Stacey A. Lara Joins Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.

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Real Estate Law Firm Further Expands Award-Winning Litigation Department

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For Immediate Release

PRESS CONTACT:
Shea Communications, LLC
George Shea, Mark Faris (212) 627-5766

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., a premier New York City real estate law firm, has announced that Stacey A. Lara has joined the firm as Of Counsel with its award-winning Litigation Department.

Ms. Lara represents financial services institutions in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, investigations and regulatory actions, with a concentration on residential and commercial real estate mortgage lending and servicing.

Prior to joining Rosenberg & Estis, Stacey represented financial institutions, residential lenders, loan servicers, and trusts in state and federal litigation and appeals in enforcing mortgage foreclosure rights and defending claims under the New York Deceptive Practices Act ("DPA"), Truth in Lending Act ("TILA"), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), Home Owners Equity Protection Act ("HOEPA"), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA"), as well as allegations of fraud, negligence, predatory lending, and improper loan origination and servicing practices.

She has obtained favorable rulings setting legal precedent for mortgage foreclosure litigation in New York, and is well-versed in state and federal regulations governing the lending and mortgage loan servicing industry.

Stacey also has almost extensive experience representing financial institutions, corporations, directors, officers and other individuals in complex commercial and securities litigation. She has litigated cases involving the federal securities laws, disputes involving the origination and servicing of commercial and residential loans securitized in CMBS and RMBS transactions and other complex financial products, major real estate loan defaults, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.

"Stacey has an extraordinary depth of experience that will be a tremendous asset to Rosenberg & Estis clients," said Luise A. Barrack, Managing Member of Rosenberg & Estis. "She has a proven ability to successfully litigate a broad range of complex legal matters and we welcome her to the team."

"I am excited to be part of a dynamic and fast-growing firm that is a leader in the New York City real estate industry," Ms. Lara said. "I look forward to continuing my practice while providing additional capabilities to Rosenberg & Estis clients."

Stacey graduated from New York University with a B.A. in politics in 1993, and received a J.D. from St. Johns University School of Law in 1998.