Fighting Reverse Mortgages

Webinar Date: 
March 22, 2017

Although recent law changes have made reverse mortgages less potentially catastrophic for seniors, these financial products remain problematic. Older adults will continue to struggle to keep their homes, especially as the baby boomer population ages. As long as reverse mortgages exist, attorneys will be needed to fight abusive practices. This webinar is geared to attorneys with an intermediate knowledge of foreclosures who are seeking to understand how to handle reverse mortgage cases.

What You Will Learn

•    How to spot the issues and help seniors considering reverse mortgages
•    How to defend reverse mortgage foreclosure
•    How to make a RESPA claim against a reverse mortgage lender


Jeffrey Golant is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law. He began his career as an Assistant Public Defendant in West Palm Beach Florida. In 2006, he founded The Law Offices of Jeffrey N. Golant, P.A., which is a consumer protection law firm located in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area that has  a focus on advocating for consumers involved in disputes with mortgage servicers and insurance companies. Jeffrey and his firm represent consumers throughout the state of Florida. 

Amy P. Hennen is the Managing Attorney for Housing and Consumer Law at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the oldest and largest provider of pro bono civil legal services to low-income Marylanders. Amy provides mentoring for volunteer attorneys and oversees MVLS’s initiatives on tax sale, foreclosure, student loans, and debt buyers. Amy previously worked for Maryland Legal Aid and prior to that, worked as a debt collection attorney. In her spare time, she provides volunteer tax preparation and financial coaching through the Baltimore CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Campaign. Amy holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. 

Kimberly Sanchez is the current Executive Director and former Advocacy and Deputy Director at Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF). After graduating from the University Of Miami School Of Law in 2005, Ms. Sanchez began her legal career in the public interest with Legal Services of Greater Miami, where she worked on housing cases. After a stint in private practice representing Central Florida consumers, she then came to CLSMF where she led CLSMF’s Housing and Fair Housing Units until her promotion to Advocacy/Deputy Director. Ms. Sanchez has taught as an adjunct professor at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law and the University of Miami School of Law.

Attendee Praise for the Webinar

"Very good introductory overview with sample documents. Helpful "traps for the unwary" and what has been successful and what has not been successful so we don't waste time spinning our wheels on arguments that are unlikely to be effective. Also, learning that what is required and what actually happens - so we don't tell someone that the other side must send a response in 15 days, which could make us look ineffective or like we don't know what we are doing." 


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