American Bar Association
Mortgage Lending Committee

Mortgage Lending Committee


Welcome to a new Bar Year! The Mortgage Lending Committee continues to be active in various forms of mortgage lending, including mortgage servicing, workouts, distressed assets, and banking regulations. Please watch for upcoming Committee conference calls on relevant topics. For more information regarding the activities of this Committee or to become more involved, please contact Chair Wogan Bernard at or Vice Chairs Anna Mahaney at or Joy Barrist at

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

RPTE 25th Annual Spring Symposia--Chicago

May 1, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Please join us in Chicago on May 1-2 for the RPTE 25th Spring Symposia!

A few related Symposia Committee events:

On Thursday, May 1 from 12:15-1:30 the Mortgage Lending Committee will be meeting with the other Committees of the Real Estate Finance Group for lunch to focus on Group and Committee activities.

On Thursday, May 1 from 3:15-4:45, the Real Estate Financing Group in conjunction with the Mortgage Lending Committee will be providing a program title “Eager Client Needs a Loan: Who, What, When, Where, How?”.

We hope to see many of you in Chicago!

Section Events

    Section 2704 Regulations – A Further Analysis and Action Steps


    The section 2704 regulations were released by the Treasury Department on August 3. The approach and breadth of the regulations surprised many estate planners. Our panelists will review the proposed regulations and the implications for past, current, and future planning. Topics they will cover ...

    The Digital Revolution: RUFADAA and Planning with Digital Property


    This program will highlight new developments in estate planning. The panel will present the latest non-tax hot topics and update attendees on issues relating to the revised uniform law concerning digital assets. Ownership, protection and transfer of digital assets has been an area where controversy ...

    Did You Think That Through?: The Pros and Cons of Including Arbitration Clauses in Business Contracts


    Most transactional lawyers (and their clients) assume that arbitration will reduce the cost, risk and time involved in resolving legal disputes, and will result in a fairer outcome than they would receive from a judge or jury. As a result, arbitration clauses are routinely included in business contracts. ...

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Become More Involved with the Committee

If you would like to become more involved with the Mortgage Lending Committee or have material that you think would benefit the Committee's members, please feel free to contact the Committee Chair or Vice-Chair.

Status of revisions to the ACORD 28 insurance form

ACORD formed a working group in the spring of 2007 to study revisions to the 2006 Form 28, Evidence of Commercial Property Insurance. The working group has reached an impasse. At its meeting on February 27, 2008, the working group decided to suspend its work pending mediation by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. NAIC asked trade associations for the lenders, insurers and producers to submit names of possible mediators by Friday, March 7. By Thursday, March 20, NAIC had whittled the number of potential mediators to four and asked the trade associations to submit their top two choices. At a meeting of the Property and Casualty Committee of NAIC on Monday, March 31, the NAIC announced that Thomas R. Kline of the Andrews Kurth firm in Washington DC had been chosed as the mediator. Ground rules for the mediation and a schedule have not yet been determined. Update 8/10/08-The insurance commmissioners of Minnesota and Nebraska recently have issued statements that the ACORD 28 form does not amend the underlying insurance policies. Copies of these statements are posted below. Update 8/27/08-An agreement regarding the ground rules and costs of the mediation is being executed by ACORD, the Mortgage Bankers Ass'n and representatives of the insurance industry.

New RESPA rules

On March 14, 2008, HUD published for public comment its proposed changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Thanks to ABA Fellow Katya Gill of Montgomery, Alabama for this link and materials.



Mahaney, Anna


Barrist, Joy

Committee Roster  

Modified by Wogan Bernard on September 16, 2014

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