Zachariah L. Manchester

Director of Illinois Practice Group

Zach Manchester executes agile game plans for complex insolvency matters primarily in the mortgage banking industry. Recognized for his robust experience and precision with title issues and lien defense, clients turn to Zach for his keen insights.

Meet Zach Manchester, MDK’s Practice Group Director for the state of Illinois. His deep understanding of legal intricacies, coupled with his proactive approach to ensuring compliance with legal requirements and suggesting process improvements, makes him an indispensable asset to our team. Zach's passion for creating a positive learning environment encourages attorneys to continually question and perform at their highest levels, fostering open communication and teamwork throughout the practice group.

Zach takes on the responsibility of routinely monitoring case assignments and court deadlines, ensuring the highest quality of work product and adherence to timelines. He also keeps a keen eye on reports and metrics related to portfolio performance, allowing him to stay ahead of the curve and drive optimal outcomes for our clients.  

Beyond his expertise in the legal realm, Zach is devoted to understanding and nurturing the unique MDK culture and outlook, ensuring that the Illinois practice group thrives as successful contributors and supporters of our mission and culture. Through his mentorship, Zach empowers attorneys with the knowledge and guidance needed to tackle business and legal issues confidently, making him an indispensable pillar of our team.

The focus of Zach's practice is representing mortgage lenders and servicers in all aspects of mortgage foreclosure proceedings, including creditor/ servicer defense. Zach began his legal career at a boutique firm where he practiced commercial and real estate litigation. Prior to joining MDK, Zach gained three years of experience representing lenders and property owners in title defense litigation including foreclosure actions. In addition, Zach brings valuable knowledge related to regulatory compliance and attorney oversight from his experience with a mortgage servicing company.

Zach’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.  He is a contributor to the MDK Quarterly, a publication that highlights insights and opinions into legal issues.

* Please note that
Zachariah L. Manchester
is not an attorney.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
Indiana University, B.A., Honors College Notation, 2003

Related Experience

Appellate and Major Motions Foreclosure Litigation Housing Court Violations Mediation

Bars & Courts

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Illinois, 2010

Title Agent Licensure