ANSWERS 2021

Due to the continued concerns and issues surrounding COVID-19, the ALFN had to make the difficult decision to cancel the in-person portion of ANSWERS – ALFN’s 19th Annual Conference, which was scheduled for July 18-21, 2021 (Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, Bonita Springs, FL).  We are hosting this event online with the 9 educational sessions that were planned for this conference in a webinar format between July 27-August 24, 2021. 

We understand the pressures that COVID-19 and moratoriums have placed on our members and the servicing community, so we are offering these presentations free of charge to ALFN members and mortgage servicers.  Non-members may register for a $49 fee for each presentation (non-member fee only applies to law firms, foreclosure trustees, or ancillary service providers that aren't current paying ALFN members). This fee is not applicable to mortgage servicers, GSE's, ch. 13 trustees, or rating agencies. 

Discounted CLE for Attorneys is available at $100 per state (this covers your attendance to all 9 sessions with 9 hours of potential CLE credit).  

YOU CAN REGISTER FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL SESSION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BELOW, OR

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE FORM TO HAVE ALFN REGISTER YOU FOR ALL 9 WEBINAR SESSIONS, TO PURCHASE CLE CREDIT, OR FOR NON-MEMBER FEE PAYMENTS


UPCOMING SESSIONS

Legal Issues Linked To The Pandemic
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
12-1:15 PM Central Time (10:00-11:15 AM Pacific, 11:00-12:15 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern)
 
For over a year the pandemic has transformed the rules around foreclosure, eviction and title as we know it, which will be with us for many years into the future.  Simply put, the rules have changed, and law firms and servicers must adopt and adapt to these changes.  Rules will need interpretation and in many cases trial and error so that the appellate courts and legislatures can flush out any inconsistency, constitutional issues and in many cases how to apply and comply.
 
Moderator: Joseph A Camillo, Jr., Esq., Managing Partner, Brock & Scott, PLLC - Joseph.Camillo@brockandscott.com
 
Speakers:  Register Here for this session

Change Agents – An Interview With Some of the Industry’s Most Influential and Recognized Leaders
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
12-1:15 PM Central Time (10:00-11:15 AM Pacific, 11:00-12:15 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern)
 
Join us as we have an engaging dialogue with some of the top business leaders in our industry.  These individuals have weathered the ups and downs of the mortgage servicing industry, and will offer some valuable perspective into how they have had continued success and what they see for the future of our industry. 
 
Moderator:  Andrea Tromberg, Esq., Managing Member, Tromberg Morris & Poulin, PLLC - atromberg@tmppllc.com

Speakers:  Register Here for this session
The Future of Foreclosure
Friday, August 13, 2021
12-1:15 PM Central Time (10:00-11:15 AM Pacific, 11:00-12:15 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern)
 
The COVID pandemic affected just about every aspect of our lives since March 2020, and that includes the courts.  With the courts now backed up, how long will it take them to get back to normal, and how do we work with the courts to move files through?  What can we be doing to discuss with local courts and legislatures about systemic filing, and to avoid a back log in dockets? What COVID imposed processes still remain and have they become part of the “normal” process going forward.  What are the courts' expectations of foreclosure plaintiffs and their attorneys?  What does the future of foreclosures (Judicial & Non-Judicial) look like as we come through the COVID pandemic?  We will also review how to best navigate litigation issues with the courts, and will focus on current litigation matters that you should be aware of.
 
Moderator: Greg Sanda, Esq., Partner – New York, McMichael Taylor Gray, LLC - gsanda@mtglaw.com
 
Speakers:
  • Carolyn Taylor, Esq., Partner, Hughes Watters & Askanase, LLP – ctaylor@hwa.com
  • Randy Miller, Esq., President/CEO, Randall S. Miller & Associates - rmiller@rsmalaw.com
  • James Clarke, Esq., Senior Executive Counsel, Orlans PC - jclarke@orlans.com
  • Chris Carman, Litigation & Compliance Counsel, BSI Financial Services - Ccarman@bsifinancial.com
 Register Here for this session

Bankruptcy Post-Pandemic
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
12-1:15 PM Central Time (10:00-11:15 AM Pacific, 11:00-12:15 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern)
 
From CARES to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, mortgage servicers have had to engineer mandated Covid relief for application to and for borrowers in bankruptcy.   Forbearance notices, Covid supplemental claims, and motions to compel modification and early case discharge are all processes and requirements that have had a dramatic impact on debtors, trustees, and servicing in bankruptcy.   The panelists will review what we learned and what we expect to see in the second half of 2021 and early 2022 in reaction to these temporary requirements.   The panel will also revisit The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2020.  Experts in this area of practice will review the status of Subchapter V one year after implementation and court rulings concerning qualification, engagement, business debt requirements, retroactivity, and of course CARES Act application.    
 
