With partners that have over a decade of default service experience representing
creditors, Marinosci Law Group, PC are no strangers to the ever-changing legal needs
of the mortgage servicing industry.
In a time where recklessly speeding through the process is “common practice”,
MLG maintains excellence others strive to achieve. MLG has built its practice
around the philosophy that EXCEEDING TIMELINES DOES NOT REQUIRE THAT CUSTOMER SERVICE
AND QUALITY LEGAL REPRESENTATION SUFFER.
We believe that communication with our clients is paramount to our mutual
success. Therefore we can confidently guarantee that our clients will not
feel “left in the dark” but will be apprised as to the status and progress
of all matters we are handling on their behalf.
We understand that Home Retention and Loss Mitigation are of great importance to
our clients. We believe that the law firm representing you can be an integral
part of the success of keeping a borrower in their home which results in a performing
loan in your portfolio. We work closely with our clients to create effective
processes to insure that all potential loss mitigation options are presented to
both the lender and borrower and we work hand in hand with all parties to see that
mutually beneficial solutions are reached.
It is because of our dedication to providing the BEST customer service in the industry
that we only use the most “cutting-edge” technology which aids our staff
in maintaining our commitment to our clients.
Let’s face it we are all aware that many firms can meet and/or exceed the
timelines required in the mortgage servicing industry.. but the question you must
ask yourself, is WHO can do so without sacrificing quality legal work and outstanding
customer service? Look no further, your answer is right here… MLG can!
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Gary D. Marinosci, Esq. (President)
Admitted in RI & MA
As the founding partner of Marinosci Law Group, PC, Mr. Marinosci concentrates his
practice on representing national creditors in all aspects of real estate.
As President of Liberty Title & Escrow Company, Mr. Marinosci has extensive
experience in residential, commercial and REO real estate closings. In addition,
Mr. Marinosci has over a decade of experience ensuring his clients are in compliance
with all state lending regulations. Mr. Marinosci was admitted to practice
law in the state courts of Rhode Island in 1995. Mr. Marinosci graduated from
Quinnipiac University School of Law where he earned his J.D. He spent a year
at the University of Notre Dame Law School in London. He also holds a B.S.
from Bentley College.
Phillip A. Norman, Esq. (Managing Partner)
Admitted in IN
Mr. Norman is the firm’s managing partner for the State of Indiana. Prior to joining
Marinosci Law Group, Mr. Norman owned and operated his own firm in Indiana for sixteen
years. He represents national lenders and servicers in all aspects of the default
process in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. In addition, Mr. Norman is a trial
and appellate lawyer who has tried cases in Indiana state and federal courts. He
was admitted to practice in the State of Indiana in 1987 after graduating from the
Valparaiso University School of Law. Mr. Norman graduated with honors from Georgetown
College (Ky) in 1984
Christopher K. Baxter, Esq. (Managing Partner)
Admitted in TX & AR
Christopher Baxter, Managing Partner in Texas, is a native Texan who began his mortgage banking career in 1997 at GE Capital Mortgage Servicing. In 2000, Mr. Baxter founded Baxter & Schwartz, P.C., a Texas default servicing law firm, and over the next decade managed the firm’s expansion to a multi-state practice while attaining membership in the Fannie Mae Retained Attorney Network for Texas. After a 2009 merger with the LOGS Group, Mr. Baxter moved his mortgage banking practice to Dallas in 2010 before partnering with the Marinosci Law Group.
Lawrence M. Garfinkel, Esq. (Managing Partner)
Admitted in CT
Lawrence M. Garfinkel, Managing Partner for Connecticut, has been handling residential real estate matters and REO closings for more than 20 years. He was admitted to practice in Connecticut in 1990 and was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut in 1993. He received his A.B. from Franklin and Marshall College in 1987 and received his J.D. from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law in 1990. Larry has been an active participant in several organizations.
Chad A. Morrone, Esq. (Managing Attorney)
Admitted in MA
As Managing Attorney for the Marinosci Law Group, Chad is responsible for handling
all aspects of business for Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.
He has over 12 years experience managing foreclosure and bankruptcy matters in several
New England States and has a record of establishing and maintaining loyal and profitable
business relationships with key personnel in the real estate industry. Chad is a
graduate of Bentley College and completed his undergraduate studies at New England
School of Law.
