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Attorney oversight

Lyons McCloskey provides expert consulting and training services to servicers in managing the attorney firms that provide foreclosure, bankruptcy, and eviction services. We assist our clients in conducting thorough and extensive research to ensure that audit/review checklists are updated to include all current federal and state, investor, client, and regulatory and oversight entity requirements. Lyons McCloskey’s clients receive comprehensive reports that summarize the analysis of the results, as well as benefit from assistance associated with the remediation and resolution of findings and issues identified throughout the course of the review. The audits are conducted by well trained, competent staff who have significant experience in vendor audits and mortgage banking. 

Attorney Oversight Products Include:​

•Training Client's Staff to Conduct Oversight Reviews

•Automated Review Checklists 

•Comprehensive Attorney Firm Audits
  *  Onsite inspection of Attorney firm Operations, Information Security, Document Security
  *  Onsite or Remote Loan Level Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Eviction, File Review
•Comprehensive Audit Guide with Detailed Procedures
•Scoring Methodology, Procedures and Formulas
•Requirements Updating Services
•Attorney firm Questionnaires and other Data Gathering Tools
•Reporting Templates
•Remediation Processes and Procedures

Training

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With hundreds of attorney audits over the past 10 years, Lyons McCloskey has created a training program that can be tailored to the needs of  the Servicer’s Vendor Oversight Group. We can build a comprehensive Training Audit Guide or one to fit the needs of the servicer. We have Training Modules to facilitate the transfer of knowledge. During the course of training, we will identify areas of high risk from regulatory, investor/insurer, and statutory requirements. The below list details, but is not limited to, some of the attorney training modules offered by Lyons McCloskey.  

Automated Tools

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Automated Review Checklists Key Attributes

•Safeguards against entering data for wrong loan
•Logical Organization of Steps/Questions

•Based on input, tells auditor if there is a finding/observation

•Compiles data/findings into tables for easy reporting of results
•Ensures completion of all key audit steps by summarizing results of input
•Facilitates Quality Control

Module Description

  • Foreclosure File Review
  • Bankruptcy File Review
  • Fees and Costs - Phase I
  • Fees and Costs - Phase II
  • Original Documents Review
  • Proof of Claim and Reinstatement Review
  • Document and Signature Review
  • Firm Interaction
  • State Attorney Checklist Updating
  • Analysis of Data and Finding Identification
  • Risk Scoring
  • Quality Control
  • Attorney Firm Onsite - Security Walk-through