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undefinedGwen H. Ribar

Partner

California
Tel: (949) 477-5050
Direct: (949) 477-5055

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Gwen H. Ribar was admitted to the California Bar in 1997 and has been practicing in the mortgage banking and real estate litigation industry since 1999. Ms. Ribar has been with Wright, Finlay & Zak since its inception in 2002. Since then, she has managed nationwide loan origination, servicing and title matters for a leading international bank and several loan servicers. Ms. Ribar also leads a team of attorneys in defending banks and servicers in all aspects of mortgage banking and consumer finance litigation, such as wrongful foreclosure, Homeowner Bill of Rights, predatory lending, title, bankruptcy, eviction and code violation matters. She also has experience managing and handling origination and servicing compliance issues, as well as real estate transactional related work, including, but not limited to, purchase and sale agreements, due diligence/title review, creation of investor pools, development and construction contracts, ground leases, commercial and building leases, formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and construction, mini-perm and permanent finance documentation.

Ms. Ribar has also attended multiple California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA), Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), ACI and IMN conferences as well as multiple CMBA Legislative Days. She has spoken about issues with foreclosure litigation and the Homeowners Bill of Rights at conferences and for clients. In 2019, Ms. Ribar completed the exclusive CMBA Future Leaders Program. She is a current member of CREW-Orange County, serving on the Board as Membership Chairman, and is a member of the USC Marshall School of Business Alumni Association - Orange County Chapter. Recently, she was involved with the WIN-OC Women’s Leadership Group. Ms. Ribar is a Past-President of the Warren J. Ferguson American Inn of Court and Past-President of a Chapter of The Guilds of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. She spent several years judging the OC Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial Competition, receiving Scorekeeper of the Year. Ms. Ribar was also a prior member of the Orange County Bar Association and completed its College of Trial Advocacy Course.

Education

  • University of Southern California (B.A., Entrepreneurship, 1993)
  • Western State University College of Law, (J.D., 1996)

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