Remote Again – Say It Ain’t So!

By Michael Belote, Esq., California Advocates, UTA California Lobbyist There is just no other way to say it: for the California Legislature, 2020 was HARD.  Obviously, no one was completely unaffected by the pandemic, and we are certainly not comparing the legislative difficulties with layoffs or no food to eat. ...

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Washington Enters the 2021 Session Remotely and with a Broad Agenda

By Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy, UTA Washington State Lobbyist As a lobbyist, I’ve worked through some unique legislative sessions.  A blue-collar labor union took over the Capitol building, sleeping on the floors every night for weeks demanding wage changes.  I’ve seen protest rallies with bagpipes, with drums, with squirrels.  I...

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UTA Welcomes Five New Members

Welcome to the following new members of UTA – Kristi Favro, First American Mortgage Solutions, Santa Ana, CA – Roel Del Mar, First American Mortgage Solutions, Santa Ana, CA – Robert Norum, Esq., ZBS Law, Irvine, CA – Lance Olsen, McCarthy Holthus, Seattle, WA – Caroline Rhee, First American Mortgage...

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Fannie and Freddie to Participate in UTA Townhall

John Ingram, Esq., Associate General Counsel for Fannie Mae, and Dean Meyer, Director, Non-Performing Loan Management, Freddie Mac will join Cathe Cole-Sherburn, Trustee Corps; Michelle Rodriguez, Esq., R.C. Temme Corp; Shannon Tomasso, Cenlar, FSB; and Wendy Lee, Esq. with McCalla Raymer, Leibert Pierce in facilitating an online Townhall discussion on ‘Preparing...

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Interview with New UTA President Randy Newman

We interviewed UTA’s new President, Randy Newman of TLS, Total Lender Solutions, who is beginning his second tour of duty as UTA President. Congratulations on your election as UTA President – the second time you have served in this capacity. Thank you.  I am both honored and humbled to be...

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UTA Drafts Legislative Wish List

UTA’s Legislative Committee, led by Chair Michelle Mierzwa, has produced its 2021 Legislative ‘Wish List’ for California and Washington. Although it is unclear if we’ll be able to push through a bill this session in California, the committee hopes to address the following issues: – Revisions to last year’s Senate...

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UTA Committee Chairs Appointed

UTA President Randy Newman of Total Lender Solutions has announced the Association’s Committee Chairs for 2021. – Miriam Paez of ServiceLink, will serve as the Membership Chair. – Cathe Cole-Sherburn of Trustee Corps, will serve as the Education Chair. – Katie TerBush of MK Consultants, will serve as the Vendor...

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UTA Unveils 2021 Calendar of Events

2021’s calendar of events is dependent on state regulations that allow for large meetings. We have scheduled a dinner event in Irvine April 15th; a networking event May 21st in Orange County; a dinner event in June in San Diego; and a lunch event in Dallas on July 8th. The 46th Annual Conference...

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