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New law faculty to address foreclosure crisis

Timothy Burr, Director, Foreclosure Mediation Unit, College of Law
July 21, 2011

Two faculty members have been hired by the College of Law to develop and lead new programs in response to the foreclosure crisis.

Timothy P. Burr is director of the College of Law’s new Foreclosure Mediation Unit, which will provide impartial mediation services between lenders and residential borrowers facing foreclosure. Previously, Burr practiced commercial alternative dispute resolution and real estate law with the firms of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Fennemore Craig, and Morrison & Hecker.

Mary Ellen Natale is director of the College of Law’s new Homeowner Advocacy Unit of the Civil Justice Clinic, in which student attorneys will represent families who are at risk of foreclosure or victims of mortgage fraud scams and engage in advocacy and community outreach on foreclosure law and related issues. She was an Adjunct Professor at St. John's University School of Law and has several years of housing law experience with legal services programs in New York and Ohio. 

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