Steve M. Autieri, Esq (Managing Attorney)
Admitted in NH & MA
Managing Attorney for Liberty Title, Steve is responsible for handling all day to
day aspects of a busy national title company. He has over 18 years experience in
the practice of real estate and keeps his staff up to date on all new laws that
affect the day to day operations of title companies. Steve has a B.A. from Providence
College and his J.D. is from Southern New England School of Law. He is admitted
to the state and federal bars of New Hampshire and Massachusett
Amanda W. Tiernan, Esq. (Attorney)
Admitted in CT
An attorney for Marinosci Law Group, P.C. and Liberty Title and Escrow, Amanda manages
a satellite office in New Haven, CT. Her concentrations are Real Estate Law, Foreclosure
and Collections. Amanda holds a J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law where
she was Lead Articles Editor for the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal and her undergraduate
degree is from Bucknell University. Amanda is licensed to practice law in the states
of Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Brian M. Kiser, Esq. (Attorney)
Admitted in RI & MA
As an associate attorney for Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Brian concentrates his practice on creditor’s rights by representing a diverse array of lending institutions and mortgage servicers. Brian has extensive experience in representing clients in connection with post-foreclosure eviction actions. He holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from James Madison University, and earned his J.D. from the Roger Williams University School of Law. Brian is admitted to practice law in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and is also admitted to the United States District Court in the Districts of both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Peter A. Lawton, Esq. (Attorney)
Admitted in RI & MA
Peter is a bankruptcy attorney for Marinosci Law Group, P.C. He is responsible for handling all aspects of bankruptcy, foreclosure and real estate matters in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has over seven years’ experience in the industry and has a record of keeping abreast of the most recent changes in the laws, which affect our industry. Peter has a B.S. (Bachelor of Science) from the University of Rhode Island and a J.D. (Juris Doctorate) from Whittier Law School in California.
Derek R. Cournoyer, Esq. (Attorney)
Admitted in RI
As an associate at Marinosci Law Group, PC, Mr. Cournoyer focuses his practice on assisting financial institutions in the default industry. Prior to joining the firm, Derek R. Cournoyer acquired close to ten years of experience aiding buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He received his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law and earned a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University. Mr. Cournoyer honed his legal research and writing skills as a Board Member of the Roger Williams University Law Review in his capacity as Articles Editor.
David M. Bengs, Esq. (Attorney)
Admitted in IN & MI
David an attorney for Marinosci Law Group, P.C., has over 15 years of experience
and is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Michigan. He received his Juris Doctorate
from Ohio Northern University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in 1989 from
Indiana University. Beng’s primary practice areas have included lending, crediting
Bart T. Heffernan, Esq. (Attorney)
Admitted in FL
Bart Heffernan recieved his law degree (jurist doctorate) from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1982. Mr. Heffernan has 28 years of litigation experience including over 300 nonjury trials as well as over 100 jury trials in both state and federal courts. In addition to the Florida Bar Mr. Heffernan is a member in good standing of the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts Federal Courts and Bankruptcy Courts. Mr. Heffernan is also a member in good standing of the United States Supreme Court, as well as, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Bart is a member of and serves with the Broward Lawyers Care Legal Services Program for indigent clients. He completed his undergraduate work at Loyola University of Chicago where he received a bachelor of science in psychology.
Gregg R. Dreilinger,Esq. (Managing Litigation Attorney)
Admitted in FL
Gregg is has been representing lenders and servicers in foreclosure actions for over 15 years. Mr. Dreilinger received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida in 1994 and his bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Florida in 1991.
Robert S. Coleman,Esq.(Managing Partner)
Admitted in AR & TN
Robert S. Coleman Jr. graduated from the University of Arkansas School of law where he obtained a juris doctorate. He has been a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Pulaski County Bar Association since 1991 and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1999. Over the past twenty years, Mr. Coleman has concentrated his practice to representing banks, thrifts, and mortgage banks in residential lending, default servicing, and loan origination. Mr. Coleman also has extensive experience with regard to title examinations, regulatory compliance, and other general real estate matters. Mr. Coleman has assisted the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Arkansas by organizing and participating in industry seminars, panels, and other functions. Mr. Coleman also assisted the Board of Directors for The Mortgage Bankers Association of Arkansas for three years.
Daphne Blum Tako, Esq. (Managing Attorney of Foreclosure)
Admitted in FL
Daphne Blum Tako has extensive experience in the default and real estate industries. As managing attorney for the Marinosci Law Group in Florida, she represents the Nation’s leading financial institutions in creditor’s rights actions, trains and supervises attorneys, and assists in managing the day to day operations of the firm. Ms. Tako graduated from Nova Southeastern University Cum Laude, receiving a Dean’s Recognition Scholarship and Book Awards for Property and Real Estate Finance. Ms. Tako is also a Florida licensed Real Estate salesperson specializing in residential and commercial properties, and holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts in English.
