6-23-2022 New York Mortgage Bankers Association (NYMBA) Inducts Natalie Grigg to Board of Directors
Natalie Grigg, Partner of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP was inducted to NYMBA’s Board of Directors during the New York Mortgage Bankers Conference (NYMBA) Annual Convention, held in Saratoga, New York on June 7-9, 2022. Click the image to learn more.
4-1-22 Natalie Grigg, Esq. Named as an Honoree for the Rochester Business Journal's "Women of Excellence" award
Congratulations to Natalie Grigg for being named to the Rochester Business Journal’s Women of Excellence list. Natalie is a partner in the firm and Chair of our Default Services Department. Click on the heading above to learn more about the award.
Natalie A. Grigg, Esq. named a 2022 ATHENA International Young Professional Award Finalist
Congratulations to Natalie Grigg, Supervising Partner/Default Services Department, she has been named a finalist for the 2022 ATHENA International Young Professional Award by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council. Natalie will be recognized along with the other finalists at a celebration on January 20, 2022. Click on the image to learn more about the award.
9-2-21 Residential Foreclosure Update
Click on the image to read the latest COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act - Amended
Compliance Coffee Talk - 8/18/21 NYS Debt Collection Updates
Grab a cup of coffee and join Natalie Grigg on August 18th, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. EST for the second webinar in our monthly Compliance Coffee Talk. Natalie will discuss the latest NYS Debt Collection Updates. Click on the image for more details.
Litigation Lunch Break Webinar - Statute of Limitations
Statute of Limitations is not something that can be ignored, and is not always the easiest to calculate, particularly in light of the COVID Pandemic. Join Natalie A. Grigg, Esq. and Brian Capitummino, Esq. as they assess the ever changing landscape within the state and federal court system, and provide insight as to what it may mean for your financial institution. For more information click the image.
Compliance Coffee Talk - Virtual series
Grab a cup of coffee and join us at 8:30 a.m. EST for our monthly Compliance Coffee Talk - an informal virtual gathering with Natalie Grigg who will discuss compliance issues and updates that impact the Banking and Mortgage Servicing Industry. Whether it is New York State or Federal updates, Natalie is here to provide an overview of recent or pending changes, and answer your questions in these sessions. Click on the title above for more details.
1-12-2021 COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act
The purpose of this alert is to provide additional guidance as to the Hardship Declaration portion of the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act. Click on the title to read the alert.
10-2-20 Natalie Grigg, Esq. to speak at Monroe County Bar Association's CLE "Now, I’m a teacher too!? Kids and COVID-19" Posted on September 18, 2020
This timely program examines the stress and anxiety that parents are facing with their kids returning to school (in person or virtually) in the midst of COVID-19. Click on the title above for more information.
7-24-2020 Residential Foreclosure Update – Administrative Order 157/20
The general stay of foreclosure proceedings in New York directed by various Executive and Administrative orders since mid-March 2020 is finally over! On July 24, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Marks issued Administrative Order (AO) 157/20, which set forth the Court’s revised procedure for addressing residential foreclosure proceedings. A copy of the Order and Judge Marks issuing Memo regarding the Revised Procedure for Addressing Residential and Commercial Foreclosure Proceedings can be found here/attached. The Order lifts the general stay of foreclosure proceedings in effect since March 16, 2020. New and pending cases may now proceed subject to the provisions of the AO and Banking Law 9-x. Click on the title to read the full article.
7-27-20 Evictions Update
On June 18, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Marks issued a memorandum addressing procedures in residential and commercial evictions proceedings. Click on the title for the full article.
7-27-20 Residential and Commercial Foreclosure Update – Executive Order 202.48
On July 6, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.48, which states, “The directive contained in Executive Order 202.28, as extended, that prohibited initiation of a proceeding or enforcement of either an eviction of any residential or commercial tenant, for nonpayment of rent or a foreclosure of any residential or commercial mortgage, for nonpayment of such mortgage, is continued only insofar as it applies to a commercial tenant or commercial mortgagor, as it has been superseded by legislation for a residential tenant, and residential mortgagor, in Chapters 112, 126, and 127 of the Laws of 2020”. Copies of the laws referenced in this provision of the Executive Order are enclosed. Click the title for more information.
5-19-20 Client Alert - Evictions Update
New York City Housing Court judges have begun to schedule virtual conferences in evictions matters that are already pending with the court. Click the title to read more.
5-8-20 Client Alert - Governor's Executive Order Regarding Evictions & Foreclosures.
Governor Cuomo issues Executive Order #202.28. Click the title to read more.
5-1-20Client Alert: Update New York Courts
On April 30, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks issued a Memorandum to all of the Trial Court Justices and Judges regarding updates to the operations of the New York Court System. Click title to read more.
4-17-20 Tammy Garcia-Klipfel named an "Up & Coming Attorney" by the Daily Record
Congratulations to Tammy Garcia-Klipfel, she was named an Up & Coming Attorney by the Daily Record. Ms. Garcia-Klipfel is an Associate in the Firm's Default Services Department. The Up & Coming Attorneys category honors those who demonstrate professional accomplishment, community service and a strong commitment to the legal profession early in their careers. To be considered, nominees must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or less. Tammy will be honored along with the other recipients at The 2020 Excellence in Law Awards ceremony which is scheduled for June 24 at a luncheon and awards reception at the Hyatt.
4-10-20 Bankruptcy Alert
On April 10, 2020, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York issued General Order M-545, which notified parties of the creation of an event to facilitate the filing of a Notice of Temporary Forbearance. Click title to read more.
4-9-20 Executive Orders for New York
Since the issuance on January 30, 2020 of the initial Executive Order declaring a Disaster Emergency in the State of New York (EO 202), the Governor has issued ten additional Executive Orders (EO 202.1 – 202.10) Each has continued and expanding on the original order. More are expected almost daily. Click title to read more.
3-30-20 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security ("CARES") Act
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security ("CARES") Act The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act ("CARES" Act") was signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020. As it pertains to the Mortgage Industry, the following are the highlights of the bill: Definitions: Federally backed mortgage loan includes any loan which is secured by a first or subordinate lien on residential real property, including condominiums and cooperatives, designed principally for the occupancy of from 1-4 families that is insured by the Federal Housing Administrations; insured under section 255 of the National Housing Act, guaranteed under section 184 or 184A of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, guaranteed or insured by the Department of Veteran Affairs, guaranteed or insured by the Department of Agriculture, or purchased or securitized by FHLMC or FNMA. Click on title to read more.
10-9-19 Default Services Department Volunteers at Foodlink Distribution Center.
On October 9, 2019, members of the Default Services Department volunteered at Foodlink Distribution Center. A group of 20 staff and attorneys helped sort, categorize, inspect and assemble boxes of non-perishable food items for individuals and area organizations.
Natalie A. Grigg, will be a featured speaker at Affinity Consulting’s Management Symposium
The 2019 Management Symposium takes place October 15th and 16th in Dallas, Texas and Natalie A. Grigg will be a featured speaker.
Woods Oviatt Attorneys attend the National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Four Woods Oviatt Attorneys recently attended the National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on September 14th, 2019.
Woods Oviatt supports Al Sigl Center’s 15th Anniversary Fine Tastings event
Natalie Grigg, Esq., a Partner in the firm and Co-Chair of the Default Services Group, and her husband Justin attended the Al Sigl Center’s 15th Anniversary Fine Tastings event on September 18, 2019.