Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP (AGMB) has announced that the firm, and specifically, Michael G. Barone, the Managing Partner of the firm’s Mortgage Compliance Practice, have been named Counsel to the New York Association of Mortgage Brokers (NYAMB). The firm already serves as Counsel to the Empire State Mortgage Banking Association.

Mr. Barone has extensive experience in representing and providing guidance to nationally recognized mortgage lenders and brokers and has worked on all types of federal and state compliance, transactional and litigation matters for the past 20 years. He is also a frequent speaker at various mortgage industry and association meetings across the country. Mr. Barone is admitted to the Bars of New York State and New Jersey. He is a graduate of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where he served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the Labor and Employment Law Journal. The NYAMB has recently announced the creation of the NYAMB Compliance Line. The purpose of the NYAMB Compliance Line is to provide members who have questions or concerns regarding residential mortgage compliance matters with an experienced, centralized source of information. Questions called into the Compliance Line will be responded to by Mr. Barone and AGMB’s team of attorneys. Mr. Barone will also be providing quarterly webinars, which are available to NYAMB members and serve as a frequent contributor to the NYAMB newsletter. Based in Mamaroneck, New York, NYAMB is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) trade association established in 1985 and is recognized as the leading state trade organization in the wholesale mortgage industry throughout the state of New York. NYAMB brings mortgage professionals together through its vast array of education and networking events. “AGMB is a Diamond Member of the NYAMB and it is an honor to serve as Counsel to a wonderful organization of which we have been members for so many years,” Mr. Barone said. “I will use my knowledge and experience in providing the necessary legal guidance in assisting the organization in meeting its mission.” For more information about the law firm, visit www.agmblaw.com.

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