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undefinedGwen H. Ribar


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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 is a Member of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL). She has 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 became a graduate of the exclusive CMBA Future Leaders Program. She is a past Board member of CREW-Orange County, now serving on the Membership Committee and is a past member of the WIN-OC Women’s Leadership Group. Ms. Ribar is also 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, earning Scorekeeper of the Year.


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

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