The Legal League 100 Announces New Advisory Council Chairman and Council Members

Dallas, Texas, April 21, 2016 –The Legal League 100, a membership group comprised of default servicing law firms and service providers, announced that Neil R. Sherman, managing attorney at Detroit-based Schneiderman & Sherman P.C., has been elected as Chairperson to the group’s Advisory Council. The announcement came at the close of the League’s successful Spring Servicer Summit, which was held April 14 in Dallas, Texas. He replaces Glen Rubin, managing partner at Rubin Lublin, LLC, who stepped down at the end of his term.

The Legal League 100 Advisory Council was introduced in December 2011 as a means to progress the reach of the Legal League 100 to a higher-level so legislative changes and servicer involvement is heightened. The Advisory Council is comprised of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and seven advisory council members, who are all members of the Legal League 100.

“The Advisory Council works diligently to promote the interests of the Legal League 100 throughout the industry,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute and Ex-Officio of the Legal League 100. “Neil is passionate, creative, and just the leading figure the Legal League 100 needs as law firms face today’s contracted market and landscape of heightened regulation. I am looking forward to seeing what new innovations Neil and the Advisory Council bring to the organization.”

Other leadership changes to the Advisory Council include Michelle Garcia Gilbert of Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A., being elected to the role of Vice Chairperson and Roy A. Diaz of SHD Legal Group, P.A., and David G. Marowske of Potestivo & Associates, P.C., being elected to Advisory Council general positions. Jeffrey B. Fisher of BP Fisher Law Group, Erin M. Laurito of Laurito & Laurito, LLC, and Richard Nielson of Nielson & Sherry, PSC, were all re-elected to Advisory Council general positions. The newly-elected and re-elected members will join current Advisory Council members Adam Codilis of Codilis and Associates, P.C., and J. Anthony Van Ness of Van Ness Law Firm, PLC.

In addition, the Legal League 100 announced that Stephen M. Hladik, Partner, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP, was elected as the Government Affairs Subcommittee Chairperson.

About the Legal League 100
The Legal League 100, created in collaboration with the Five Star Institute, is a membership group for default servicing law firms and select service providers. The Legal League 100 acts as an advocate on behalf of its members to affect change in the industry from Wall Street to Washington, D.C. Made of up leaders in the default servicing industry, the Legal League 100 is committed to supporting the mortgage servicing industry through education, communication, and relationship development. It supports its multifaceted membership by serving as a leading force for industry standards, education, and market research.

About the Five Star Institute
The Five Star Institute (FSI) fosters education and collaboration within the mortgage banking industry and supports lenders, servicers, asset managers, service providers, agents, brokers, and other industry segments. Five Star Institute publications include DS News, a monthly-magazine and online resource dedicated to default servicing, and MReport, which serves the broader mortgage field. FSI also hosts the yearly Five Star Conference and Expo, the largest event in mortgage servicing. To learn more about Five Star membership groups and opportunities, visit

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