The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 1

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More Than We Ask, Say Homesellers in Daily Dose, Featured, Print Features Editor’s note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now.In the January issue of DS News, we were proud to introduce our section on 25 women lawyers who have made their marks in the legal industry. From breaking through the glass ceiling to fighting for the rights of their clients, these formidable women have ensured the success of their individual firms and the industry through their skills and can-do attitudes. They are mentors and role models for a younger generation that admires them, learns from their fights, and is influenced by their positive approach towards creating a work-life balance.In this first installment, we profile get to know more about what inspired these women to become lawyers, their views on the current state of the industry, what it’s like to be a woman in law, and what qualifies these women as being among some of the finest minds in the legal and financial services industries.CRISTINA ARROYOCompliance Counsel, Bayview Loan Servicing, LLCCristina Aroyo comes from a family of lawyers and always knew that this was a career path that she would follow even though she began her career in public relations and marketing. “Although I fought the idea of being an attorney, in the back of my mind I always knew it was going to happen. I transitioned to law as I liked the idea being given different types of situations and helping provide solutions,” shared Arroyo, who joined the profession at a time when leadership was less diverse. “At the beginning of my career, I had less role models and mentors to relate to, and it was harder to know my career path, a difficulty I think my male counterparts did not have. Although there is still work to be done, I feel more women are assuming leadership roles today,” Arroyo said. As an in-house compliance counsel, Arroyo enjoys collaborating and partnering with business units to work jointly to implement and operationalize regulations. Considering the year ahead, she believes that in 2018, servicers must customize how they deal with long-term effects of multiple natural disasters. “In addition, 2018 will bring the challenges of the implementation of the remaining CFPB amended rules related to successor in interest and billing statements and the uncertainty of the possible path that large regulators will take if there is a shift in federal regulation,” Arroyo said.CYNTHIA (CINDY) BERMANSVP, Chief Compliance Officer, Freedom Mortgage CorporationIn her role as SVP and Chief Complaince Officer at Freedom Mortgage, Cynthia Berman finds the most enriching part of her job is when a project that she’s worked hard on comes to fruition. “After months of collaborating with senior business leaders and project managers to integrate a new or revised consumer protection law into our loan manufacturing and/or servicing process, it’s very satisfying when we implement the change and complete the project,” Berman noted. When Berman looks ahead to the challenges mortgage professionals will face in 2018, she notes that the rising interest rates that are predicted will cause shrinkage in loan production and tighter profit margins. In her role at Freedom, Berman has helped the legal/regulatory team work together efficiently to prepare for such changes. “With our current staff of seasoned industry professionals, we are well positioned to operate effectively and continue to deliver high-quality legal support to the Freedom enterprise,” she said. Berman is proud is work for Freedom where all employees are valued for their contributions to the company, though when she started her career some co-workers had no experience with a woman attorney. “For the most part, the novelty worked to my advantage as I got visibility and opportunities to demonstrate my professional abilities early on. To overcome challenges, I prepared extensively and worked hard on every project—two habits which have helped me throughout my career,” said Berman.ROSE MARIE BROOKPresident/CEO, Fabrizio & Brook, PCIn her 21 years as a legal professional, Rose Marie Brook has worked with many clients across the country, developing professional and personal relationships on the way. But, it is creating a positive influence on other working women that Brook has really appreciated about her career. “The occasions when I’m told that I have been a role model to other women who have remained in the workforce while balancing career and family and the knowledge that I have been a positive influence for others gives me a sense of professional satisfaction,” Brook said. Providing the best work environment at her law firm and title company ranks high on Brook’s list of priorities, and the dedication of her staff helps her to remain prepared for a challenging legal landscape. “Solid relationships and open communication among staff, clients, and colleagues, as well as constant vigilance to the legal and regulatory landscape is imperative to maintain excellence and help our clients do the same,” Brook shared. She feels that maintaining a human connection while continuing to make advances with technology is one of the major challenges facing the mortgage industry today. “While continuing to automate and streamline processes, it is important not to lose flexibility, compassion and other human elements of service,” Brook said.CAREN JACOBS CASTLESenior Attorney, The Wolf Firm, a Law CorporationCaren Jacobs Castle feels that education is crucial for professionals in the real estate industry. “I have seen so many rises and falls over my 30-plus years practicing law that I truly believe education is a powerful tool to understand the process and make better decisions in this industry,” said Castle. While being a female has never held her back professionally, Castle feels that her bigger challenge was dealing with the internal battle between her roles as a professional and as a wife and mother. Today, one of the biggest challenges Castle sees impacting the industry is managing the high costs for compliance and default management. “Maintaining the highest quality of mortgage professionals and attorneys in this rising cost environment will continue to prove a major challenge,” Castle shared, adding that communication was the key to streamlining responsibilities for lenders and servicers. “As we become more dependent upon technology, we must make sure that technologies are streamlined for the lender/servicer and law firm,” Castle said. She hopes that her experience and knowledge of the industry has helped her place her firm ahead of the others in facing future challenges. “We are constantly reviewing our policies, procedures, and technologies to improve efficiencies while always maintaining the highest standards of quality and ethics,” Castle said.SASHA M. COHENFirst VP and Corporate Counsel, Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC+Default Servicing, Real Estate Litigation and Transactions, Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship and Trusts, General Civil, Construction LawAs First VP and Corporate Counsel at Bayview Loan Servicing, Sasha M. Cohen has enjoyed keeping up with new regulations and challenging trends in an environment that is always evolving and changing. It was her enjoyment in studying the law that led Cohen to first become an attorney—with the added benefit that the role also speaks to her love of helping people. “The best thing we as legal professionals can do to help lenders and servicers is to seek a balance between operational challenges and new regulations and to try to do the best we can for the customer and the consumer,” Cohen shared. At Bayview, Cohen is able to work with many different departments to help find resolutions for customers, clients, and investors. As a woman in a male-dominated field, Cohen acknowledges she has probably had a different experience than her male counterparts. When asked how she handles this challenge, Cohen said, “I have never allowed that to hinder my performance, restrict my involvement, or stop me from putting forth my opinion. I believe that the most important thing is to be prepared and knowledgeable and due to that, I believe my firm acknowledges and appreciates my contributions to my department and my contributions to the firm as a whole.”MAGALIE A. CREECHMember, Finkel Law Firm LLCMagalie Creech has been with Finkel for more than nine years, having first started out as a summer Law Clerk and now coming full circle as a Member. In those nine years, she learned a lot about the practice of law, but also came to discover how important it is to be part of a dedicated, reliable, and integrated team. Creech said that given the sensitive nature of the information attorneys handle in default servicing, it is of paramount importance to have dependable employees who are able to perform their responsibilities conscientiously and effectively. This can be especially challenging in a field where the landscape is one of constantly evolving regulations and policies. “I am so thankful to be part of a talented group of professionals whose collective experience handling a broad spectrum of regulatory and litigation issues qualifies us to offer comprehensive legal representation. I consider them family, and that is what makes my legal practice so rewarding,” said Creech. Creech practices in the firm’s Charleston Litigation Division where she represents national banking associations and loan servicers state wide in commercial and real property-related litigation, with an emphasis on contested foreclosures, debt collections, and real estate matters. She also handles general civil litigation.You can read the rest of the “Women in Law” feature in the January 2018 issue of DS News magazine, available by clicking here or on the image below. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Third DCA JNC accepting applications

