James A. Brodsky

James A. Brodsky: Attorney with Weiner Brodsky Kider PC AV stamp icon
  • Member at Weiner Brodsky Kider PC (31 Attorneys)
  • 1300 19th Street, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
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Jim is a founding member of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC and focuses on residential mortgage finance legal and business issues. He advises clients on strategic business initiatives, federal compliance and regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, and secondary mortgage market transactions. As a former HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, Jim has deep experience in FHA and Ginnie Mae (as well as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) requirements, issues and opportunities. Jim has had a pivotal role in advising the reverse mortgage industry since its inception and serves as General Counsel of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. He also serves as a Director of MFA Financial, Inc., a multi-billion dollar NYSE-listed residential mortgage REIT.

Jim is active in a variety of affordable housing initiatives. He has served as Chairman of the Housing Opportunities Commission, a county public housing and housing finance agency, and as Chairman of the Montgomery Housing Partnership, a non-profit developer of more than 1,000 affordable housing units and a Chartered Member of NeighborWorks America. In addition, Jim serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Preservation and Development Corporation, a 25 year-old non-profit real estate developer of and resident services provider to multiple affordable housing communities.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Mortgages
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Asset Sales
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Federal Agency Proceedings
  • Investigation and Enforcement
  • Licensing and Approvals
  • Transactional and Corporate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Cornell University, B.S., 1967; Columbia University, M.S., 1968
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University, J.D., 1972
Year of First Admission:
1973, District of Columbia
Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., May 7, 1945

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