Underwriting Expert Witnesses

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Underwriting expert witness candidates typically have backgrounds in economicsbankinglending, actuarial science, and/or are Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU). Representative matters that have required an underwriter involved legal issues pertaining to:

Representing the plaintiff or defendant, litigation support work by an underwriting expert witness could include document review, an expert report, expert opinion, deposition testimony, and/or expert testimony in the courtroom. In addition, clients may seek a banking or insurance industry expert for pre-litigation consulting services.

Cahn Litigation Services is the expert witness placement service provider of choice by law firm clients to locate expert witnesses that can support financial services matters, including cases involving underwriting.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Underwriting experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Underwriting landscape.

Expert Witness #266541

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.

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Expert Witness #259991

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

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Expert Witness #266484

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.

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Expert Witness #260136

This expert is a HUD certified counselor. This expert has undergone specific FHA training on underwriting and current FHA guidelines and rules. This expert has access to the most current FHA manuals. This expert also has access to FHA documentation to prove if an application was submitted to FHA in a timely manner, and the official reasons for the FHA application decline, if there was one. This expert also has access to FHA licensure information and show documentation that there is no such thing as a "straw broker" for a licensed MLO to work through. This expert has significant expert witness experience and attorney references.

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Expert Witness #209971

This expert has many years of experience in the mortgage business and credit field and a complete understanding of credit scoring, credit reporting, dispute verification, mortgage underwriting, mortgage origination, mortgage pricing including yield spread premium. This expert's past mortgage experience includes sub-prime, Atl A, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and VA. This expert has reviewed over 15,000 tri merged credit reports with mortgage applicants and has a complete understanding of how reporting errors can affect the consumer's ability to borrow. This expert is fully qualified to testify and has testimony experience with:

-  Credit Scoring
-  The FICO component of credit scoring
-  The credit dispute process
-  The mortgage underwriting process and qualifications
-  The damages that credit errors have
-  FCRA, FACTA, FDCPA and Identity Theft

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Expert Witness #266507

This expert is an expert in residential and commercial mortgage underwriting and finance. This expert has underwritten financing for 800+ homes to be marketed to VA loan eligible veterans, and for a bank this expert structured and underwrote $150 million in commercial debt financing for acquisition and development projects. This expert also structured, underwrote and closed $25+ million in conventional, government-insured and jumbo residential loans. This expert has worked as expert witness providing expertise in real investment valuation, loan financing, and market and financial analysis in a Federal housing discrimination lawsuit. This expert holds an MBA and Master in Architecture.

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Expert Witness #247315

This expert has many years' experience with financial institutions, and specifically with the lending, underwriting, and refinancing of real estate transactions. This expert has been designated as an expert witness in over eighty matters and has extensive experience in drafting expert reports for both state and federal litigation matters. This expert's skill as an expert witness brings to bear experience as a Bank President, the CEO of a mortgage brokerage, and Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at more than one lending institution. This expert understands the complexities of financing and refinancing and has had direct responsibility for lending and its ancillary evaluation tasks.

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Expert Witness #251640

This expert founded and heads an insurance consulting firm that focuses specifically on Directors & Officers, and Errors and Omissions policies. This expert is also considered to be an authority on standard of care, bad faith claims, duty to pay, and carrier responsibility. This expert has worked extensively with surplus and excess policies and has been a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. This expert has held executive positions in insurance agencies or consultancies. This expert has strong experience providing litigation support services in insurance matters and has written expert reports, given deposition testimony and provided trial testimony when required.

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Expert Witness #258530

This expert is an expert in the areas of labor economics, finance, and actuarial science. This expert has extensive testifying and consulting experience. This expert has led international teams on large consulting engagements as well as been retained and testified for both plaintiff and defense counsel as an expert regarding economic damages.

This expert has conducted wage loss analyses for children and adults, across a variety of occupations and industries, from sole proprietorships to unions. Additionally, this expert has extensive experience determining economic damages associated with commercial damage claims across a wide array of industries.

This expert is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), and has considerable experience in the insurance industry including pricing, reserving, underwriting, risk management, and product development.

This expert has presented and lectured at universities throughout the country.

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Expert Witness #260006

This expert is an active lender with many years of experience in Banking, Finance, and Real Estate Lending, and is experienced in Trial and Deposition Testimony. This expert was in the commercial banking industry for many years before leaving to form a commercial Real Estate lending company. This firm is a licensed Finance Lender and Bureau of Real Estate Broker. The company provides services to banks, non-banks, and individuals in need of creative financing solutions.

With many years of experience in banking and real estate, this expert's market knowledge and transactional experience has allowed this expert to work in a consulting and expert witness capacity for many clients over the years. This expert has transacted hundreds of real estate and non-real estate loan negotiations in times of economic growth as well as downturns in the economy. This expert's extensive credit background arms this expert with the understanding of how banks and other lenders operate internally.

This expert is a licensed Real Estate Broker and the firm is a Finance Lender and Broker. This expert's areas of expertise include:

-  Lending Policies, Custom and Practice/Lender Liability
-  Broker Standards of Care and Fiduciary Responsibility
-  Loan Underwriting and Credit Administration
-  Loan Process and Bank Loan Restructure/Workout Process
-  Note Valuations/Collateral Review
-  Litigation and Discovery Consulting
-  Banking Operations/Administration
-  Specialty Niche in SBA Real Estate Lending
-  Construction RE Lending & Administration
-  Expert reports adherent to Federal Rule 26
-  Loan Syndication/Secondary Market Loan Sales
-  Title Insurance Cases

This expert has been providing expert witness and consulting services. This expert has been designated over 65 times as an expert in 7 different states concerning matters relating to lending, real estate, construction finance, SBA lending, brokerage, hard money lending and investment issues. This expert's experience includes both Federal and State court cases where he has provided deposition testimony, trial testimony and arbitration testimony.

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