first_imgThird DCA JNC accepting applications Third DCA JNC accepting applications The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the court created by the resignation of Judge David Levy, effective June 30.Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding 10 years, registered voters, and reside in the Third District at the time of appointment.Applicants also must submit a background statement in substantial compliance with The Florida Bar application and also submit waivers of confidentiality of all materials necessary to adequately investigate each applicant.Applications may be obtained from the office of Ramon A. Abadin, JNC chair, Abadin Jaramillo Cook & Heffernan, 9155 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1208, Miami 33156, phone (305) 670-4777, fax (305) 670-7007, e-mail [email protected], Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or they may be downloaded from the Bar’s Web site at in the section titled “Bar Forms and Applications.”An original and 10 copies of the completed application must be filed at Abadin’s office no later than 5 p.m., April 19. April 15, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

Record Number of Participants on the Sarajevo Half Marathon

first_imgThe first runners of the 10th Coca-Cola Sarajevo half marathon went through the finish line, and the fastest runners ended this race in about 70 minutes.The first place in this year’s half marathon won Hungarian Barnabas Bene, who ran 21 kilometers in 1 hour, 9 minutes and 36 seconds. Second place went to Hungarian Tamas Nagy, while the third place went to BH half-marathon runner, Srdjan Samardzic.The fastest woman was Sladjana Perunovic from Montenegro, the second was Hungarian Tunde Szabo, and the third was BH runner Danijela Kuna.According to organizers, this year’s Coca-Cola Sarajevo half marathon broke all previous records, since there was 2,500 registered participants and more than 1,100 registered half-marathon runners who ran the entire 21-kilometer track.Association Marathon Sarajevo continues its mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle. The winners of the half marathon will receive valuable prizes, while all the participants who completed the race received medals and gifts from sponsors.(Source: I. P./ read more

