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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Loan Fraud experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Loan Fraud landscape.
This expert has many years of experience in the consumer credit industry. This expert is quite familiar with credit reporting standards. While with credit reporting agency, this expert served as a Quality Assurance Specialist, a Team manager responsible for reviewing, modifying or correcting well over 100,000 consumer credit reports. This expert also managed the Fraud Investigation Team functions, including the dispute reinvestigation process and adherence to productivity and quality expectations. This expert has worked as a Finance and Insurance Manager responsible for working directly with lenders to secure financing. This expert's duties included pulling and analyzing credit reports and FICO scores and matching applicant credit risk with the most appropriate loan product, given the consumer's credit history and score. As the founder of a credit consultancy, this expert has been retained over 60 times and has testified against the CRA's in depositions multiple times.
This expert brings to the table many years of transactional, public and private commercial and real estate finance, legal and bank consulting experience. This expert currently provides a range of financial services to financial institutions, borrowers and domestic and foreign private and institutional investors in connection with risk management, structuring, placing and conducting due diligence in commercial and real estate financing transactions. This expert serves as an expert witness and provides litigation support in cases involving contract disputes and complex public and commercial finance matters involving legal malpractice, credit facilities and debtor and creditor rights.
Based upon experience representing banks, finance companies, borrowers, purchasers and sellers and public entities in conventional and innovative financings, this expert provides select litigation support and expert services in contract disputes, commercial and residential real estate, lender liability, legal malpractice, public finance, complex lending and credit facilities, and financial fraud cases. This expert's experience spans many years of due diligence, structuring, closing and restructuring public and commercial financial transactions on behalf of lenders; county, state and federal authorities and issuers; underwriters; finance companies; private equity and hedge fund investors; and borrowers.
This expert has provided legal, advisory and consulting services to companies, financial institutions, state banking regulators and the federal government in emerging credit risk management techniques, developing "best practice" underwriting and due diligence guidelines and oversight procedures, bank mergers and acquisitions, special assets and work-outs, and developing regulatory compliant commercial lending policies, processes and procedures to meet financial crisis concerns and emerging laws and regulations.
This expert has served as an expert in cases involving lender liability, legal malpractice, mergers and acquisitions, complex public and commercial lending and leasing transactions, Whole Bank Acquisitions and Shared-Loss matters, fraud and gross negligence, creditor's rights, bankruptcy, and other matters requiring niche lending and contract expertise. Three of these cases were nationally recognized and several were cases of first impression.
This expert has also acted as an interim executive of several companies involved in turn-arounds including a real estate development company. This expert has assisted a number of companies financing efforts offshore and domestically including the capital raising efforts of approved EB5 Regional centers.
This expert has practiced law for many years for a number of law firms.
This expert has been a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Turn Around Management Association, Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Commercial Finance Association, Association of Corporate Growth, Risk Management Association, a State Bankers Association, and a Development Counsel.
This expert has lectured and taught on a variety of topics, including lender liability; cross-border transactions; Sarbanes Oxley/FASB; Equipment Leasing; Factoring; Asset Based Lending; Ship Mortgages and finance; real estate development, special assets and creditors' rights; commercial loan documentation; and credit risk management in commercial loan portfolios and shared-loss compliance.
This expert became an expert witness many years ago testifying in both State and Federal courts on mortgage fraud, the loan process, the role and duties of borrower, loan originator, processor, appraiser, underwriter, document drawer, funder, escrow officer, title officer and county recorder. As a fraud expert this expert has presented before the FBI, DA, DRE and insurance investigators at the white-collar crime fraud prevention task force. This expert is a licensed DRE Broker and has a NMLS designation. This expert has been in the mortgage and lending business for many years and has worked in both the corporate and personal arenas.
This expert specializes in derivatives, structured finance/securitization, finance and securities matters. This expert's experience includes asset-backed securities (ABS) of various types, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), mortgage-backed securities (MBS), collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), credit default swaps (CDS), interest rate swaps, credit-linked notes (CLNs), repurchase ("repo") agreements and securities fraud.
As a transactional attorney this expert has been an Associate, Special Counsel or Partner at several of the leading transactional law firms in the United States. As an expert witness and/or consultant, this expert has worked with many of the leading litigation firms, and leading litigation departments of full-service firms, in the country.
This expert has drafted, reviewed and negotiated 100s of interest rate swap agreements. At one time this expert was the main swaps attorney for a firm, which at the time was the leading swaps dealer in the world. As legal representative to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) this expert was heavily involved in the drafting and negotiation of the Master Agreement forms that are still used throughout the swaps industry. This expert has served as an expert witness and consultant in a number of cases involving interest rate swaps.
This expert is often called upon to participate in or moderate various seminars.
This expert served as Chairman of the Structured Finance Committee of a State Bar Association. This expert is listed on American Arbitration Association's roster of arbitrators.
This expert leads a national consulting practice. This expert specializes in a wide array of real estate and mortgage specialties, including bank fraud, mortgage origination, underwriting, and sub-prime/stated income fraud analysis. This expert provides litigation consulting and expert witness services, as well as financial research and damage calculations.
This expert’s firm has been retained in over 500 civil and criminal cases, and worked with clients as varied as banks, insurance companies, state government agencies and escrow companies. Two cases concerned FHA brokerage operations. Some of the services this expert provides include:
Litigation Consulting in Civil & Criminal Cases
Mortgage Document Review and Analysis
Evaluation of Bank Underwriting Practices
Evaluation of FHA/VA Underwriting Practices
Lenders' Standards of Care & Due Diligence
Predatory Lending Abuses
Mortgage Broker Malpractice
Real Estate Broker Standards and Practices
Title Issues (title chain, zoning) and Interpretation
Escrow and Title Procedures & Closing Practices
Real Estate-Related Economic Damages
Short Sale Fraud & Wrongful Foreclosure Actions
Lenders' Misconduct in Processing Loan Modifications
Dual-tracking: Loan Modification Concurrent with Foreclosure
This expert is a banking executive with many years of experience in underwriting, mortgages, and loans. This expert is a Certified Residential Appraiser, and is also certified in credit risk. This expert has extensive testifying experience at deposition and trial in both state and federal cases (including class actions). Expert witness engagements have involved residential mortgages, underwriting, predatory lending, commercial loans, fraud, truth in lending, lender liability, loan servicing, and USPAP compliance.
This expert has many years of banking and lending experience, specializing in credit risk. This expert completed a 4.5MM residential real estate case that required forensic evaluation of underwriting, appraisal process, collections, loan modification applications/decisions and compliance with government programs. The discovery in this case exceeded 60,000 pages and thousands of documents. This expert has completed a report and deposition of a $50MM fraud case requiring the evaluation of a multi-year relationship of underwriting, closing procedures, ongoing administration, collateral administration, financial information and analysis.
During and after the real estate crash in 2006-10, this expert was part of a specialized residential real estate team that evaluated thousands of defaulted mortgages coast to coast. This involved forensic evaluation of fraudulent activity in mortgage lending, compliance with government modification programs, foreclosure processes, appraisal processes, collections, underwriting and documentation. This expert led a forensic evaluation of a portfolio of fraudulently underwritten home mortgages perpetrated by a rogue staff of a bank branch and documented a package for the FBI/DOJ for prosecution. This expert has written expert witness reports and has been deposed.