Legal League 100 Webinars

Looking Back & Projecting Forward in 2023

Presented by: Legal League 100 Webinar Series 
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023 
Join us to hear from a distinguished panel of default servicers, attorneys, and data analysts to prepare for the new year. Our panel will discuss 2023 and what we can expect by the way of volumes based on the latest data. Learn the latest facts and figures from both foreclosures, bankruptcies, and forbearance programs, combined with an analysis of unemployment, equity, and dispositions. Servicers and Law Firms will share how they are using the data to forecast staffing and operations, and how the data is shifting their focus for 2023. Key topics also include the impact of FHFA, HAF funds, and how projection models need to change based on the most current data.

Review of the 2021 Amendments to Regulation F (FDCPA)

Presented by: Legal League 100 Webinar Series 
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
There are many questions surrounding the amendments to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (Regulation F). This webinar will answer the most important questions, as well as cover any special rules, and clarifications needed, and what impact it will have on your work.

The Electronic Explosion: eSignatures, eNotes, and You!

Presented by: Legal League 100 Special Initiatives Working Group 
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 

Daniel Chilton, Partner, RAS Legal
Christopher DeNardo, Managing Partner, PA/NJ LOGS Legal Group LLP
Sharon Horstkamp, Chief Legal Officer, MERSCORP Holdings
David Whitaker, Counsel, DLA Piper LLP
Join us for a wide-ranging session on eSignatures and eNotes. Learn from one of the authors of the Federal eSignature Statute along with MERS General Counsel to explore the origination, storing, and transferring of eNotes. Our speakers have an in-depth knowledge of the subject to share in an interesting and easy-to-learn format. If you are still wanting to “put the pieces together” to understand the electronic processes; this webinar is for you.

Legal League 100’s Litigation Webinar

Presented by: Legal League 100 Special Initiatives Working Group 
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2022 

Ryan Bourgeois, General Counsel/Compliance Officer – Partner, BDF Law Group
Renee Brooks, Group Vice President | Legal Risk | Mortgage Default Truist Financial
Sharon Horstkamp, Chief Legal Officer, MERSCORP Holdings Deloise Browne-Milner, Sr. Operations Manager, Freddie Mac
Andrew Gordon, Arvest bank-Mortgage Division, Arvest Bank
Charlotte Ritz, Associate General Counsel
Blake Strautins, Managing Partner, Kluever & Platt


During the webinar, we will be discussing:
  • GSE Litigation (Escalations, Compliance and Settlement)|
  • Trend of Deposition Increases for Servicers
  • Financial Abuse/Fraud
  • Evidentiary Issues over Proof of Mailing
  • HAF Funds Update
  • Surplus Funds and surrounding issues

Bankruptcy Changes: What Servicers and Law Firms Need to Know

Presented by: Legal League 100 Special Initiatives Working Group 
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Hilary Bonial, Managing Director, Bonial & Associates, P.C.

Kara Gustitus, AVP of Bankruptcy, Mr. Cooper
Allen Myers, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase
Sherri Smith, Senior Associate, Pincus Law Group
Tony Van Ness, Founder/Managing Attorney, Van Ness Law Firm, PLC
Join us as we examine how pending changes in bankruptcy rules and consumer protection may impact the default servicing industry. There are proposed changes to the bankruptcy rules, as well as a request for comments in regard to alleged “junk fees” by the CFPB, that may restrict recoverability down the road. We will also discuss a bankruptcy case out of New York that could have a positive impact for servicing.

2021 Webinars

Ready, Set … End of Moratoria! What You Need to Know

Presented by: Legal League 100 Special Initiatives Working Group 
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 
Jane Bond, Managing Partner, FL Litigation, McCalla Raymer Liebert Pierce

David J. Bird, Senior Counsel, CFPB
Daren Blomquist, VP, Market Economics,
Stephen M. Hladik, Partner, HOF Law Group and Legal League 100 Chair
Julie Moran, Senior Executive Counsel, Orlans PC
Join our panel as they discuss what you need to know as the moratoria come to an end. What will the new CFPB rules and regulations be? Plus, updates on UDAAP case law, Attorney General concerns as moratoria lifts and foreclosures resume, and discussion on other current issues.

