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Rachel Dollar

Rachel Dollar

Rachel Dollar is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in the mortgagelending industry. An attorney, Ms. Dollar is the editor of the acclaimed public serviceindustry website Mortgage Fraud Blog (www.mortgagefraudblog.com), which iscommitted to raising awareness of the growing problems associated with mortgage fraud.A Certified Mortgage Banker, she has been repeatedly named by Inman News as one ofthe 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders. A Certified Financial Crimes Investigatorand litigator, Ms. Dollar co-wrote Protect Yourself from Real Estate and MortgageFraud, which in August 2007 became the first full-scope book on mortgage fraudreleased by a major publisher, Kaplan Publishing.Ms. Dollar is a partner in the law firm of Smith Dollar PC, where she chairs the firm’sMortgage Banking Group and leads mortgage fraud litigation for lenders and secondarymarket investors on a nationwide basis. She has supervised successful complex mortgagefraud and RICO litigation in the federal courts, and complex litigation involvingsecondary market investors, mortgage insurers, loan servicers, and other financial servicecompanies. She has been involved in the discovery, investigation, resolution andlitigation of large-scale fraud schemes nationwide.Her practice includes complex commercial litigation, RICO litigation, secured creditorrights and title insurance litigation with a focus on closing protection letter claims,identity theft and closing agent conduct. She also handles matters concerning broker andfidelity bonds, appraiser and settlement agent errors & omissions policy claims and issuesassociated with repurchase.A nationally recognized speaker, Ms Dollar frequently teaches in-house seminars onmortgage fraud issues to lending professionals, QC/QA management, federal and stateprosecutors and general counsel. She acts in a consultative role on policy and procedurefor mortgage lenders, including the creation of lending documentation and direction ofquality control practices. She frequently consults with licensing and local, state andnational criminal agencies across the country on mortgage fraud matters.Ms. Dollar has been widely quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the LosAngeles Times, and other publications. She has testified on mortgage fraud beforeCongress. She has appeared on CNN, CBS Evening News, and other radio and televisionprograms.Smith Dollar PC's in-depth industry knowledge and broad legal experience allows itsattorneys to offer legal counsel grounded in business reality. Located in California WineCountry, Smith Dollar PC is one of the only Northern California firms providinglitigation and transactional representation to the mortgage banking and financial servicesindustry.