The Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association (OMBA) has invited Brian Deas, partner and founder of Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, to serve on its Legislative Committee. Brian will join others on the committee to provide input on proposed and pending legislation considered by the Ohio General Assembly.
“I’m really excited to start my term with the OMBA. I find the legislative process fascinating and look forward to collaborating with others in Ohio’s legal community,” he said.
Brian’s involvement with the OMBA began in 2013. As the backlog in Ohio’s sheriff foreclosure sales continued to climb and negatively impact the real estate market, he collaborated with the OMBA to create a solution.
His well-researched recommendation? Bring online auctions to Ohio. Moving auctions from the courthouse steps to a secure, online platform leads to increased efficiency and improved transparency.
Brian and the OMBA teamed up with the Ohio Bar Association and the Ohio Banker’s League to present the concept to a pending reform bill sponsor, who accepted Brian’s offer to help rewrite the statute to allow online auctions. After the item passed and was written into code in 2017, the OMBA honored Brian with the William G. Hoddup Distinguished Service Award.
In adding Brian to the Legislative Committee, the OMBA is acknowledging his past contributions to the organization and its plans for the future.
“I’m inspired by how the OMBA is open to new ideas. I’m excited to continue looking for ways to innovate in the real estate market and work alongside colleagues old and new,” Brian said.
The OMBA, founded in 1961, is a statewide organization devoted to the residential and commercial real estate finance field. Members are mortgage originators, servicers, and investors; and a wide variety of mortgage industry-related firms. The OMBA is dedicated to maintaining a strong residential and commercial real estate finance system.
Manley Deas Kochalski is a leading default litigation law firm that provides a full complement of services to several Fortune 500 companies including many of the world’s largest financial institutions, mortgage services, commercial lenders and resort developers.