DG welcomes Patricia Harris, further expanding the firm’s footprint into the Buffalo, NY Market
March 14, 2022 [Clifton Park, NY] – DeAngelus Goralczyk, PLLC is pleased to announce the hiring of Patricia A. Harris Esq., further expanding the firm’s footprint to the Buffalo, NY market.
Ms. Harris joins the firm’s newly established, Buffalo office located in Williamsville, NY, with over three decades of real estate, regulatory compliance, and mortgage banking experience. A graduate of Canisius College (B.A. – Political Science) she earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo. To date Ms. Harris 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. Ms. Harris 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.
“Karen and I are thrilled to have Trish [Patricia] join the firm. With her incredible resume and extensive industry experience and knowledge she will be an outstanding asset to the firm’s clients as well as our practice overall. We are excited for her to be our first team member in our new Buffalo office. She will be instrumental in growing the firm’s footprint and is a natural fit for the firm’s core values of service, quality and culture.” said Jacqueline Goralczyk, Partner of DeAngelus Goralczyk.
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.
Ms. Harris 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.
Ms. Harris 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.
In her free time, she enjoys swimming, hiking, and debating - frequently judging Mock Trial Competitions. Ms. Harris currently resides in Amherst, NY with her family and three cats. She was born and raised in Buffalo, NY.
DeAngelus Goralczyk is a highly regarded law firm with practice areas focusing on Real Estate, Cyber Security & Data Privacy, Business Law, as well as Trusts & Estates, proudly serving clients throughout New York and Florida.
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