Amy Loftsgordon

Attorney

Amy Loftsgordon is a legal editor at Nolo, focusing on foreclosure, debt management, and personal finance. She writes for Nolo.com and Lawyers.com and has been quoted by news outlets that include U.S. News & World Report and Bankrate.

Amy received a B.A. from the University of Southern California and a law degree from the University of Denver. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado.

Working at Nolo. In 2012, Amy started writing for Nolo as a freelancer. Since that time she has written hundreds of articles covering foreclosure, credit issues, consumer protection matters, and more. In 2017, Amy became a full-time legal editor with Nolo. Her favorite part of the job is researching and analyzing dry, complicated materials—like state statutes, federal regulations, and court cases—and then explaining that information in a way that makes it palatable and engaging for the everyday reader.

Early legal career. Amy began her writing career while still in law school, producing case summaries for Wickstrom Legal, a small publishing company. After graduating from law school in 2001, Amy started working in foreclosure and related areas, first in her own law practice and then at a law firm where she was responsible for ensuring compliance with foreclosure and collections laws.

Foreclosure experience. Amy has drafted foreclosure-related training programs and loan servicing compliance procedures for various law firms, as well as written training manuals for collections operations in Panama. (She takes pride in the fact that she drove to and from Panama—around 7,000 miles roundtrip.) Amy also performed compliance reviews of foreclosures in multiple states as part of the national Independent Foreclosure Review.

Bank litigation support. In 2016, Amy began working for Investors Consulting Group (ICG), a firm that provides subject matter expert services in fields such as loan origination, credit underwriting, securitization, and mortgage servicing. She was instrumental in the preparation and writing of expert reports that were used in several lawsuits against banks and servicers accused of mishandling preforeclosure, loss mitigation, foreclosure, and REO processes. At ICG, Amy also conducted loan-level audits to assess servicer compliance with federal mortgage servicing laws, RESPA, TILA, SCRA, state foreclosure laws, and UDAAP/UDAP laws, as well as Making Home Affordable and FHA loss mitigation procedures.

Publications. Amy has updated several Nolo books, including The Foreclosure Survival Guide, Credit Repair, and Solve Your Money Troubles, and edited several others, like The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination, Working for Yourself, Starting & Building a Nonprofit, and the Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business.


Articles By Amy Loftsgordon

What Happens If I Don't Pay Property Taxes in Nebraska?
What will happen if you don’t pay your property taxes in Nebraska? You might lose your home after a tax sale.
Telemarketing and Robocall Laws in Arkansas
Arkansas law protects consumers from spoofed robocalls and scammer telemarketers.
Getting Your Home Back After a Property Tax Sale in Maryland
If you default on your property taxes in Maryland, you could lose your home to a tax sale. But you'll get a chance to "redeem" it.
Getting Your Home Back After a Property Tax Sale in Nebraska
You can get your home back after a Nebraska property tax sale by redeeming it. Here's how.
Laws Protecting Consumers From Robocalls and Spoofing
Read about the laws that protect consumers from telemarketing and scammer robocalls.
What Happens If I Don't Pay Property Taxes in Kansas?
What will happen if you don’t pay your property taxes in Kansas? Your home is initially sold to county for the amount of delinquent taxes, then foreclosed and sold to a new owner at foreclosure auction.
What Happens If I Don't Pay Property Taxes in Maryland?
What will happen if you don’t pay your property taxes in Maryland? You might lose your home after a tax sale.
Alaska Wage Garnishment Laws
If you're a state resident, Alaska's wage garnishment laws are stricter than federal wage garnishment laws.
What Happens If You Don't Pay Property Taxes on Your Home?
If you fail to pay your property taxes, you could lose your home to a tax sale or foreclosure.
What Happens If I Don't Pay Property Taxes in Maine?
What will happen if you don’t pay your property taxes in Maine? You might lose your home after a tax sale.