Robinson+Cole Finance Team lawyer Norman H. Roos has been elected president of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) for the 2019-2020 term. Mr. Roos was installed during the ACMA Annual Meeting on September 7, 2019 in Monterey, California. Also in attendance were Robinson+Cole Real Estate + Development Group lawyers Candace M. Cunningham and Amanda S. Eckhoff. Ms. Cunningham was appointed co-chair of the ACMA Title Insurance Committee and Ms. Eckhoff was installed as an ACMA Fellow.
As president, Mr. Roos’ responsibilities will include appointing a Nominating Committee to propose Fellows for offices within ACMA and appointing committee chairs and co-chairs. He also will be a member of the Executive Committee and in that capacity will serve on the Board of Regents. In the laddered leadership structure of the ACMA, Mr. Roos will be the Immediate Past President at next year’s annual meeting. He has previously served in the roles of secretary, treasurer, and president-elect as well as Connecticut State Chair. Formed in 1974, ACMA’s membership consists of nearly 500 lawyers in North America who are recognized leaders in the mortgage law industry. To be considered for membership, a qualified lawyer must be nominated by an ACMA Fellow and meet rigorous criteria.
Mr. Roos, concentrates his practice on transactional, regulatory, and technology matters relating to the financial services and real estate industries. He represents banks, insurance companies, diversified financial service companies, and other publicly and privately held entities on a broad range of matters involving consumer and commercial credit transactions, with a special focus on mortgage banking. In addition, Mr. Roos counsels on compliance with a wide variety of regulations promulgated by federal and state financial services regulators. As a member of Robinson+Cole’s Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team, he advises financial institutions concerning data privacy and security matters, particularly in relation to policy planning and implementation.
Ms. Cunningham practices commercial real estate finance law, with an emphasis on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) lender financing for apartments, senior housing, and affordable housing nationwide. Ms. Eckhoff represents institutional and private lenders as well as borrowers in connection with a broad range of real estate financing transactions and related matters.
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