Rachel Dollar

Rachel Dollar: Attorney with Smith Dollar PC
  • Partner at Smith Dollar PC (11 Attorneys)
  • 418 B Street, Fourth Floor, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Rachel Dollar is a Certified Mortgage Banker, a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator and a recognized expert on mortgage fraud. Ms. Dollar represents lending institutions and investors in mortgage banking related matters including:
Litigation of regulatory and disclosure law violations including RESPA and TILA
Lender liability litigation defense
Servicing related litigation including actions involving contested foreclosures and evictions after foreclosure
Litigation of mortgage fraud and related actions including causes of action based in Federal RICO, broker bond and fidelity bond claim and appraiser and settlement agent errors & omissions policy claim litigation
Title and closing protection letter claims and litigation
Repurchase litigation
Mortgage banking related real estate litigation
Mortgage insurance claim and rescission litigation
Drafting of standard documents such as escrow instructions, broker agreements and internal policies and procedures
Ms. Dollar's clients have included insurance companies, major banks, mortgage lenders, secondary market investors and other financial service companies. She has been involved in the discovery, investigation, resolution and litigation of most of the large-scale mortgage fraud schemes in play across the country over the past several years.
Ms. Dollar has developed a reputation as one of the foremost innovators and thought leaders in the real estate finance industry and has been widely quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. She was recognized in 2005, 2006 and 2007 by Inman News as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders. She is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of mortgage banking and mortgage fraud, has testified before Congress and has appeared on CNN, CBS News and other radio and television programs.
She is the editor of the acclaimed public industry website, Mortgage Fraud Blog, recognized in 2007 as Most Innovative Real Estate Blog. Ms. Dollar is an author of Protect Yourself from Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud the first full scope mortgage fraud book released by a major publisher (Kaplan Publishing, August 2007.)
Ms. Dollar is also a licensed California real estate and mortgage broker.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Mortgage Banking Related Matters
  • Business Litigation
  • Finance
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
707-522-1100  Phone
707-522-1101  Fax
University Attended:
Newport University, B.S., 1995
Law School Attended:
Newport University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 1998, California
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