McGlinchey News Release
Milano Joins McGlinchey’s Financial Institutions Compliance Group in DCRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that experienced regulatory compliance attorney James (Jim) Milano has joined the firm’s Financial Institutions Compliance practice group as a Member (Partner) in the Washington, D.C. office.
“Jim brings more than 30 years of valuable experience in consumer financial services regulatory compliance,” said Mark S. Edelman, Chair of McGlinchey’s national Financial Institutions Compliance practice. “He takes a unique, risk-based approach to advising clients on navigating the complexities of the mortgage and lending industries.”
Jim represents financial institutions on state and federal regulatory compliance matters with a focus on mortgage lending. He counsels clients including mortgage companies, depository institutions, secondary market investors, consumer finance companies, and settlement service providers, including appraisal management companies.
“I’ve known, worked with, and respected McGlinchey and its lawyers for the entirety of my career,” Jim said. “It’s great to be here among attorneys and professionals who work hard and support a collaborative culture. I look forward to delivering exceptional service and innovative legal solutions to our clients.”
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading lawyers in reverse mortgage matters, Jim reviews and designs proprietary loan documents and advises clients on home equity and appreciation sharing products and sales leaseback programs.
“We are excited to welcome Jim to our Washington, D.C. team,” said Megan Ben’Ary, Managing Member of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “His knowledge and experience in regulatory compliance, transactional matters, and consumer finance laws make him a valuable addition to our firm.”
Before joining McGlinchey, Jim was a partner at a prominent financial services law firm in Washington, D.C., where he represented corporate clients in regulatory compliance and enforcement matters.
Jim was elected in 2015 as a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (ACCFSL) and currently serves as a Regent of the organization. In 2019, Jim was elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He also serves as chair of the Governing Committee for the Conference on Consumer Finance Law.
Jim received his LL.M. from Emory University in 1991 and his J.D. from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1989. He earned three bachelor’s degrees at Louisiana State University in 1983 and 1986. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, and Virginia.