Kansas Wheat Festival Daily Bulletin: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

first_img8 p.m. — Street Dance featuring Groove 42- Main Stage on 7th street and Washington. (Sponsored by Penny’s Diner/Oak Tree Inn) Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Ongoing events: Ottaway Carnival-Runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Raymond Frye Complex parking lot, 320 North Jefferson, $23.00 wristband special every night. Carnival opens at 6:00p.m.•Security State Bank Kansas Wheat (Festival) Penny Search– SSB will scatter pennies at various Wheat Festival locations. There will be several specially marked pennies that can be traded in for $50.•Harvest Photo Display- Display at Barbara Jon’s, 104 N. Washington- Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.- 5:30p.m. (Sponsored by Barbara Jon’s Fine Gifts & Décor & Susan’s Portrait Designs).•Downtown Art Exhibit- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place), Open Thursday & Friday 5-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Sponsored by Future’s Unlimited).•Kansas Wheat Festival Wheat Show- Display at Renn & Company, 209 South Washington (Sponsored by Renn & Company).•Chisholm Trail Museum- 502 North Washington - Open 1-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.-Panhandle Railroad Museum- 425 East Harvey, open 10 a.m-4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.Follow us on Twitter. Thursday, July 10, 201410 a.m. — Chamber Coffee-Daylight Donut Shop. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce)10 a.m.- 5 p.m. — NDGA Glass Museum Open House- 117 S. Washington.11 a.m. — Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited)11 a.m. — 2 p.m. — Sumner Heritage Alliance Exhibition- Memorial Auditorium, FREE and Open to the Public-Come visit with the communities best kept secrets and most knowledgeable historians and learn more about the great history of Sumner County and those working to preserve it.1 p.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.4 p.m. — CornerBank Cornerstone Award- CornerBank, 119 South Washington, Come inside and cool off while CornerBank honors one of Wellington’s Best!5 – 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)5:30 p.m. — National Depression Glass Assoc. Taco Supper- Knights of Columbus Building, $13 for all you can eat tacos and wild and crazy silent auction. (proceeds will go toward the National Glass Museum)6 p.m.— Ottaway Carnival –$23 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. — Funcycles- Downtown Wellington.6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc)6 p.m. — Cow Chip Throw- 100 Block of North Washington, Entry forms will be printed in the Wellington Daily News or available at the Chamber. (Presented by The Wellington Daily News)6:30 p.m. — Candidate Forum and Ice Cream Social- Raymond Frye Complex, Come hear from national, state and local candidates before the November election. (Sponsored and presented by Sumner County Farm Bureau Association)7 p.m. — Bed Races- Downtown Wellington-100 block of North Washington, Come cheer on your favorite team at this popular Wheat Festival competition as they compete for the coveted bed pan trophy! (Sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center)7:30 p.m.— WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, IDrequired for admittance, open until 11:30 p.m. (Gov’s Liquor Shoppe) Wednesday, July 09, 2014-Noon — Bread Basket Bake Off Bake Sale-Senior Center.5 – 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc.).6 p.m. — Ottaway Carnival – $23 Wristband special from 6-10pm.6 p.m. — Picnic in the Park- Sellers Park, (Sponsored by GKN)6 p.m.— Wellington Noon Lion’s Club Feed- The nooners will be serving good eats, $$.6 p.m. — Storm Safety House- Sellers Park, Come and visit with members of the Wellington Fire Department and learn storm safety tips, free and open to the public .6 p.m. — Kansas Coin Dig- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce).6 p.m. — Horseshoe Tournament- Sellers Park, Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at (Sponsored by Kansas Star Casino)6 p.m. — Kid’s Games and Cool Crafts-Sellers Park, Join the WRC for a Fun Fest and Spin Art during the Picnic in the Park. (Provided by the Wellington Recreation Commission) Free Snow Cones –Sellers Park. (Provided by Impact Bank)6 p.m. — Aviator Church Entertainment for ALL ages- Mobile Game Den, Archery Tag, Dunk Tank & Inflatable Bounce House! Totally Free!! Fun for the whole family.6 p.m. — Tribute to Travis Turner of KLEY-KWME.6:30 p.m. — Harvest Prince & Princess Coronation- (Sponsored by Family Hair Parlor)7 p.m. — Variety Show- Sellers Park, Pre-registration is required, entry forms available at the Chamber or online at (Sponsored by Sumner County CASA, 99.7 Lite FM & Cowley College).8:05 p.m.—  Wellington Heat Baseball Game- Hibbs-Hooten Field, FREE tickets available prior to game time.last_img read more