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Lise A. Barrera - Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss - Michigan

 (TAGLaw Member)

Lise A. Barrera


Practice Areas:
Mortgage Banking Group
Finance Group
Business Transactions Group

Professional Experience

Lise was admitted to practice law in Michigan in 1997. She is the head of the firm's Mortgage Banking Group and a member of the firm's Finance and Business Transaction Groups.

Areas of Emphasis

Financial Services

Lise manages and is involved with a variety of financing transactions for both borrowers and lenders involving many different businesses, collateral, and institutional and private lenders.

Mortgage Banking and Regulatory Compliance

Lise represents clients in the financial services industry such as banks, mortgage brokers, lenders and servicers, title companies, real estate companies and other settlement service providers on a wide range of matters. These include, regulatory compliance under federal and state law, state and federal licensing, qualification and approvals, new business opportunities, including affiliated business agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and other joint ventures. As well as correspondent lending issues, form documentation, negotiations and advice on warehouse lending facilities, and litigation, potential litigation and representation of institutions before various governmental authorities.

Business Law

Lise advises clients in a wide array of business issues, including general corporate law, business entity formation, governance, operation, acquisitions, and other transactions.


Practice Areas:
Mortgage Banking Group
Finance Group
Business Transactions Group
Bar Admissions:
Michigan, 1997
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1997
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Dean's Scholar 1992-1997
Honors: Assistant Editor, Wayne Law Review, 1995-96
Honors: Senior Articles Editor, Wayne Law Review, 1996-97
Honors: Awarded "Order of the Coif"

Wayne State University, 1994
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Honors: Dean's List
Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society
Major: English

Published Works:
Law Review Editing and Choe v. Fordham University School of Law: Is the Courtroom the New Front for the Resolution of Publishing Disputes?, 42 Wayne Law Review 2183

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Michigan

American Bar Association, Section of Business Law

Mortgage Bankers Association
Associate Member

Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association

Wayne State Law School Alumni Association
Board Member

Email:  lbarrera@jaffelaw.com
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