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Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1998
CALI Award - Pre-trial Practice, Spring 1998
CALI Award - Alternative Dispute Resolution, Spring 1997
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S, 1992

Director Default Operations - Foreclosure & Bankruptcy
Matthew C. Abad oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of the default practice including the management of the default paralegals and attorneys for the foreclosure and bankruptcy departments. Having represented creditors since 1998, including a role as in-house counsel for both a national bank, and a national creditor’s rights firm, Mr. Abad has broad range of experience. Mr. Abad regularly lectures on issues impacting the mortgage servicing industry and is an active member in numerous industry trade groups such as the American Legal and Financial Network (ALFN), the ALFN’s Speakers Bureau, the ALFN's Federal Consumer Lending Statutes committee. Mr. Abad participates as a regular presenter on the ALFN’s HOT TOPICS in Litigation Webinars and has previously served as an active member in the Legal League 100 as a speaker and presenter. In addition to handling litigation related to mortgaged backed securities, Consumer Lending and Regulatory Matters, such as the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Reg. Z, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Lending Issues, UCC, Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act (PTFA), Mr. Abad also provides legal services on Commercial and Consumer Mortgage Foreclosures, Creditor Protection in Bankruptcy, Deed-in-Lieu, Eviction, REO Closings, Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Title Claims and Clearance, collections and replevin in the State of Illinois.

“Foreclosure Best Practices: For Better or Worse”, Legal League Quarterly, Spring 2011
“Clouded in Confusion – The Second Rendition of PTFA Is a Law That’s Clearly Unclear”, DS News, September 2010
“Servicing Mortgage Backed Securities Vs. the Federal and State Courts. A Climate Change Convergence with the Essence of Ability ”, Servicing Management 2009,  Contributing Author 

Mortgage Bankers Association – Default Super Session, February 2012
American Legal and Financial Network
* ALFN TE@CH Onsite Regional Training Seminar, Irvin Convention Center, Irving, TX, May 2012
* ALFN Annual Conference, General Session 2, Judicial Forensics – The Federal and State Courts Responses to the Mortgage Crisis,
July 2009
American Legal and Financial Network - Hot Topics Webinar Series
* Recent Cases in the Seventh Circuit and the State of Illinois, Jan. 2012
* Class Action against MERS and Its Members Ohio v. MERSCORP, Inc., et al., No. 11-M-001087, Dec. 2011
* Changes to Mediations and Settlement Conferences in IN, IL, WI and Chicago's Vacant and Abandoned Properties, Sept. 2011
* Compliance with the OCC Foreclosure Oversight/Management Guidance (OCC Bulletin 2011-29), Aug. 2011
* Strategies for TILA Defenses and Claims, May 2011
* 7th Cir Rules Against Servicer on QWR Issues, RESPA Safe Harbor, April 2011
* The Affidavit "Crisis" and how to begin to successfully manage it - Part THREE, Dec. 2010
* The Affidavit "Crisis" and how to begin to successfully manage it - Part Two, Nov. 2010
* The State of Texas vs. American Home Mortgage, El Paso Division, U.S. District Court Cause  No.: 2010-3307 and Gburek v. Litton Loan Servicing LP, 614 F.3d 380 (7th Cir. 2010), Oct. 2010
* SAFE Act & The Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act, Sept. 2010
* Defending the TILA Counterclaim and  Affirmative Defense,  Jun. 2010
* Regulatory and Compliance Issues: Reg B., HAMP, FCRA and Cole v. GMAC, Feb. 2010
* MERS Issues Revisited - Landmark National Bank v. Kesler, 2009 Kan. LEXIS 834 (Kan. 2009), Oct. 2009
* Judicial Activism – More Answers/Defenses and Endorsement/Allonge Issues, July 2009
* Indiana Senate Bill 896 Overview, Jun. 2009
* HAMP Second Lien Modifications, HOPE for Homeowners and Changes to the Foreclosure Process in Indiana. Settlement Conferences, FPA, Standing, Jun. 2009
* Carrington v. AHMSI, May 2009
* Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act and National POC Review Guidelines, April 2009
* FNMA Announcement 09-05: Consumer Protection Compliance with TILA, HOEPA and RESPA, April 8, 2009
* Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan, The Obama Plan, Making Home Affordable Plan, Mar. 2009
* H.R. 1106, Mar. 2009
* H.R. 200, S. 61 and H.R. 225, Feb. 2009
* Proposed changes to BK code, Jan. 2009
* Proposed Legislation, Section 502 of the BK Code, Jan. 2009
* Illinois vs. AFC et. al., IL Mortgage Rescue Fraud Act, Dec. 2008
* Reverse Mortgages and Proposed New Forms for Use in Ch. 13 Cases with Home Mortgages, Nov. 2008
* Mortgagee Letter 2008-21 and 2008-27, Nov. 2008
* RESPA and TILA, Sept. 2008
* Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Best Practices, Sept. 2008
* FDCPA Class Actions in Loss Mitigation and Litigation Best Practices Aug. 2008
* Rescission under TILA, Class Certification, Option Arm Loans, Aug. 2008
* Bankruptcy and Litigation Best Practices, Jul. 2008
* In re: Nosek and In re: Laskowski, Jun. 2008
* In Re: Ocwen Loan Servicing 491 F3d 638, Apr. 2008
* Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Updates Mar. 2008
* Corporate Governance, LACR(P). Mar. 2008
* Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Updates, Feb. 2008
* Bankruptcy Mortgage Claims, Feb. 2008
* Avoiding Debtor Lawsuits after Purchasing Servicing Rights, Jan. 2008
* Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Eviction updates, Jan. 2008
Legal League 100 - Fall 2010
* A Full House: Dealing with Tenant-Occupied Properties
Legal League 100 - Spring 2010
* Best Practices in Bankruptcy Loss Mitigation
* HAFA and the Role of the Attorney
* Loss Mitigation and Loan Modifications: Pre- and Post-Foreclosure Issues, Challenges, and Key Areas of Focus
Legal League 100 - Fall 2009
* Home Affordable Modification Program, and How it Affects our Business
* Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act

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