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Diane Cipollone

Diane Cipollone

Cipollone Legal Consults LLC
Former Director of Training, National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)
Yarmouth, ME, USA

Diane Cipollone is a qualified expert on mortgage servicing and origination and provides expert testimony and consultation to consumer attorneys on these matters.  Diane also provides fair lending and foreclosure prevention training and is a presenter at local and national conferences on topics including RESPA and TILA mortgage regulations, loss mitigation guidelines and other consumer mortgage issues.  She previously taught Consumer Housing Law in Maine: Mortgage Defaults and Foreclosure, as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine School of Law.

Diane is also a consultant to the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), where she previously served as Director of Training.  Her work includes federal policy advocacy on mortgage and other housing issues affecting homeowners in communities of color.  She represents NFHA in a working group convened by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Housing Policy Council of the Financial Services Roundtable, in an effort to develop industry-wide consensus regarding loss mitigation policies and procedures after the expiration of the federal Making Home Affordable Program.

Diane’s prior experience includes serving as the Director of the Sustainable Homeownership Project at Civil Justice Inc. in Baltimore, where she trained and mentored attorneys in Maryland’s Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project, and represented homeowners at risk of foreclosure.  Her other prior mortgage experience includes serving as the Project Attorney for NFHA’s Hurricane Katrina Relief Project and as the Co-Coordinator of the Baltimore City Flipping & Predatory Lending Task Force.

Diane is frequently interviewed for mortgage and foreclosure prevention news articles, and contributes research for mortgage related reports released by various organizations.  She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Maine and a volunteer attorney for Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Portland, ME.  Diane is graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.


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