Diana A. Saffa
Diana Saffa graduated cum laude from St. John’s University and earned her law degree from New York Law School in 1996, concentrating in Real Estate/Bankruptcy Law. Diana started her law profession as an intern for New York Supreme Court Judge Frederic S. Berman. Diana is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Divisions of Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Her career trajectory encompasses the entire default servicing industry, representing creditors and debtors.
Diana began representing the banking industry in foreclosure, bankruptcy, loss mitigation, litigation, and regulatory compliance cases. As the lead managing attorney, she maximized firm productivity by founding all departments of default servicing while gaining highly-reputable clients. Diana systematized her staff by personally establishing leadership teams and strategic cross-training in all areas of default servicing, establishing efficiencies and monumental growth. Her meticulous attention to detail in court and federal/state government regulations grew the firm to one of the most successful firms in the state.
Diana proceeded to create a debtor’s law firm to achieve expertise on the opposite side of default-serving. Her firm became one of the top three firms in the state, where she represented debtors in thousands of cases. Diana’s experiences effectuated solutions with institutional lenders, creditors, federal regulatory agencies, and debtors in foreclosure matters across complex Chapter 13 restructuring and Chapter 7 cases.
Diana has served as a featured panelist and speaker at industry conferences and seminars to educate lenders and attorneys on legal and operational requirements in all areas of default servicing. Diana has served as Court Appointed Guardian Ad Litem in hundreds of foreclosure cases. Her expertise involves personally handling cases, successfully managing, hiring, and training attorneys and legal assistants, and providing training to the largest lending institutions and servicers across the United States to effectively comply with federal and state regulations in the default servicing spectrum in judicial and non-judicial states.
Diana has received public recognition from honorary Florida State Court Judges, Charlotte’s Federal Chief Court Judge, Chapter 13 Trustees, numerous Chapter 7 Trustees, mediators, colleagues, and hundreds of debtors for her excellence in best practices, courtroom articulation, and professionalism among her constituents.
Diana is a proud partner of Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon, where she leverages her extensive legal, operations, and client relations expertise to join the firm’s continued success and distinguished reputation.