Blockchain Applications in Real Estate Finance: Mortgage Origination, Securitization and Servicing
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will familiarize real estate finance counsel with some of the current and potential uses of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in commercial mortgage origination, securitization, and servicing. The panel will also discuss the legal and regulatory hurdles companies may encounter in moving transactions onto a distributed ledger or blockchain.
- DLT and blockchain
- Legal and regulatory issues
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- What is a distributed ledger, and how does it change the documentation of transactions and information?
- How can smart contract execution and enforcement be embedded in a distributed ledger or blockchain?
- What are some of the current and proposed uses for blockchain in mortgage-backed securities?
- What legal issues arise with blockchain that are not present with more conventional formats?
Jason A. Nagi
Mr. Nagi uses his creditor-focused, finance experience to counsel early stage and mature FinTech companies as well as... | Read More
Mr. Nagi uses his creditor-focused, finance experience to counsel early stage and mature FinTech companies as well as traditional and non-traditional lenders, in both business ventures and litigation. In addition to appearing before state courts, and U.S. federal district and bankruptcy courts, he regularly counsels companies in applying blockchain technology to their respective industries, fundraising efforts, and regulatory issues. Mr. Nagi advises clients on SEC, CFTC, FinCEN, and state-level MSBs, including the issuance of tokenized securities.Close
Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Mr. Quaranta possesses over 27 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries. He... | Read More
Mr. Quaranta possesses over 27 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries. He currently serves as Chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, the leading non-profit trade association promoting the comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology across global markets. Prior to this, Mr. Quaranta served as CEO of DerivaTrust Technologies, a pioneering software and technology firm for financial market participants. Ron was also editor and contributing author of the recently published book “Blockchain in Financial Markets and Beyond: Challenges and Applications”, published Risk Books. He is a sought after speaker and writer regarding financial technology and innovation, and serves as advisor to multiple startups and corporations focused on fintech innovation and blockchain technology.Close
Mr. Willis has a 20-year background advising clients in the commercial and mortgage banking and structured finance... | Read More
Mr. Willis has a 20-year background advising clients in the commercial and mortgage banking and structured finance arenas. He is an active member of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization’s Blockchain Community of Practice and has helped present a Blockchain structured finance proof of concept to the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. He is currently head of RiskSpan’s Governance and Controls Practice, with a particular focus on model risk management. He has also developed business requirements and improved processes for commercial banks of all sizes, mortgage banks, mortgage servicers, Federal Home Loan Banks, rating agencies, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and U.S. Government agencies. Prior to joining RiskSpan, Mr. Willis did related work at First American Financial Corporation, Fannie Mae, and KPMG Consulting.Close