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Gerald M. Shapiro, Partner

Education
Northwestern University
DePaul University School of Law

Bar Admissions
State of Illinois (1969)
State of Florida (1969)
Federal District Court (1969)

Experience
Gerald M. Shapiro is co-founder with David S. Kreisman of the LOGS Legal Network. Under his guidance, the Law Offices of Gerald Shapiro has developed into a preeminent network of law firms that provides national representation to mortgage lenders. In addition to the LOGS Legal Network, Mr. Shapiro has expanded services provided by LOGS Financial Services, Inc. to the areas described in the Foreword of this manual. A combination of legal and mortgage expertise has enabled him to expand LOGS services and yet remain attentive to the changing requirements and concerns of the banking industry.

LOGS partnerships currently provide representation in 35 states and the District of Columbia. With further expansion in progress, Mr. Shapiro currently concentrates on the overall management of LOGS operations and providing client assistance. With more than 30 years of private practice dedicated to the mortgage industry, he is widely experienced in coordinating multi-state representation of lenders in the areas of foreclosure, bankruptcy, real estate closing and document preparation. His legal experience also includes representation in other fields of real estate law, including acquisitions, development and financing of complex commercial developments.

Memberships include the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Florida Bar Association. Mr. Shapiro also is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, the National Council of Savings Institutions and the majority of state Mortgage Bankers Associations.

 

David M. Kreisman, Partner

Education
University of Chicago
University of Chicago School of Law

Bar Admissions
State of Illinois (1963)
Federal District Court (1963)
Court of Appeals (1964)

Experience
David S. Kreisman is co-founder with Gerald M. Shapiro of the LOGS Legal Network. He is director of national operations for all LOGS Legal Network offices and has direct responsibility for management and supervision of the Shapiro & Kreisman partnership offices. Mr. Kreisman remains at the forefront of legal trends and developments in the fields of real estate and bankruptcy throughout the country. With offices providing representation in 35 states and the District of Columbia and expansion in progress, Mr. Kreisman remains readily available to address client concerns and questions and to resolve specific problem files.

In over 37 years of private practice, Mr. Kreisman has concentrated his practice in real estate, lender representation and civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels. In addition to foreclosure and bankruptcy representation, he has developed expertise in the associated areas of tax deed and fire loss litigation, drug seizures, code enforcement and condemnation proceedings. In these areas, Mr. Kreisman has pioneered unique defenses and strategies for lender representation that have been adopted by many members of the legal community practicing in these areas. He has authored many real estate articles in addition to editing and publishing the LOGS Ledger.

Memberships include the American Bar Association, Chicago Council of Lawyers and the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees. He is also an active member of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.

 

Kirk J. Cejda, Managing Partner

kcejda@logs.com

As Managing Partner of the firm, Mr. Cejda supervises all foreclosures, evictions, and litigation. After passing the Oklahoma bar, he associated himself with a general civil practice law firm with a major emphasis on business and commercial litigation and real estate. Memberships include the Oklahoma Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees.

 

Michael K. Templeton, Staff Attorney

mtempleton@logs.com

Mr. Templeton has specialized in real estate law with emphasis in lender representation and mortgage foreclosures for over 20 years and has over 30 years experience in the title insurance industry. Memberships include the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association and all Federal District Courts in Oklahoma

 

Christopher D. Blockcolski, Staff Attorney

cblockcolski@logs.com

After passing the Oklahoma bar in 2004, he associated himself with a general practice firm in Holdenville, Oklahoma and also acted as City Judge for the cities of Holdenville and Cromwell, Oklahoma. Mr. Blockcolski became associated with this firm in 2006 and specializes in all aspects of the representation of mortgage lenders.

 

Sandee Johnson, Office Manager

sjohnson@logs.com

 

Kellie Walden, Receptionist

kwalden@logs.com

 


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