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Pleasanton-E-LOAN Inc. has appointed James G. Jones to its board of directors.

Mr. Jones, the recently retired vice chairman of credit and risk management at Providian Financial, previously served as the president of direct banking and group executive vice president of consumer credit at Bank of America, and as the executive vice president of consumer credit at Wells Fargo.

More recently, Mr. Jones was vice chairman of credit and risk management at Providian Financial in San Francisco.

Walnut Creek-1031 Exchange Options has named John Padua and Todd Spillman to the company's replacement property specialists team. The new replacement property specialists will assist clients in finding appropriate replacement properties for their 1031 exchanges and other real estate investments.

Mr. Padua is licensed with the NASD as a registered representative. He worked with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as an investment advisor and has more than 10 years of experience in consulting individual clients on financial planning and investment strategies.

Mr. Spillman has more than seven years of experience as a financial advisor and retirement planning specialist for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as well as holding a position as Morgan Stanley's compliance manager.


Washington-Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP said that Phillip J. Kardis II has joined its Washington office as of counsel in the commercial finance practice group. Mr. Kardis comes to K&L from the Washington office of McKee Nelson LLP.

He concentrates his practice on complex corporate, securities and financing transactions, and represents Wall Street investment banks, mortgage companies, REITs and broker-dealers.

Prior to entering private legal practice, he held several positions in government and industry including senior advisor and acting director at the Trade Compliance Ce-nter of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Washington-The Mortgage Bankers Assoc-iation appointed Ken Markison as senior director and regulatory counsel in MBA's Government Affairs Department.

Mr. Markison is retiring from the federal government after a distinguished federal legal career, having most recently served as Department of Housing and Urban Development assistant general counsel for government-sponsored enterprises and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.

Throughout his HUD tenure, he served in a variety of positions, including chief attorney for business claims and information, assistant general counsel for administrative law and assistant general counsel for GSEs and RESPA.


Chicago-Lee Brodsky, former president and chairman of Bankers Insurance Service, has moved to start and head up the Mortgage Banking Insurance Group at JMB Insurance.

Mr. Brodsky had been at Bankers Insurance Service since 1975, working his way up from a bond underwriter to chairman of the board. For 10 years, he also published The Rose Report, an insurance newsletter for mortgage lenders.

He served on the MBA Insight and Membership Committees and has been a lecturer at various state and national MBA clinics.


New York-Anthony I. Giacobbe Jr. and Pierre-Yves Kolakowski, associates at Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP, have been promoted to of counsel at the firm.

Mr. Giacobbe will continue to work in ZEK's litigation group representing financial institutions. He joined ZEK in 2000 after serving as an associate at another Manhattan law firm and as an assistant district attorney in Richmond County.

Mr. Kolakowski joined the firm in 1995 and practices in its Greenwich, Conn., office. His practice includes commercial litigation, concentrating in representing financial institutions and others with a focus on real estate. He represents clients in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, and has represented clients in every judicial district in Connecticut.

New York-Robert Perelman has joined Hudson Realty Capital LLC as a director, responsible for loan originations, real estate investments and asset management.

Prior to joining HRC, Mr. Perelman was a director in the Real Estate Finance & Securitization Group of Credit Suisse First Boston, where he originated, underwrote and structured commercial loans.

He also has practiced law in New York City, specializing in real estate and real estate finance including acquisitions, development and workouts.


Dallas-The law offices of McGlinchey Stafford have added David J. Pederson to their new Dallas office. Mr. Pederson joins the firm as of counsel where his practice areas focus on banking, consumer finance, real estate and construction law.

Mr. Pederson has 21 years of experience in the banking and finance industries and has particular expertise in mortgage lending origination and servicing requirements, and secondary marketing issues. Prior to joining McGlinchey Stafford, he was senior counsel in the law department of Bank One Corp.

Dallas-First American Default Management Solutions has named Caroline Reaves president of its National Default Outsourcing company.

Prior to joining First American, Ms. Reaves gained a legal and mortgage servicing background at Midland Mortgage Co./MidFirst Bank in Oklahoma City.

Ms. Reaves began her career at Midland Mortgage in 1991, then moved to default management in 1994. Since then, she has managed the bankruptcy, foreclosure, claims and property preservation areas. Her most recent position was vice president of default management, a post she had held since 1997.

Houston-REI Data Inc., a subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp., has appointed Robert Brian Avery as vice president and national account manager.

Mr. Avery will primarily be responsible for maintaining overall account relationships and coordinating the expansion of title and property data product offering in the Florida and the Southeast.

Mr. Avery has more than 11 years of experience in the real estate information industry.


McLean-Freddie Mac has appointed Stan Martin as senior vice president and general auditor.

In his role as senior vice president and general auditor, Mr. Martin will be responsible for Freddie Mac's internal audit organization. He will also be responsible for assessing risks to the organization and providing independent, objective assurance and advice to Freddie Mac.

His career spans more than 30 years, a majority of it spent with the independent accounting firm of KPMG, where he served as the Securities and Exchange Commission reviewing partner.

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