Graduating from the University of Michigan in 1991 and Wayne State University Law School in 1994, Mr. Frenkel was formerly employed by the Michigan Department of Attorney General. Since 1997, he has been with Maddin Hauser, where he specializes in real estate and financial services risk management, litigation, and regulatory compliance matters with particular focus on matters involving mortgage, banking, construction, real estate development, landlord/tenant, and title-related issues.
Admitted to practice in Michigan, as well as the federal courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits, he has also been admitted pro hac vice in numerous courts around the country.
Mr. Frenkel led the firm, as one of a small, select group of law firms in the United States, in its participation in the largest default servicing audit in U.S. history as directed by the United States Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Reserve Board. He possesses a unique combination of expertise and skills in having participated in high-level mortgage regulatory compliance matters, as well as having litigated hundreds of loan level mortgage litigation disputes. This unparalleled perspective allows him to serve his financial services clients efficiently, cost effectively, and with minimized risk while navigating the spectrum of mortgage origination and servicing processes.
Mr. Frenkel has published numerous articles, including: Navigating the Waters of Real Estate Arbitration published in Commercial, Inc. magazine, and Seven Common Mistakes in Selecting/Managing Outside Counsel in the Mortgage Industry which was published as a three part series in the Mortgage Bankers Association News Link. He has also spoken nationally on mortgage industry issues including methods for controlling institutional spending on outside legal counsel and assisted the firm in developing its Lending Litigation ToolKit (L2TK™) - a product designed to reduce institutional costs in the mortgage industry in the handling of portfolio level litigation. Mr. Frenkel is also a creator of the firm's ASPECT™ System - a product designed to assist in the efficient testing of client compliance with federal mortgage regulatory requirements.
Mr. Frenkel was featured in the February, 2014 issue of Michigan Banker Magazine, as well as in an article published in Crain's Detroit Business focusing on mortgage litigation trends. He has been recognized since 2016 as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of Real Estate Law: Commercial and Finance and was previously selected by his peers as one of Michigan's Rising Stars as noted in Michigan Super Lawyers® and Rising Star Magazine.
Mr. Frenkel's roles with the firm include being a representative to the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Law Firm Alliance - a worldwide confederation of boutique mid-sized law firms.
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, Detroit, Michigan, Juris Doctor, 1994
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A., with high distinction, 1991
STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN MICHIGAN AND IN THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS FOR THE EASTERN AND WESTERN DISTRICTS OF MICHIGAN.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
FIRM REPRESENTATIVE TO THE NATIONAL MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION
FIRM REPRESENTATIVE TO THE LAW FIRM ALLIANCE (A WORLDWIDE NETWORK OF BOUTIQUE MID-SIZED LAW FIRMS.)
MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION LITIGATION SUB-COMMITTEE
MEMBER OF THE REAL PROPERTY SECTION OF THE STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN
AFFILIATE MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF MICHIGAN
SELECTED IN 2008 BY HIS PEERS AS ONE OF MICHIGAN'S RISING STARS AS NOTED IN MICHIGAN SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE