate agents and investors.

One of the country’s most frequently-quoted sources on real estate, mortgage and foreclosure trends, Rick has appeared on CNBC, CBS News, NBC News, CNN, ABC News, FOX, Bloomberg and NPR. Rick is a founding member of the Five Star National Mortgage Servicing Association, on the Board of Directors of REOMAC, and was included in the Inman News Inman 100, an annual list of the most influential real estate leaders in both 2013 and 2014.

Rick was formerly an EVP for Carrington Mortgage Holdings, and Chief Marketing Officer of the company’s Vylla business unit. Rick was also previously the Chief Marketing Officer of Ten-X and Auction.com, the leading online real estate marketplace. He can be reached at rick.sharga@cjpatrick.com

Rick ShargaEVP, RealtyTrac

Rick is the Executive Vice President of RealtyTrac, a leading foreclosure search and discovery website used by real estate agents and investors.

One of the country’s most frequently-quoted sources on real estate, mortgage and foreclosure trends, Rick has appeared on CNBC, CBS News, NBC News, CNN, ABC News, FOX, Bloomberg and NPR. Rick is a founding member of the Five Star National Mortgage Servicing Association, on the Board of Directors of REOMAC, and was included in the Inman News Inman 100, an annual list of the most influential real estate leaders in both 2013 and 2014.

Rick was formerly an EVP for Carrington Mortgage Holdings, and Chief Marketing Officer of the company’s Vylla business unit. Rick was also previously the Chief Marketing Officer of Ten-X and Auction.com, the leading online real estate marketplace. He can be reached at rick.sharga@cjpatrick.com

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Edward Treder, Esq.Barrett Daffin Frappier Treder & Weiss

Edward A. Treder is the managing partner of BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER & WEISS, LLP located in Diamond Bar, California and was formerly a Senior Attorney at the Law Offices of ROBERT E. WEISS INCORPORATED located in Covina, California. His law firm is affiliated with BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL, LLP with offices in Addison, Texas, with BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER LEVINE & BLOCK, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and with NDeX WEST, LLC in Addison, Texas.

Mr. Tredrer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, cum laude, with a major in Business Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in June 1981 and a Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in May 1984.

He has been admitted to the California State Bar since December 1984 and is also is admitted to the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He practices law at the trial and appellate court levels in every state and federal court throughout California.

His statewide practice is devoted exclusively to representing mortgage lenders, loan servicers and foreclosure trustees in bankruptcy matters, post-foreclosure evictions, mortgage and foreclosure-related civil litigation defense, title curative actions, asset-forfeiture proceedings, judicial foreclosure and receivership cases, legislative and administrative proceedings, surplus funds distribution and recovery and other legal matters involving mortgage banking and default servicing. His affiliated firms handle non-judicial foreclosures in Texas, California, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia.

He has lectured on topics relevant to his practice areas before industry organizations and bar associations and is a member of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the United Trustees Association, the California Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Legal & Financial Network, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum. His firm is a member of the Legal League 100, and his Texas affiliate is a founding member of the USFN. His firm and his Texas affiliate are also Members of the Fannie Mae Retained Attorney Network.

Edward Treder, Esq.Barrett Daffin Frappier Treder & Weiss

Edward A. Treder is the managing partner of BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER & WEISS, LLP located in Diamond Bar, California and was formerly a Senior Attorney at the Law Offices of ROBERT E. WEISS INCORPORATED located in Covina, California. His law firm is affiliated with BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL, LLP with offices in Addison, Texas, with BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER LEVINE & BLOCK, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and with NDeX WEST, LLC in Addison, Texas.

Mr. Tredrer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, cum laude, with a major in Business Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in June 1981 and a Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in May 1984.

He has been admitted to the California State Bar since December 1984 and is also is admitted to the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He practices law at the trial and appellate court levels in every state and federal court throughout California.