Applying the American Rescue Plan Act and the End of Forbearance Plans

Presented by: Legal League 100 Special Initiatives Working Group 
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 
Presenters: Marissa Yaker, Managing Attorney of Foreclosure, Padgett Law Group will moderate this session.
Panelists include 
Ryan Bourgeois, General Counsel and Partner, BDF Law Group; Michelle Garcia Gilbert, Managing Partner, Gilbert Garcia Group; Seth Greenhill, Bankruptcy Attorney, Padgett Law Group; Stephen Hladik, The HOF Law Group; and J. Anthony Van Ness, Van Ness Law Firm. 
In this complimentary webinar, join Legal League 100’s Special Initiatives Working Group to learn how to apply the American Rescue Plan Act to troubled homeowners, curb relevant loss mitigation in the CFPB, and details on current FHA, VA, and USDA forbearance plans.

Demand Letter vs. NOI

Presented by: Stern & Eisenberg Attorneys at Law
Date & Time: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Steven Eisenberg, President & CEO
Darlene Blythe, Esquire, Delaware attorney
Catherine Di Lorenzo, Esquire, Managing Delaware attorney
Please join Stern & Eisenberg for a webinar highlighting the differences between the contract and the law throughout their multistate footprint. The presentation will focus on Delaware as the primary example while also examining New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 & Temporary Changes to the Bankruptcy Code

Presented by: Stern & Eisenberg Attorneys at Law
Date & Time: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Steven Eisenberg, President & CEO
Steven Kelly, Esquire
Please join Stern & Eisenberg’s Managing Bankruptcy Attorney, Steven Kelly, Esquire, and President & CEO, Steven K. Eisenberg, Esquire, MBA, for a webinar elaborating on the Act.

West Virginia’s Power of Attorney & Assignment of Mortgage/Deed of Trust Webinar

Presented by: Stern & Eisenberg Attorneys at Law
Date & Time: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Steven Eisenberg, President & CEO
Ryan Keesee, Stern & Eisenberg Managing Attorney for West Virginia
Co-hosted by The Legal League 100 and Stern & Eisenberg, we will discuss the review of the underlying security interest/deed that assumes the trust has been properly filed in accordance with West Virginia Code §40-1-9. This code requires all interest in real estate to be recorded.

Navigating the Eviction Moratorium Process During COVID-19

Presented by: Stern & Eisenberg Attorneys at Law
Date & Time: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Steven Eisenberg, CEO
Jillian Canfrini, Evictions Managing Paralegal
• Cost-effective strategies and alternatives
• Landlord protections
• Delays/issues
• Stern & Eisenberg Process

2020 Webinars

Taking a Closer Look at the CFPB Final Rule on the FDCPA – December 16, 2020

Presented by: Padgett Law Group
Laura K. Conrad, VP and General Counsel
Marissa M. Yaker, Managing Attorney of Foreclosure of Padgett Law Group
With the announcement of the final rule by the CFPB to restate and clarify prohibitions regarding FDCPA, we want to delve into discussing some highlights:
• How consumers may set limits on debt collection communications to reflect their preferences and limitations on communicating with third parties about a consumer’s debt
• Methods of communication allowed under the final rule
• Provisions on disputes and record retention

Going Digital: Understanding the Foreclosure Process on Digital Mortgages – July 29, 2020

Presented by: Orlans PC
Regina Slowey, Esq., Managing Litigation Attorney
John E. Tarburton, Esq., Lead Delaware Attorney
Explore the fundamentals and complexities of foreclosures on digital mortgage loans during this one-hour webinar which will also include:
• What a digital mortgage loan is
• Federal and state regulatory framework
• Getting it right at origination
• Foreclosing on eMortgages
• Litigation trends and issues

Judicial State Focus

Presented by:
Diaz Anselmo Lindberg, PA
The attorneys of Diaz Anselmo and Lindberg discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on a judicial timeline, forbearances and defense practices. Below is also some additional information if you need it.
-Court delays
-Payment application
-Potential for forbearance issues raised in litigation
-Statute of limitations
Defense Practices
-Post moratorium requests to stay
-Moratorium related discovery

The World of Federal Foreclosures and Evictions

Presented by:
The Margolin & Weinreb Law Group, LLP
C. Lance Margolin, Partner Emeritus, REO and Eviction Services
Alan Weinreb, Senior Partner
We will explore two diverse topics for the mortgage default industry – foreclosure and post-foreclosure eviction departments in particular. Topic Highlights: 1. What is a Federal Foreclosure? What are the requirements for the Federal Courts? How does it differ from a State Court Foreclosure action? 2. Decisions received from Federal Court. 3. Post-foreclosure evictions in New York – legislative update. 4. Effects on post-foreclosure eviction actions. 5. Best practice recommendation for post-foreclosure eviction actions in New York.

