Residential Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Classics V Banquet & Conference Center | Buffalo
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Melville Marriott | Melville 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Doubletree by Hilton, Tarrytown | Westchester
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Albany | The New York State Bar Association | Albany
Thursday, November 15 | AMA Executive Conference Center | NYC 

Pre-register for the Video Replay on November 30, 2018 

7.5 MCLE Credits
: 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice; 4.5 Skills; 1.0 Ethics

Real Property Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Real Property Law Section Chair, Thomas J. Hall, Esq., The Law Firm of Hall & Hall, LLP, Staten Island

Not Able to Attend in Person? 
This program will be recorded and available for purchase 
enabling you to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.


The New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education are pleased to present Residential Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts

Program Description

This program will present a practical “nuts and bolts” approach to New York’s judicial residential mortgage foreclosure process. Particular attention will be focused upon the New York State requirements with respect to all foreclosures upon homes, including the pre-foreclosure 90-day notice, mandatory settlement court conferences, and required notices to tenants. Additional topics to be covered include defenses to foreclosure actions (including statute of limitations), court-appointed Receivers and Referees, the special rules for vacant and abandoned properties, and the various ways by which mortgage loans in default can be “worked out,” including various government and lender programs designed to help homeowners, forbearance agreements, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and consensual foreclosures and the effects of a bankruptcy filing. Various ethical issues that arise for foreclosure practitioners will also be addressed.

Agenda Topics

  • Pre-Foreclosure and Commencement
  • Special Rules for Foreclosures on Homes 
  • Legal/Equitable Defenses to Foreclosure
  • Statute of Limitations and Quiet Title Claims
  • Mortgage Servicing Rules and Defenses
  • Loss Mitigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Summary Judgment, Referees, Receivers, & Judgment
  • The Foreclosure Sale and Post-Sale Issues
  • Ethical Considerations 

Overall Program Co-Chairs

Robert A. Wolf, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, NYC
Derek Tarson, Esq.,
Legal Aid Society of Rockland County , New City

Local Program Chairs & Faculty

Chair: William P. Hessney, Esq., Martin, Shudt, Wallace,  DiLorenzo & Johnson, Troy
Benjamin Botelho, Esq., Schiller & Knapp, LLP, Latham
Paula M. Barbaruolo, Esq., Barbaruolo Law Firm P.C., Latham
Alexander M. Budd, Esq., Shapiro DiCaro & Barak, LLC, Rochester 
Steven D. Farer, Esq., Farer & Schwartz, P.C., Latham
Marlene Morales, Esq., Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY, Albany
William B. Schiller, Esq., Schiller & Knapp, LLP, Latham

Chair: Vincent O. Hanley, Esq.,
Bond Shoeneck & King, PLLC Buffalo 
Paulette C. Campbell, Esq., Western New York Law Center
Deborah M. Gallo, Esq., Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C.
Daniel J. Marren, Esq., Confidential Law Clerk to Hon. Paula L. Feroleto
Daniel E. Sarzynski, Esq., Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham, LLC
Douglas C. Weinert, Esq., Gross Polowy, LLC

    Long Island
    Chair: Michael Wigutow, Esq. Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc., Hempstead
    Honorable Robert F. Quinlan, 
    NYS Supreme Court Justice, Suffolk County, Riverhead
    Adam Gross, Esq., Gross Polowy LLC, Westbury
    Rose Marie Cantanno, Esq., New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), NYC 
    Harold M. Somer, Esq., Harold M. Somer, P.C., Westbury

    Chair: Robert A. Wolf, Esq.,
    Tarter Krinskey & Drogin, LLP, NYC
    Oda Friedheim, 
    The Legal Aid Society, Bronx
    Jacob Inwald, 
    Legal Services NYC, NYC 
    Christopher Newton,
    Queens Legal Services, Jamaica
    Melissa Ysaguirre, 
    Brooklyn Legal Services, Brooklyn

    Chair: Derek Tarson, Esq.,
    Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc., New City
    Mary Lynn Nicolas-Brewster, Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District, New City, New York
    Suzanne Berger, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, NYC
    Marie Nicholson, Gross Polowy, LLC, Williamsville, New York
    Ira S. Clair, Clair & Gjertsen, Esq., White Plains, New York

    NYSBA Members: $175

    Co-Sponsoring Section Members: $150
    Non-Members: $ 275

    Interested in registering more than one attorney?
    Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount.

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