Become a Member

Interested in joining the ranks of the Legal League 100? Membership in the Legal League 100 is subject to an application process to maintain the requisite level of excellence within the organization. Firms must operate in the state which they are applying to represent. Each state is subject to a cap on the number of members it is permitted to have, which is directly proportional to the state’s share of nationwide foreclosure volume.

“The Legal League 100 represents the opportunity to forge new relationships with colleagues and clients from across the country. It is also the opportunity to lend a voice to issues in the states where we practice and influence policy and decision makers from all aspects of our industry.”

– Neil Sherman, Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C.

Please Attach Your Letters of Recommendation

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First Name
Last Name*
Company Name*
Direct Phone Number
Phone Ext (If Applicable)
Street Address
City
State
Zip Code
Why do you want to join the Legal League 100 in general, and specifically in the state(s) mentioned above?
Does your firm have a brick-and-mortar office located in the state mentioned above?
Does your firm have an attorney licensed in state?
What sets your firm apart from competitors?
Does your firm utilize a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)?
Does your firm use a documented QA/QC program in your operations with demonstrable testing and results?
Do you utilize a case management system that can provide status reports, work queues, and/or exception reports?
Do you utilize criminal and credit checks in your hiring policy?
Number of years’ experience in default servicing- and mortgage banking-related fields?
Areas of expertise related to above fields?
Please choose all states your firm handles mortgage-related services
What is your approximate annual foreclosure referral volume in the state you are requesting to join the Legal League 100?
What is your approximate annual bankruptcy referral volume in the state you are requesting to join the Legal League 100?
What is your approximate annual REO referral volume in the state you are requesting to join the Legal League 100?
What is your approximate annual eviction referral volume in the state you are requesting to join the Legal League 100?
Please list 10 mortgage lending and servicing clients you have represented in the last three years
Please provide either a brief biography or resume of the essential members of the firm, i.e., mangaging partners, shareholders, etc
Was your firm a member of the "old system" Fannie Mae Retained Attorney Network?
Was your firm Designated Counsel for the "old system" within Freddie Mac?
Has your firm received a "no objection" from Fannie Mae in the state you are applying?
Do you represent borrowers and/or debtors?
Is your firm a member of other organizations, i.e., USFN, ALFN, MBA, etc? If so, please explain which memberships, and in which year you were members of each respective group.
Have any members of your firm attended past Five Star Institute events or conferences? If so, which, and what year?
Have any members of your firm spoken on any panels at any industry events? If so, which?
Would any members of your firm take an interest in speaking or participating in any of the Five Star Institute events, i.e. Five Star Conference, Legal League 100 Servicer Summit, etc? If so, please state the full name of each person and his or her areas of expertise.

Submission Instructions
With the New Member Application, you must submit two letters of recommendation or two references from lenders or servicers that your firm has previously partnered with for the Legal League 100 to contact. Recommendation letters and references must include the name, title, company name, mailing address, email address, and direct phone line of the recommending servicer or lender.

Your completed New Member application, your references or letters of recommendation, and any additional information requested by this application may be submitted via email to Derek Templeton, Executive Director, at Derek.Templeton@LegalLeague100.com.

Disclosure
The Five Star Institute considers information gathered from each application as confidential, and no unauthorized review, use, forwarding, disclosure, dissemination, or distribution will occur without written consent of the applicant firm.

The completion and submission of this application does not automatically result in a membership with the Legal League 100. The Legal League 100 and Five Star Institute have the right to refuse the membership of any firm. The Legal League 100 and Five Star Institute guarantees the review and investigation into the facts and opinions expressed on this application and of the firm’s references and will contact the firm in review following this process.