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Addressing the Widows and Orphans Challenge

Friday November 01

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Central Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
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The Latest Developments in the Rules Governing Loan Assumptions and Modifications Following Death of Borrower

Why you should attend

This webinar will cover the latest developments in the rules governing loan assumptions and loan modifications following the death of the only named
borrower(s) (the "widows and orphans" problem). We will review recent GSE guidance on these issues, discuss servicer implementation of that guidance and provide practice tips for handling these situations.

Lisa Sitkin is Managing Attorney at Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA). Prior to joining HERA, Ms. Sitkin litigated civil rights, media law, intellectual property and advertising cases, as well as providing advice and counseling to newspapers, publishers, businesses and individuals on matters ranging from intellectual property to libel law to fair credit reporting. At HERA, Ms. Sitkin counsels individual clients, assists with predatory lending and related litigation, serves as a consumer advocate in communications with lenders, loan servicers and legislative bodies and assists with administration of the office. Since joining HERA, Ms. Sitkin has conducted numerous workshops and trainings regarding mortgages, foreclosures, loan modification and foreclosure rescue scams, including workshops produced by the Practicing Law Institute, the National Consumer Law Center and the State Bar of California. She is co-author of an article about post-foreclosure evictions, published in the July/August 2009 issue of the Clearinghouse Review. In the public policy arena, Ms. Sitkin has testified before the California legislature regarding the foreclosure crisis, loan modification procedures and foreclosure rescue scams. She participated in the working group that prepared San Francisco's foreclosure rescue scam ordinance and was a member of the coalition that drafted and supported SB 1275, a bill aimed at bringing greater transparency, accountability and fairness to loan modification and foreclosure procedures in California. Ms. Sitkin is a graduate of the Stanford Law School.

Registration Information

Wednesday, November 1st 2013
Webinar Time: 1:00-2:00 PM (CENTRAL)
Registration Fee: Members $25.00 Non-Members $50.00

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