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Melissa Klimkiewicz

Partner

  • p. 202.349.8098
  • f. 202.349.8080
  • mklimkiewicz@buckleysandler.com

Biography

Melissa Klimkiewicz, a partner in BuckleySandler’s Washington, DC office, is dedicated to providing pragmatic, comprehensive, and timely guidance to her financial services industry clients, which primarily include mortgage lenders and servicers. 

Ms. Klimkiewicz frequently assists Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lenders with their initial program applications, annual recertification efforts, compliance with and understanding of program rules and self-reporting obligations, audits by the Quality Assurance Division (QAD), inquiries from the Office of Inspector General (OIG), and enforcement actions by the Mortgagee Review Board (MRB).  Ms. Klimkiewicz performs similar work with respect to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 184, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Ginnie Mae loan programs.  In recent years, her work has increasingly included assisting clients with False Claims Act (FCA)-based risk assessments.

Ms. Klimkiewicz’s practice also focuses on the mandatory purchase of flood insurance requirements under the Flood Disaster Protection Act (FDPA), and matters arising under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and the range of other federal and state consumer financial laws impacting lending and servicing. She also regularly advises on loan documentation and disclosure requirements, as well as federal preemption of state laws.

Ms. Klimkiewicz is a Co-Chair of the Housing Finance Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee. She also serves as a board member for a Montana non-profit affordable housing and financial education provider.

Prior to joining BuckleySandler, Ms. Klimkiewicz was an associate at a large national law firm. While attending law school, she was a law clerk at Buckley Kolar LLP.

Ms. Klimkiewicz received a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, with honors, where she was an Articles Editor for The George Washington Law Review. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude).

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