Bradley Partner Brian O'Dell Named Fellow of American College of Mortgage Attorneys

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Bradley is pleased to announce that Brian O'Dell, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been accepted as a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA).

“We congratulate Brian on his acceptance as a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys,” said Bradley Birmingham Office Managing Partner Dawn Helms Sharff. “Brian has distinguished himself as a leader in the commercial real estate finance industry, and we are proud to see his success being recognized by such an eminent organization.”

ACMA is comprised of more than 400 lawyers in North America who are experts in mortgage law. Fellows must have distinguished themselves as practitioners in the field of real estate mortgage law through their skills and practice experience, bar association activities, lecturing, authoring articles and program materials, participation in the legislative process, and writing briefs and/or arguing cases that are significant to mortgage transactions.

Mr. O’Dell is a member of Bradley’s Banking and Financial Services and Litigation Practice Groups. He represents financial service providers in regulatory, enforcement and litigation matters related to mortgage servicing, mortgage origination, credit cards, debt collection and title insurance. He assists clients in navigating regulatory issues and potential liability by ensuring that their operations are in compliance with federal and state consumer financial protection laws and that they are able to successfully demonstrate their compliance to federal and state regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Mr. O’Dell’s litigation experience includes handling class actions in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois and Nevada. He has litigated all facets of the financial services industry, including origination, warehouse lending, loan repurchase disputes, pooling and servicing agreements, servicing disputes and mortgage fraud.

Mr. O’Dell is an Accredited Mortgage Professional and has taught for more than a decade for the Mortgage Bankers Association. He routinely teaches the Advanced Servicing Workshop and Schools of Mortgage Banking I and II, specifically focusing on laws affecting the mortgagee’s interest in property, regulatory compliance and ethics.