Firm Announcements

■ Alan Wolf to speak at the 2016 ACI Conference in Washington, DC

President & Managing Attorney Alan S. Wolf, will be speaking at the American Conference Institute’s Bank & Non-Bank Forum on Mortgage Servicing Compliance which will be held at The Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC from Thursday, November 30 to Friday, December 1, 2016.

Please join Alan S. Wolf who will be discussing some new CFPB changes in the following session:

Default Servicing Update: The Latest Trends and  Challenges in Foreclosure, REO, Emerging Statute  of Limitations Issues, Homeowners Association
“Super-Lien” Risks, Pending Changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Beyond

Thursday, December 1,, 2016 from 9:00 am-9:05 am

This panel will discuss:

  •  State foreclosure laws and the latest Statute of Limitations issues

  • Recent issues surrounding zombie foreclosures and how servicers should be dealing with them

  •  Addressing unique troubleshooting situations that arise in the foreclosure process; (e.g. when you’ve already started the foreclosure process and realize that you failed to satisfy a requirement, what do you do?)

  • Foreclosure and bankruptcy discharge litigation trends (including class action trends)

  • Overview of pending changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedures and their anticipated implementation challenges

  • The latest risks and activity associated with HOA “super priority liens”

  • Strategies for servicers servicing loans in super-lien states

For more information or to register for this event, please visit the American Conference Institute’s Bank & Non-Bank Forum on Mortgage Servicing Compliance.

■ Kayo Manson-Tompkins Speaking at United Trustees Association Dinner Event

Kayo Manson-TompkinsOn April 23, 2015, The United Trustees Association will be hosting an OC Dinner Event that will focus on the topic of Trustee File Transfers. Kayo Manson-Tompkins, Managing Eviction & Foreclosure Attorney for The Wolf Firm, will be serving as a panelist. The dinner will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Embassy Suites in Santa Ana, CA.

The registration deadline is April 16. For more information and to register, please visit:

http://unitedtrustees.com/pdf/flyerOC2015April.pdf

■ Members Speaking at the March USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar

The USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar will be taking place at the InterContinental New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA from Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to Friday, March 20, 2015. Several members of The Wolf Firm will be in attendance at this event including:

  • Alan S. Wolf: President & Managing Attorney
  • Scott J. Jackson: Executive Vice President & Managing National Eviction Group Attorney
  • Krys Fuller Delk: Director of Operations
  • Caren Jacobs Castle: Senior Mortgage Servicing Attorney
  • Kayo Manson-Tompkins: Managing Eviction & Foreclosure Attorney

Wednesday, March 18

Caren Castle_5x7 300dpi (2)Default Servicing 101 Super Session

Wednesday, March 18 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Caren Jacobs Castle, Senior Mortgage Servicing Attorney at The Wolf Firm

 

Thursday, March 19

Krys Fuller DelkBest Practices on Billing

Thursday, March 19 from 8:45am to 10:15am

Krys Fuller Delk, Director of Operations at The Wolf Firm

 

Kayo Manson-TompkinsLatest Eviction, REO Challenges & Title Clearance

Thursday, March 19 from 8:45am to 10:15am

Kayo Manson-Tompkins, Managing Eviction & Foreclosure Attorney at The Wolf Firm

 

Krys Fuller DelkCompliance & Audits

Thursday, March 19 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Krys Fuller Delk, Director of Operations at The Wolf Firm

 

Kayo Manson-TompkinsManaging Occupied & Unoccupied Properties

Thursday, March 19 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Kayo Manson-Tompkins, Managing Eviction & Foreclosure Attorney at The Wolf Firm

 

Scott Jackson- profile 2The New Normal in FC Process

Thursday, March 19 from 3:15pm to 4:45pm

Scott J. Jackson, Executive Vice President & Managing National Eviction Group Attorney at The Wolf Firm

 

Alan S. Wolf Impacts of CFPB & Servicing Regulations – Part 1

Thursday, March 19 from 3:15pm to 4:45pm

Alan S. Wolf, President & Managing Attorney at The Wolf Firm

 

 

Friday, March 20

Caren Castle_5x7 300dpi (2)Impacts of CFPB & Servicing Regulations – Part 2

Friday, March 20 from 9:00am to 10:30am

Caren Jacobs Castle, Senior Mortgage Servicing Attorney at The Wolf Firm

 

 

For more information or to register for this event, please visit USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar.

