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Michele R. Messina is a partner at Quatela Chimeri, PLLC (“QC”) concentrating in the areas of banking and real estate law. Ms. Messina’s banking and real estate law practice merged with QC in January 2021. The synergy of the two firms offers an extension of QC’s legal expertise and brings greater value to its clients.
With more than 25 years of experience representing clients in Suffolk and Nassau Counties and all five (5) Boroughs, Ms. Messina concentrates her practice in bank and lender representation embracing a wide range of lender closings from commercial, multi-family, residential, investor and private lending. Her years of experience has made her well versed in closing commercial loans, SBA Loans to the Multi-Family, Single-Family, Cooperative, CEMA, New Construction, 203K, Conventional Rehab, FHA, VA, Reverse Mortgage, Construction to Permanent and SONYMA loans.
Her firm has represented numerous lending institutions as approved bank attorney such as, but not limited to, the following: ASSOCIATED MORTGAGE BANKERS, INC., BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., CALIBER HOMES LOANS, INC., CAPITAL ONE BANK, N.A., CHASE, CITIBANK, N.A., CITIZENS BANK, N.A., COLDWELL BANKER HOME LOANS, CONTINENTAL HOME LOANS, INC., EVERBANK, EVOLVE BANK AND TRUST, FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, FLAGSTAR BANK, FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, GATEWAY BANK FSB, INTERSTATE HOME LOAN CENTER, INC., LENDINGONE, LOAN DEPOT, LUXURY MORTGAGE CORP., MCS MORTGAGE BANKERS, INC., MORTGAGE MASTER, INC., M & T BANK, MUTUAL OF OMAHA BANK, NATIONS LENDING SERVICES, NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANK, OCEAN FINANCIAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, PLAZA HOME MORTGAGE INC., PNC BANK, PRIME LENDING, PROSPECT LENDING, LLC, QUONTIC BANK, RESMAC, INC., SANTANDER BANK, SHARESTATES INVESTMENTS LLC, SOVEREIGN BANK, SUFFOLK FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, THE FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, TOTAL MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC., UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, US BANK, N.A., UWM, A DIVISION OF UNITED SHORE FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC, VALLEY NATIONAL BANK AND WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Ms. Messina will now have the added pleasure of representing FLUSHING BANK.
Ms. Messina has extensive knowledge in all aspects of residential real estate transactions, short sales and loan modifications to the more complex commercial real estate transactions, purchase and sale of businesses as well as handling commercial and residential leases and landlord/tenant matters.
As prior counsel for FNMA/FANNIE MAE and SONYMA for more than 18 years, Ms. Messina is well versed in REO closings and has extensive experience working with our valued investor clients.
In addition to her extensive real estate practice, Ms. Messina regularly represents clients in connection with the preparation of Wills, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, Powers Of Attorney, and the Probate of Estates.
Ms. Messina is proud of her pro-bono work with Not-for-Profit Agencies such as the Community Development Agency (CDC), and Community Housing Innovations (CHI) teaching their first-time homebuyer classes and working with their Grant Programs.
With an undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s College, Ms. Messina received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Touro Law Center and was admitted to practice Law in the Second Judicial Department in 1995.