The State Attorney General: An Overview of UDAAP Regulation in Pennsylvania – March 2020

Presented by:
Stephen Hladik
Onorato & Federman
Overview of the Attorney General and the Bureau of Consumer Protection
Review of the legislation that created the Bureau and granted investigative powers
Subpoena and Investigative Powers
Pennsylvania’s UDAAP statute: the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law
Overview of the UTPCPL and how it interacts with other legislation
The new proposed UDAAP regulations: new definitions for UDAAP conduct
New powers to utilize subpoenaed materials
How the new investigative powers affect servicers
How servicers can respond: what are the potential remedies?

Nevada Default Update – February 19, 2020

Presented by:
Stephen Dolembo, Associate Litigation Attorney, ZBS Law, LLP
Shadd Wade, Managing Litigation Attorney, ZBS, Law, LLP
Overview: Nevada’s Statutes of Limitations/Statute of Repose for liens on Real Property & Nevada’s Revived Foreclosure Mediation Program


Litigation from Coast to Coast: What to Expect in 2020 – January 15, 2020

Presented by:
The Litigation partners of McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC
Jane Bond, Managing Partner, Florida Litigation
Michael Gonzales, Managing Partner, California Litigation
Rich Haber, Managing Partner, New York & New Jersey Litigation
Geoffrey Milne, Managing Partner, Connecticut Litigation
Marcos Posada, Managing Partner, Illinois Litigation
Will Tate, Managing Partner, Alabama, Georgia & Mississippi Litigation
Overview: From the issues in California to the litigation in Connecticut, the partners of McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce will bring you up to date on how to defend the most problematic causes of action.


2019 Webinars

Florida Litigation Attorney Fees – August 21, 2019

Presented by:
Allison Morat, Partner, Bitman O’Brien & Morat, PLLC
Morgan Bates, Associate Attorney, Bitman O’Brien & Morat, PLLC
Overview: General discussion on where the right to attorney’s fees derives from in a mortgage foreclosure / Overview of the Law in Florida on Attorney’s Fees in Mortgage Foreclosures


Homeowners’ Association Liens – June 19, 2020

Presented by: 
Michelle Gilbert, President/CEO, Gilbert Garcia Group
Eric Phillips, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP
Overview: What are the rules of the road when a Homeowners’ Association (HOA) places a lien on a property, forecloses a property, and once the foreclosure sale has occurred? This webinar will cover the latest developments and legislative activity surrounding this highly dynamic area of the law.


Navigating the Cloud – May 15, 2019

Presented by: 
Andrew J. Boylan, Partner, McCarthy Hotlhus, LLP
Overview: Reverse Mortgage Products: Savior or Scam?
Is all the scrutiny justified?
HECM Mortgage Letters


Bankruptcy & GSE Updates: 2018 Wrap-up and 2019 Outlooks – January 16, 2019

Presented by: 
Keena Newmark, Managing Attorney of Bankruptcy Operations, Padgett Law Group
Steven Kelly, Managing Attorney of Bankruptcy, Stern & Eisenberg
Overview: Covering critical updates on GSE regulations and the latest shifts in foreclosure and bankruptcy practices, this informative webinar will explore the developments that financial services attorneys need to know right now and how they should be preparing for impending changes.


2018 Webinars

Developments in Vacant and Abandoned Property Law – November 28, 2018

Presented by:
Stephen Hladik
Overview: This webinar will discuss state statutes in effect, states with legislation pending, and an overview of what a model definition of “vacant” or “abandoned” property should be on a national level.

The Tech Revolution – August 22, 2018

Presented by: 
Michelle Garcia Gilbert & Katie Jo Keeling
Overview: Blockchain, E-Signatures, Notarization of E-Documents, the effect of Technology on Origination, Enforcement and future applications of Fintech in mortgage servicing.


Complex Default Litigation Update – July 24, 2018

Presented by: 
Ryan Bourgeois & Dustin Dreher
Overview: This webinar will discuss the latest issues being litigated under UPAP, FDCPA, RESPA and complex foreclosure rules.


Evictions: Regulatory and Litigation Update – June 13, 2018

Presented by: 
Jenna Baum & Gregory J. Sanda
Overview: This webinar will discuss current trends occurring during the eviction process and issues that mortgage servicers should take into consideration moving forward.