Intertwined

PATRICIA A. HARRIS, ESQ.
ATTORNEY

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WILLIAMSVILLE, NY

  • CONNECT ON LINKEDIN

ABOUT TRISH

​With over three decades of real estate, regulatory compliance, and mortgage banking experience, Trish brings both practical experience and forward-thinking solutions to aid clients in solving complex legal challenges. 

 

Trish has held prestigious roles with various regional banks as well as several mid-sized law firms.  In her prior role she led the Compliance Practice of a multi-state law firm, representing both commercial and residential lenders in all stages of lending activity including origination, default, workout options such as foreclosure as well as bankruptcy.  She was tasked with monitoring laws, regulations, and case law, disseminating such across the firm’s practice areas as well as to clients.  Trish advised firm clients with respect to best practices, as well as presenting to groups on matters relating to banking, default and compliance, while also researching legal questions related to specific client needs regarding compliance and providing opinion letters and memos.  She was also the lead attorney on Title related matters, REO and Loss Mitigation.  

While working for a Super Regional Bank, Ms. Harris was responsible for researching and creating policies, procedures and strategy utilized by the Mortgage and Consumer Bank Business Partners she served in preparation and implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Servicing Rules to ensure bank compliance.  She worked across Business Lines to develop the requirements and protocols necessary for regulators, as well as creating and training Business Partners of said requirements.  This included researching and preparing bulletins and memos alerting Business Partners of changes in proposed regulations or requirements to ensure strict compliance.  

 

Trish also previously managed the Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation and REO Departments for a State Chartered Regional Bank based in the Buffalo area.  She was responsible for all stages of real estate collection activity including compliance with Federal and State Laws, Investor and Insurer regulations and guidelines, managing timeframes and milestones, property preservation efforts, delinquency reporting, and investor claims.

 

Trish proudly serves as a member of the Code Committee for the Town of Amherst, NY as well as being an active member of the Vacant & Abandoned Property Committee Task Force for Erie County.  She is also a member of the Bar Association of Erie County, New York State Bar Association, Vermont Bar Association, American Bar Association and REOMAC.

EDUCATION

  • University of Toledo, Juris Doctor (J.D.)

  • Canisius College, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Political Science

BAR ADMISSIONS 

  • New York

  • Vermont

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bar Association (ABA)

  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

  • Vermont Bar Association (VBA)

  • Bar Association of Erie County 

  • New York Mortgage Bankers Association (NYMBA) - Loan Servicing Committee

  • REOMAC

  • Vacant & Abandoned Property Committee Task Force for Erie County

  • Code Committee for the Town of Amherst, NY