""Reisenfeld & Associates LPA, LLC"":http://reisenfeldlawfirm.com/, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based legal services provider to the mortgage banking industry, recently announced the addition of Joel F. Bornkamp, Philip Q. Ratliff, Michael J. Lubes, and Majenica L. Springer to its legal team.[IMAGE]
Bornkamp joins the firm as an associate in the litigation department. He previously served as a judicial law clerk for a U.S. magistrate judge in Cincinnati. In this role, Bornkamp conducted legal research and draft orders, opinions, reports, and recommendations on a variety of legal issues including creditors' rights, employment, and foreclosure.
Prior to that, Bornkamp was the assistant prosecuting attorney for Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Stewart & Stewart in Carmel, Indiana, assisting with all stages of creditors' right litigation.
Ratliff will serve as Reisenfeld & Associates lead counsel in the states of Kentucky and West Virginia. Before joining the firm, he was with Weltman, Weinberg & Reis in Cincinnati. There he served as a senior associate and lead attorney in the real estate default practice group where he handled real estate litigation, real estate transactions, title insurance claims, and bankruptcy matters. Ratliff also met with judicial officials and master commissioners to propose new initiatives on foreclosure case management.[COLUMN_BREAK]
Prior to his experience at Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Ratliff spent nearly 10 years as an associate and member at Campbell Woods in Ashland, Kentucky, and Huntington, West Virginia, where he represented clients in both civil and criminal matters, as well as in real estate transactions and litigation, bankruptcy, federal building contracts, and corporate matters. He has over 19 years' experience with hundreds of cases in Kentucky courts involving creditors' rights, real estate, foreclosures, and evictions.
Lubes and Springer have both joined Reisenfeld & Associates' growing litigation department and will be based in the Cleveland and Indianapolis satellite offices.
Lubes previously spent over six years as the law clerk for the Hamilton County common pleas magistrate, drafting decisions on foreclosures issues, as well as administrative appeals, civil forfeiture matters, and other civil matters referred to the court.
While attending law school, Lubes clerked for the Warren County prosecutor's office. Prior to his admission to the Ohio bar, he served over three years as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the Dallas, Texas, field office and seven years in the U.S. Navy as a naval flight officer.
Springer was associate counsel at Feiwell and Hannoy in Indiana prior to joining Reisenfeld & Associates. There she focused her practice solely on foreclosure and bankruptcy. She previously worked as a legal assistant and intern at various law firms.
Founded in 1960, Reisenfeld & Associates is a full-service creditors' rights law firm offering legal services to the mortgage, banking, and default servicing industries. The firm provides representation in all counties and federal districts in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, and is currently designated counsel for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.