■ Alan S. Wolf Selected for Inclusion in “Best Lawyers”

Alan S. Wolf Alan S. Wolf, President and Managing Attorney of The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law.  Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey.  Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.  Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.  Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Mr. Wolf was the lead attorney in the landmark bankruptcy cramdown case of Enewally v. Wash. Mut. Bank (In re Enewally), 368 F.3d 1165 (9th Cir. Cal. 2004).  He has served as the Chair of the California Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Services Committee (1994-1995) and Co-Chair (1995-1996), helped found the USFN and served as a member of the USFN Board of Directors (1990-1996).  Mr. Wolf lectures extensively throughout the country on a variety of loan servicing and mortgage banking issues.  He has also written many articles for leading mortgage banking trade journals including Mortgage Banking Magazine, Servicing Management, California Finance, the CTA Newsletter and USFN Report and has authored sections in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Handbook on Loan Administration and two chapters in the Mortgage Servicers National Reference Directory.  Mr. Wolf is a member of the State Bar of California, a fellow in the College of Mortgage Attorneys, and is a member of a variety of mortgage industry trade groups. He is AV rated, listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent Lawyers, was selected as one of the 2006 Southern California Super Lawyers as published in Los Angeles Magazine. Mr. Wolf is a 1977 cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and a 1980 graduate of Southwestern University School of Law.

For over 25 years, The Wolf Firm has provided a broad array of legal and related services throughout California and nationally to lenders, servicers, investors, governmental agencies and other members of the financial services community. From simple routine work, to highly complex Bankruptcy and Litigation matters, The Wolf Firm is committed to an approach that results in strategic, cost-effective solutions specifically directed to the requirements of the particular matter and the expectations of each client. The Firm’s Departments include Litigation, Bankruptcy, Judicial and Non-Judicial Foreclosure, California Unlawful Detainer/Eviction, National Eviction Management, Loss Mitigation, Escrow/Closing, Regulatory Compliance, Transactional and Labor & Employment.

■ Eric D. Dean Speaking at the Commercial R.E. & Lending Conference

Eric D. Dean Please join us at the COMMERCIAL R.E. & LENDING CONFERENCE to be held at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PST). Eric D. Dean, Senior Litigation & Transactions Attorney for The Wolf Firm, will be speaking on the topic of Due Diligence in the afternoon session.
To learn more or to register with a 10% discount, please visit:

■ The Wolf Firm Receives the 2014 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence

The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation, has once again been honored with the USFN Diamond Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence is given annually to USFN Member firms who meet rigorous standards which evaluate professional activities, industry volunteerism, and community and charitable involvement by the firm. Recipients are honored each year at USFN’s Annual Member Education Retreat held in the late fall.  USFN, founded in 1988, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious trade association of law firms and trustee companies which focus on creditors’ rights.  The Award of Excellence program was initiated in 1993 to recognize and encourage Member firms to develop and maintain high standards of excellence in service to industry clients and to their community.

The Wolf Firm has won the Award of Excellence every year since its inception and is the only law firm in California to have been so honored.  The Wolf Firm is nationally recognized as a leader in the mortgage banking industry.  Firm members hold positions of leadership in various industry groups, speak at national industry events and have published articles in leading industry trade publications.

For over 25 years, The Wolf Firm has provided a broad array of legal and related services throughout California to lenders, servicers, investors, governmental agencies and other members of the financial services community. From simple routine work, to highly complex Bankruptcy and Litigation matters, The Wolf Firm is committed to an approach that results in strategic, cost-effective solutions specifically directed to the requirements of the particular matter and the expectations of each client. The Firm’s Departments include Litigation, Bankruptcy, Judicial and Non-Judicial Foreclosure, California Unlawful Detainer/Eviction, National Eviction Management, Loss Mitigation, Escrow/Closing, Regulatory Compliance, Transactional and Labor & Employment.

■ Robert J. Jackson & Associates Has Merged Into The Wolf Firm

On September 2, 2014, the law firm of Robert J. Jackson & Associates, Inc. (“Jackson”), and its National Eviction Management Group, merged into The Wolf Firm. Now The Wolf Firm can provide exceptional national eviction management in addition to the traditional services offered by the firm including best-in-class California litigation, judicial and non-judicial foreclosure, bankruptcy, eviction, closing and regulatory compliance legal services.

Scott J. Jackson, Esq. has become an Executive Vice President of The Wolf Firm and chair of its new National Eviction Group. Additionally, Parnaz PartoSonia Plesset and Robert Jackson have also joined the firm.

For over 25 years both firms have consistently provided exemplary services to the financial servicing industry. We look forward to continuing that proud tradition far into the future.

■ Members Speaking at the June USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar

The USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar will be taking place at the The Peapody Memphis Hotel in Memphis, TN from Wednesday, June 4, 2014 to Friday, June 6, 2014.  Several employees of The Wolf Firm will be attending this event including:

  • Alan S. Wolf: President & Managing Attorney
  • Krys Fuller Delk: Director of Operations
  • Kayo Manson-Tompkins: Managing Eviction & Foreclosure Attorney

We hope to see you at this event, and if you get the chance, please try to attend the following panel discussions being lead by our team members:

Impacts of CFPB & Servicing Regulations Part 2 • Friday, June 6 from 9:00am to 11:00am

Alan S. Wolf, President and Managing Attorney at The Wolf Firm, will be a panelist on the session entitled, “Impacts of CFPB & Servicing Regulations Part 2” which will be held on Friday, June 6 from 9:00am to 11:00am. In this session, Mr. Wolf will be part of a roundtable discussion on the recently effective CFPB Servicing Regulations and discuss the known impacts on Mortgage Servicing. The panel will cover the nuts and bolts of the applicable regulations and will then discuss the measures necessary for effective compliance. This session will help attendees gain a better understanding of t he information requests and error resolution processes, the new periodic payment statements, and rules concerning force place insurance. Finally, the panelists will cover any current cases and recent updates to the regulation.

Latest Eviction/ REO Challenges & Title Clearance • Thursday, June 5 from 8:45am to 10:15am

Kayo Manson-Tompkins, Managing Eviction & Foreclosure Attorney at The Wolf Firm, will be a panelist on the session entitled, “Latest Eviction/REO Challenges & Title Clearance” which will be held on Thursday, June 5 from 8:45am to 10:15am. In this session, Ms. Manson-Tompkins will be part of a roundtable, interactive discussion, with counsel from multiple jurisdictions, on topics including resolving title, tax, and HOA issues, and closing best practices. Title issues and REO properties have seen a change. Title issues continue to exist post foreclosure. We still see the “ usual suspects” such as breaks in the chain of title and description discrepancies. But now, we see title companies calling foreclosure actions into question. Come join this panel as they delve into the newest title issues being raised, what measures can be taken pre foreclosure (if any), and what can be done post foreclosure to get title cleared quickly.

Best Practices in Billing • Thursday, June 5 from 8:45am-10:15am

Krys Fuller Delk, Director of Operations at The Wolf Firm, will be the Lead Facilitator for the session entitled, “Best Practices in Billing” which will be held on Thursday, June 5 from 8:45am-10:15am. In the ever changing landscape of mortgage servicing, it can be difficult to keep track of each client’s requirements and standard operating procedures for submitting invoices. This session will provide an open forum where both servicers and attorneys can discuss the challenges they face to properly submit invoices and have them reviewed in a timely manner. Further discussion will cov er what to do to ensure you are promptly paid for the work completed. The panel and attendees can share insight on these issues and discuss best practices to ensure that this vital function is performed seamlessly and efficiently.

Managing Occupied and Unoccupied Properties • Thursday, June 5 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Kayo Manson-Tompkins, Managing Eviction & Foreclosure Attorney at The Wolf Firm, will be a panelist on the session entitled, “Managing Occupied and Unoccupied Properties” which will be held on Thursday, June 5 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. In this session, Ms. Manson-Tompkins will cover Evictions and the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act and discuss state specific hot topics in managing occupied and unoccupied properties. This session will also cover contact with owners and tenants and alternatives to eviction and examine the frequent types of responses and litigation associated with occupied and unoccupied properties.

Compliance & Audits • Thursday, June 5 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Krys Fuller Delk, Director of Operations at The Wolf Firm, will be a panelist for the session entitled, “Compliance and Audits” which will be held on Thursday, June 5 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. In this session, Ms. Fuller Delk, along with the other panelists, will discuss the current pressures faced by mortgage lenders and loan servicers to comply with their oversight entities, the current requirements placed on their counsel and the path to future communication and efficient review between the participants. The discussion will review industry best practices and engage other members of the se rvicing community with insight, collaboration and cutting edge discussion on these critical facets of daily interaction.

For more information or to register for this event, please visit USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar.