Mary Pirrello joins Sandler Law Group as Client Relations Manager

Sandler Law Group provides services in residential mortgage closing, mortgage-tech, and related compliance.

Our team based in Dallas, Texas provides mortgage companies a holistic residential mortgage loan process including compliance management strategies, regulatory expertise, and document preparation technology. 


We offer closing functions, document preparation, and fulfillment services for the mortgage banking industry.

We are excited to announce the addition of mortgage industry expert Mary Pirrello, former Vice President and Participation Manager of Northpointe Bank, to our team.

Mary Pirrello Joins Sandler Law Group as Client Relations Manager

"I chose Sandler Law Group because of its outstanding reputation here in Texas," says Mary Pirrello. "I was drawn to its corporate culture, long term tenure of the majority of employees, and the strength of having their prestigious new owner Andy Sandler at the helm."

Read the full announcement, here.

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Attorneys

For more than thirty years, Andy has been a trusted legal and strategic advisor to the financial services industry. He currently leads Temerity Capital Partners, Treliant Risk Advisors and Asurity Technologies. He also advises Boards, C-Suites, Temerity portfolio companies and investors on regulatory, operational and governance issues and the use of technology to increase efficiency and reduce legal and regulatory compliance cost.

Andrew L. Sandler

Chairman and CEO

Admitted to Practice:*

District of Columbia; Maryland; New York

Admitted to Practice: **

Texas

United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court

Michael has spent his 40 plus year professional career building and leading law firms and businesses offering expertise in state and federal mortgage regulatory compliance.

Michael Riddle

Attorney

Admitted to Practice: **

Texas

Brad is an experienced residential mortgage lending expert on multi-state and federal compliance, loan documentation, warehouse finance, wholesale and correspondent origination channels, loan purchases and sales, and claims management.

Bradley N. Cope

Attorney

Admitted to Practice: **

Texas

David has over thirty years of legal and compliance experience in banking, consumer finance, real estate, and construction law. He has specialized expertise in mortgage lending origination and servicing requirements, secondary marketing issues, usury and fee exportation and state licensing and examination.

David Pederson

Attorney

Serving as Attorney at Sandler Law Group, Ms. Jenkins advises clients through a broad range of mortgage banking compliance issues, assisting lenders from origination to closing as well as in post-closing compliance review with a special emphasis on Texas legal practice. 


Before joining Sandler Law Group, Ms. Jenkins served in private practice as mortgage banking compliance counsel, and before becoming an attorney, gained significant experience in mortgage asset resolution and commercial loan originations at a larger non-bank lender and two large, national banks. 


Ms. Jenkins has been a speaker at continuing legal education panels addressing various issues impacting mortgage lending, and she is active with the State Bar of Texas and American Bar Association’s Real Property Trusts and Estates Section. 


In addition to her work at Sandler Law Group, Ms. Jenkins has enjoyed representing underserved clients through the Dallas Bar Association’s Volunteer Attorneys Program. When not at work, Christina enjoys traveling with her family and is fascinated by building materials, architecture and design. 


Christina Jenkins

Attorney

Admitted to Practice: **

Texas

Leadership

For more than 30 years, Vicki has worked in client services for law firms representing residential mortgage lenders with a specific focus on forming efficient closing operations through integrated technology, legal services, and highly qualified mortgage personnel. Her goal is to maximize lender efficiencies through excellent communication, software solutions, staff and superior service.


Vicki is a pioneer of onsite legal document preparation and operational outsourcing for residential mortgage lenders across the country and has devoted her career to analyzing and maximizing work flows for lenders. 


Vicki Murphy-Gee

Executive Director, Dallas

* not licensed to practice law

* not licensed to practice law

Heath has been in the banking and mortgage business for 14 years. His experience includes accounting, home office team lead and onsite team management for a multi-state lender which afforded him the opportunity to train new staff and provide the client with superior service in various aspects of mortgage lending functions, including closing, document preparation, auditing, HUD approval, post closing and helping with investor STIPS.


Heath is now focused on the overall production of the company, customer service excellence and working with our lenders to help them determine their needs based on the industry and investor standards.

Heath Alvarado

Production Manager

* not licensed to practice law

Theresa has 35 years of industry expertise in operations, post-closing, loan servicing, training and risk management, combined with demonstrated skills in project management and developing start-up business.


Her main focus is Operational Compliance and Staff Development and she assists in special projects. She devotes much of her time in developing the skills of individuals new to mortgage banking.


Theresa is an active member of the DMBA and a Past President of NAPMW. 

Theresa Buenerkemper

Director of Operational Compliance

* not licensed to practice law

Ashley LaBate-Long is our Client Specialist. She has over 12 years of mortgage and residential legal and lending experience and has been with our firm for twelve years.

 

She works with new clients to determine best practices for our team’s integration. Ashley works closely with client staff and has been responsible for training many of Sandler Law Group employees. Ashley is a proven professional, quietly providing clients superior service in virtually all aspects of residential mortgage closing, document preparation, auditing, funding and post-closing.

Ashley LaBate Long

Client Specialist

* not licensed to practice law

Marshall Mahurin is the Director of Compliance & Quality Assurance for Sandler Law Group. He has more than thirty years’ experience in residential mortgage lending which has covered all aspects from loan origination to loss mitigation.

 

He started in the industry working for mortgage lenders who originated both prime and sub-prime loans. His experience includes the origination, processing, underwriting and closing of conventional, FHA and VA loans. These foundations in mortgage lending basics lead to a focus in regulatory compliance at both the state and federal level as he transitioned to working for a residential lending law firm.

 

Marshall served as Regulatory Compliance Manager for a software company that developed and customized software and documents for residential mortgage lenders.

 

He has continued to hone his regulatory compliance skills and expand his knowledge of the lending industry while working for Texas law firms specializing in document preparation and loss mitigation, prior to joining Sandler Law Group.

Marshall Mahurin

Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance

* not licensed to practice law

Ken leads the direction and management of Sandler Law Group operations including the Document Preparation, Funding, Fulfillment, Software Development, Software Support and IT teams.


Ken joined us in 2001 and has more than fourteen years experience in residential mortgage lending, where he has directed and managed operational process improvement and software design implementation solutions for the residential lending community.


He returned to the Firm in 2013 as a strategic partner in service enrichment, productivity increase and the provision of operational excellence.

Ken Mezger

Director of Operations

De Ann Rogers is the Trainer-Process Improvement Liaison at Sandler Law Group. De Ann has over 23 years experience in the residential mortgage business. Her experience includes processing, closing, funding, shipping, post-closing, auditing and agency insuring. She has led service teams at mortgage lenders and acted as an operational liaison for software implementations.


De Ann’s main focus is to maintain high service levels while building positive relationships and fostering communication and cooperation between our clients and her team.

De Ann Rogers

Process Improvement Liaison

* not licensed to practice law

* not licensed to practice law

John's focus is on managing the entire IT infrastructure including development, networking, phone systems, servers, co-location facilities, backup and recovery, security, websites, database management, asset management, purchasing, TCO/ROI cost analysis, and client relations for technical services.




John has more than 20 years experience in the Information Technology field beginning with work as a Business Analyst and Project Manager in residential mortgage lending.  This was followed by years of consulting work in both hardware and software related projects.  The last 10 years have been focused on managing IT groups. Prior to joining Sandler Law Group, John worked with mortgage companies, software companies, and law firms to develop and maintain a broad range of services for the residential lending community.

John Mezger

Information Technology Director

Mary has been in the mortgage industry for over 20 years. Having begun her career in loan operations, she understands that strong partnerships ensure maximum efficiency. Building long term relationships with mortgage bankers while providing the best possible business solutions has been her strength. 


Believing that the most important product on the market is customer service, Mary‘s goal is for clients to experience excellence consistently.

Mary Pirrello

Client Relations Manager

* not licensed to practice law

Shay Vaughn is the Team Lead for the Dallas office of Sandler Law Group. Shay has over 16 years experience in the residential mortgage business. Her experience includes closing, funding, loan processing, post-closing, auditing, agency insuring, title curative and foreclosure processing.


Shay’s main focus is to build and maintain positive relationships with our clients through excellent communication and faster turn times for investor purchases. 

NaShadrian "Shay" Vaughn*

Home Office Team Lead

* not licensed to practice law

Lisa Torgerson has over 18 years of residential mortgage banking experience. During her 8 years with us, she prepared closing packages, provided excellent customer service and helped supervise a group of home office staff in the preparation of residential mortgage closings. 


Her professionalism, outstanding work ethic, and superior mortgage background makes Lisa a great addition to our firm. 

Lisa Torgerson*

Human Resources Manager

* not licensed to practice law

Alicia Amling is the Executive Director at Sandler Law Group, where she manages outward-facing projects for the firm and its Managing Partner. Alicia joined the team after a career in network television where she produced and reported from Capitol Hill, the White House, and all around the country during Campaigns 2012 and 2016. Alicia got her start in Washington working for the number one-rated public affairs show, “Face the Nation.” Alicia holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, VA.

Alicia Amling

Executive Director, DC

* not licensed to practice law

Dallas, Texas

717 North Harwood Street, Suite 1600

Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 257-1832

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