Deanna L. Longo, Esq. (Litigation Counsel)
Admitted in TX
Ms. Longo is a native Texan born in Dallas, Texas.She graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas in 1987, with a double degree in Legal Studies and English. Ms. Longo began her legal career after graduating from the University of Houston Bates Law School in 1991 as in-house corporate counsel to Foley’s Department Stores, a division of the May Department Stores Company now owned by Macy’s. Ms. Longo left corporate practice to associate with the law firm of Jeffrey P. Norman, who is now the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for theColumbus, Ohio area.Representation of national mortgage servicing clients in state court and bankruptcy court was added to Ms. Longo’s repertoire in 1995 when she became associated with the law firm of Codilis & Stawiarski. Ms. Longo gained experience with complex Chapter 11 bankruptcies and representation of Chapter 7 Trustees during her employment with the national law firm of Baker & Hostetler, LLP. Ms. Longo operated her own bankruptcy and real estate litigation law firm, where her clients included national mortgage servicers, the United States Small Business Administration and 84 Lumber. Ms. Longo has been affiliated with Christopher Baxter, Esq.,managing partner in Texas for Marinosci & Baxter,since 2004 and added her considerable experience to the Marinosci Law Group, P.C. in 2011.
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Our Executive Management Team
Jason Bourdeau (Chief Operating Officer)
As COO, Jason is responsible for day-to-day operations at Marinosci Law Group and
Liberty Title and Escrow. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services
industry, which includes default servicing, financial management and analysis. Jason
has held various management positions at Cambridge Place Investment Management,
Transworld Mortgage and First Gibraltar. He is a prior member of the Services Executive
Committee of the AFN and USFN, as well as a USFN Ambassador Award winner and has
been a speaker at various industry conferences.
Jennifer Casale (VP of Operations)
Jennifer joined Marinosci Law Group & Liberty Title & Escrow in 2007.Her scope of responsibilities include tending to daily operations for both companies, managing the sales and marketing teams, and lending client and systems support. She has over 12 years of experience in the default industry. Jennifer received her MBA from Hofstra University in New York.
Michelle Haas (VP of National Sales)
Michelle Haas (VP of National Sales) Michelle Haas joined the Marinosci Law Group
in October 2009. She brings with her over 19 years of experience in the default
title and foreclosure industry. Previously Michelle was Assistance Vice President
with a large title insurance company for 9 years; responsible for national sales
and client relations. Prior to that, she worked for a foreclosure and bankruptcy
law firm and title company; helping their growth and expansion efforts from 3 states
to over 20 states nationally. Network affiliations include, various organizations
such as AFN, MBA, CMBA, UTA.
Amie Walker (Client Relations Manager & VP Client Systems)
Amie has been with the firm since December
2009, bringing 10 years of various real estate industry expertise. She has worked
in markets in Massachusetts and Florida, specializing in escrow services, real estate
closings, reviewing titles, reverse mortgage origination, and managing broker and
lender clientele. She is pleased to support the staff in all of our Marinosci Law Group offices and assisting in operational
Samantha LaPatra (Managing Paralegal)
Samantha brings to the Marinosci Law Group 11 years of experience in the foreclosure/real
estate default law field, with all of her experience concentrating on representing
financial institutions on both the foreclosure and REO side of transactions. As
the Managing Paralegal, she handles foreclosure title review, productions timeline
management, litigated real estate issues and day to day management of both the foreclosure
and REO departments. She graduated from Oswego State University with and Associate’s
Degree in Business. Samantha also holds a Title Agent license in the State of Florida.
Carrie Lawson (VP of Operations)
Carrie is the VP of Operations for Marinosci Law Group, P.C. Carrie has over 20 years of experience as a paralegal and office manager. Carrie manages the foreclosure and bankruptcy production teams; oversees timeline management; interacts with default clients to insure quality control, and provides litigation support for the firm’s attorneys. Carrie also works on the Case Aware computer software to assist the firm and its clients. Carrie is a licensed court reporter, and she resides in LaPorte, Indiana.
Daniel J. Lailer (Evictions Team Lead)
Having close to four years of experience managing evictions Daniel J. Lailer is
our team lead. He holds a B.S. in legal studies from the University of Massachusetts
Amherst and prides himself on results. Having extensive experience in all matters
concerning evictions in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire,
Virginia, Florida, Indiana and Illinois makes this a possibility. Combined with
his experience and knowledge the Marinosci Law Group, PC can ensure clients their
legal proceedings comply with all state, local and federal laws.
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