Mortgage 101

Webinar Date: 
November 15, 2017


  • Practice Tips for Litigating Regulation X Cases
  • Strategies for Deposing Corporate Fact Witnesses
  • Loan Servicer Accounting Issues with Loan Modifications
  • Alleging Affirmative Consumer Claims in Housing Cases

Why These Videos Are Helpful

Are you interested in jumpstarting your mortgage practice? Do you want to learn the nuts and bolts of setting up a mortgage practice? Are you interested in finding affirmative claims that could save your clients' homes? Do you want to learn how to use Regulation X in your mortgage practice? Would you like to improve your depositions with fact witnesses? This webinars series is for intermediate-level practitioners.

What You Will Learn

  • How to draft and deliver Requests for Information (RFIs) and Notices of Error (NOEs) and determine how many are needed
  • How to spot the most common FDCPA and UDAP claims available to consumers in both the mortgage and residential landlord/tenant arenas
  • What issues to watch for when loan modifications are executed
  • How to identify fact witnesses and understand what they can, and can’t, contribute to your client’s case


David H. Abrams is passionate about creating opportunities for social and economic justice. He seeks to advocate for and explore new perspectives on what justice means in our lives and in our nation.

Stacy M. Bardo has dedicated her law practice for more than fifteen years to the protection of everyday people. Based in Chicago and the founder of Bardo Law, P.C., Stacy files suits for consumers who have been the victims of unlawful debt collection practices, consumer fraud, wrongful repossessions, inaccurate credit reporting, and problematic mortgage foreclosures. 

Jeff Gentes manages the Connecticut Fair Housing Center’s work on the fair lending and foreclosure prevention aspects of housing discrimination and co-supervises the Housing Clinic at Yale Law School.

Jeffrey Golant founded The Law Offices of Jeffrey N. Golant, P.A., a consumer protection law firm located in the Fort Lauderdale area that has a focus on advocating for consumers involved in disputes with mortgage servicers and insurance companies.

Jay Patterson is a forensic accountant and certified fraud examiner. He has been the owner of Full Disclosure LLC since 2007. His practice is limited to forensic and investigative accounting/auditing relating to mortgage loan servicing functions, securitization processes, document forensics, and standing issues.

Andrea Bopp Stark is an attorney at Molleur Law in Biddeford, Portland, and Auburn, Maine. Her work focuses on helping consumers who are overwhelmed with debt.

Karen Merrill Tjapkes is the supervising attorney of litigation and directs the Homeownership Preservation Project at Legal Aid of Western Michigan in Grand Rapids, MI. Her practice is concentrated primarily on consumer law, housing law, and mortgage litigation. 


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