His statewide practice is devoted exclusively to representing mortgage lenders, loan servicers and foreclosure trustees in bankruptcy matters, post-foreclosure evictions, mortgage and foreclosure-related civil litigation defense, title curative actions, asset-forfeiture proceedings, judicial foreclosure and receivership cases, legislative and administrative proceedings, surplus funds distribution and recovery and other legal matters involving mortgage banking and default servicing. His affiliated firms handle non-judicial foreclosures in Texas, California, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia.

He has lectured on topics relevant to his practice areas before industry organizations and bar associations and is a member of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the United Trustees Association, the California Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Legal & Financial Network, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum. His firm is a member of the Legal League 100, and his Texas affiliate is a founding member of the USFN. His firm and his Texas affiliate are also Members of the Fannie Mae Retained Attorney Network.

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Jennifer WallisOwner of Sparkle Yoga

Jennifer has been practicing yoga for over 12 years. It soon became such a positive change in her life she knew she had to spread the love. Immediately after receiving her Yoga Alliance certification she began her teaching career and two years later Sparkle Yoga was born.

What I love most about bringing yoga into peoples lives is that they achieve a clarity and a happiness they didn’t have before. Sure they become more flexible, stronger, and healthier, but self love and self assurance comes with it. They start to do things they never thought they could do. And they realize that you’re never too old or too uncoordinated to do something. Yoga is a more than physical, it is mental, emotional and spiritual. It is definitely a game changer! I am lucky to be sharing it with so many others.

There are so many people and so many challenges out there that tend to dull our sparkle over time. Sparkle Yoga is here to add more sparkle to your life. It’s here to help you give yourself permission to love and except every part of you. It’s here to help you leave a little sparkle, wherever you go!

I am honored to be able to be part of your yoga journey and I am equally grateful that so many amazing people have chosen to be part of mine! What’s really beautiful about yoga is that no matter where you are on your path, it’s always the right time to begin.

See you on the mat! Namaste Keep Calm and Sparkle On

Jennifer WallisOwner of Sparkle Yoga

Jennifer has been practicing yoga for over 12 years. It soon became such a positive change in her life she knew she had to spread the love. Immediately after receiving her Yoga Alliance certification she began her teaching career and two years later Sparkle Yoga was born.

What I love most about bringing yoga into peoples lives is that they achieve a clarity and a happiness they didn’t have before. Sure they become more flexible, stronger, and healthier, but self love and self assurance comes with it. They start to do things they never thought they could do. And they realize that you’re never too old or too uncoordinated to do something. Yoga is a more than physical, it is mental, emotional and spiritual. It is definitely a game changer! I am lucky to be sharing it with so many others.

There are so many people and so many challenges out there that tend to dull our sparkle over time. Sparkle Yoga is here to add more sparkle to your life. It’s here to help you give yourself permission to love and except every part of you. It’s here to help you leave a little sparkle, wherever you go!

I am honored to be able to be part of your yoga journey and I am equally grateful that so many amazing people have chosen to be part of mine! What’s really beautiful about yoga is that no matter where you are on your path, it’s always the right time to begin.

See you on the mat! Namaste Keep Calm and Sparkle On

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Glenn H. WechslerLaw Offices of Glenn Wechsler

Glenn Wechsler is the owner and senior trial attorney for the Law Offices of Glenn H. Wechsler established in Walnut Creek in 1993. Prior to branching out on his own, Glenn Wechsler was a partner at a large boutique real estate law firm. Since 1985, Mr. Wechsler has focused his legal career on business and real estate litigation representing lenders, servicers, title companies, trustees and others in the mortgage industry for more than thirty five years.

Glenn has extensive experience with trials, mediations, arbitrations and appeals resulting in a significant number of published California cases affecting the default industry. Mr. Wechsler has been an active member of United Trustees Association (UTA) for 25+years. He is a present UTA Board Member. Mr. Wechsler’s published opinions include include In Re Bebensee-Wong (Bankruptcy Appellate Panel) 248 B.R. 820; Bank of America v. La Jolla Group II (2005) 129 Cal.App.4th 706; Stebley v. Litton Loan Servicing (2011) 202 Cal.App.4th 522; Fontenot v. Wells Fargo Bank (2014) 228 Cal.App.4th 1358; Kalnoki v. First American (2017) 8 Cal.App.5th 23; Taniguchi v. Restoration Homes (2019) 43 Cal.App.5th 478. .

Mr. Wechsler’s past interest include surfing, volleyball and raising four daughters. His current interests include live music, playing “craps” and raising four daughters plus+ He can be reached at glenn@glennwechsler.com.

Glenn H. WechslerLaw Offices of Glenn Wechsler

Glenn Wechsler is the owner and senior trial attorney for the Law Offices of Glenn H. Wechsler established in Walnut Creek in 1993. Prior to branching out on his own, Glenn Wechsler was a partner at a large boutique real estate law firm. Since 1985, Mr. Wechsler has focused his legal career on business and real estate litigation representing lenders, servicers, title companies, trustees and others in the mortgage industry for more than thirty five years.

Glenn has extensive experience with trials, mediations, arbitrations and appeals resulting in a significant number of published California cases affecting the default industry. Mr. Wechsler has been an active member of United Trustees Association (UTA) for 25+years. He is a present UTA Board Member. Mr. Wechsler’s published opinions include include In Re Bebensee-Wong (Bankruptcy Appellate Panel) 248 B.R. 820; Bank of America v. La Jolla Group II (2005) 129 Cal.App.4th 706; Stebley v. Litton Loan Servicing (2011) 202 Cal.App.4th 522; Fontenot v. Wells Fargo Bank (2014) 228 Cal.App.4th 1358; Kalnoki v. First American (2017) 8 Cal.App.5th 23; Taniguchi v. Restoration Homes (2019) 43 Cal.App.5th 478. .

Mr. Wechsler’s past interest include surfing, volleyball and raising four daughters. His current interests include live music, playing “craps” and raising four daughters plus+ He can be reached at glenn@glennwechsler.com.

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Mary WendelMK Consultants

Mary formed MK Consultants, Inc. in 1989 offering occupancy inspections, mailing services, trustee’s sales posting, legal publishing, auction services, and senior sale tracking/bid at sale services. Her company has grown to offer additional products and services such as nationwide recording of documents, nationwide service of process, office support for trustees, escrow signings, mobile notary services, BPOs, appraisals, eviction coordination— the majority of which revolves around trustee’s sales. Mary is a member of the ATA, UTA, and attends all educational seminars and conferences of not only both Associations, but also of the California Mortgage Association.
She has held the position of ATA vice-president and has served on its Education and Convention committees. Mary has spoken at ATA conventions and the Tucson Old Pueblo Chapter of Association of Legal Administrators, has presented a comprehensive foreclosure seminar to local law firms and title company paralegals and employees, is involved in the Tucson Paralegal Association and in the National Association of Legal Administrators, and has been hired in the past as an expert witness. She spends her down time at her home on the coast of Oregon where she goes crabbing and relaxes with a glass of wine.

Mary WendelMK Consultants

Mary formed MK Consultants, Inc. in 1989 offering occupancy inspections, mailing services, trustee’s sales posting, legal publishing, auction services, and senior sale tracking/bid at sale services. Her company has grown to offer additional products and services such as nationwide recording of documents, nationwide service of process, office support for trustees, escrow signings, mobile notary services, BPOs, appraisals, eviction coordination— the majority of which revolves around trustee’s sales. Mary is a member of the ATA, UTA, and attends all educational seminars and conferences of not only both Associations, but also of the California Mortgage Association.
She has held the position of ATA vice-president and has served on its Education and Convention committees. Mary has spoken at ATA conventions and the Tucson Old Pueblo Chapter of Association of Legal Administrators, has presented a comprehensive foreclosure seminar to local law firms and title company paralegals and employees, is involved in the Tucson Paralegal Association and in the National Association of Legal Administrators, and has been hired in the past as an expert witness. She spends her down time at her home on the coast of Oregon where she goes crabbing and relaxes with a glass of wine.

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