Moderator:  Marcy Ford, Esq., Managing Partner, Trott Law - mford@trottlaw.com
 
Speakers:  Register Here for this session

Ethics in the Movies - The Sequel - A Tribute to John Grisham
Thursday, August 19, 2021
12-1:15 PM Central Time (10:00-11:15 AM Pacific, 11:00-12:15 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern)
 
Grab some popcorn and sit back in your recliner as you take on ethics from the standpoint of John Grisham's point of view.  Join us as we watch snippets from The Firm, The Client, The Pelican Brief, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, Runaway Jury, The Chamber, and The Gingerbread Man and the ethical dilemmas that arise.
 
Moderator:  Natalie Grigg, Esq., Partner, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP - ngrigg@woodsdefaultservices.com
 
Speakers:  Register Here for this session
Diversity in the Ranks for a New Default Servicing World
Monday, August 23, 2021
12-1:15 PM Central Time (10:00-11:15 AM Pacific, 11:00-12:15 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern)
 
With the new administration in D.C. has come stated goals to increase opportunities for minorities and women. This session is designed to review and discuss how default servicing companies and their attorney vendors have addressed diversity and can improve for the future.
 
Moderator: Tony Van Ness, Esq., Founder/Managing Attorney, Van Ness Law Firm - tvanness@vanlawfl.com
 
Speakers:  Register Here for this session
Challenges and New Requirements in Information Security and Data Privacy Protection
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
12-1:15 PM Central Time (10:00-11:15 AM Pacific, 11:00-12:15 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern)
 
Our panelists will plan to provide the latest information regarding information security (CPI), cyber threats in the default space, as well as other challenges and new requirements in information security.  We will also provide an overview of some recently passed legislation in certain states regarding consumer data privacy laws, and we will discuss the increasing data privacy concerns due to the globalized economy.  This session will inform you of the increasing regulatory challenges facing all information furnishers in the consumer credit industry.
 
Moderator:  Jan Duke, Chief Operating Officer, a360inc - jan.duke@a360inc.com
 
Speakers:
  • Alex Koskey, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E, PCIP, Shareholder, Baker Donelson - akoskey@bakerdonelson.com
  • James McDowell, Principal Intelligence Specialist, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority “FINRA” - jamesmcdowell615@gmail.com
  • Brad Osborne, Esq., Managing Attorney, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP - bosborne@hoflawgroup.com
Register Here for this session

PREVIOUSLY HELD SESSIONS

What to Expect in the Post-Pandemic Housing Market
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
12-1:15 PM Central Time (10:00-11:15 AM Pacific, 11:00-12:15 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern)
 
This session of mortgage industry and economic experts will discuss what the GSE's are seeing in terms of consumer sentiment towards listing and purchasing homes now that the pandemic is more under control, and the outlook for home sales and prices. We will also discuss the inflow of foreclosure and REO assets and the disposition strategies servicers are employing post-moratorium.  In addition, we plan to review what the MBA is seeing in the mortgage market, especially as it relates to delinquencies and defaults without the artificial constraints of government protection.
 
Moderator: Rick Sharga, Executive Vice President, RealtyTrac – rick.sharga@realtytrac.com
 
Speakers:   Click here for the video recording and materials for this session
Post-Moratoriums - Preparing for the Increase in Default Work
Thursday, July 29, 2021
12-1:15 PM Central Time (10:00-11:15 AM Pacific, 11:00-12:15 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern)
 
Law firm and servicer preparedness for the big uptick of default work expected in the months following the expiration of the federal and state moratoriums. We will be discussing such things as:  1. Strategizing Staffing Issues - A discussion of best practices for hiring & training as well as expectations on both the attorney and servicers sides based on the current state of the industry at conference time; 2. Best practices for providing a safe workplace environment; 3. The extent remote employees will be present post moratoria and the challenges associated therewith from privacy issues, monitoring issues to morale; 4.  Law Firm and Servicer Expectations regarding oversight - discussing such things as ramping up scorecarding; drilling down on timelines and responsiveness during what is expected to be a 2-3 year wave of default work.  5. Dealing with a backlog in the courts.   
 
Moderator:  Michelle Gilbert, Esq., Managing Partner, Gilbert Garcia Group, PA - mgilbert@gilbertgrouplaw.com
 
Speakers: Click here for the video recording and materials for this session 




ALFN’s Attorney Hardship Tuition Policy
Attorney attendees from select states who are unable to afford continuing legal education course registration fees due to financial hardship may apply for financial hardship assistance. A request for financial hardship assistance must be filed at least 30 days prior to the Attorney attendee registering for the program. To apply, please submit a request via email to Susan Rosen at 
srosen@alfn.org. Please include the attending Attorney’s name, program title, and an explanation of the circumstance warranting financial hardship assistance in your request.  This assistance only applies to the $100/state CLE credit fee.
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ATTORNEYS - CLE
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