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Christopher Iaria

Partner

Chicago Office

111 West Monroe Street, Suite 700

Chicago, Illinois 60603

Telephone: (312) 566-0040

Facsimile: (312) 566-0041

E-mail: chris.iaria@qpwblaw.com

Areas of Practice

  • Business, Financial Services & Real Estate Division
  • Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Workouts
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Litigation and Development – Financial
  • End to End Default Legal Services
  • Regulatory and Compliance Services
  • Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Title Insurance & Escrow

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. (2009)

University of California - Santa Barbara, B.S. (2004)

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Michigan

Chris Iaria is a partner in the firm's Business, Financial Services & Real Estate Division in Chicago, Illinois. With extensive experience representing banking and servicing clients, he excels in a diverse range of cases, including contested and uncontested foreclosures, default servicing, and defense work for FDCPA, RESPA, TILA, FCRA, and UDAAP cases.  

Having conducted numerous depositions, over 50 defense and lead, and presiding over multiple trials, such as a three-day TILA rescission trial, Mr. Iaria is a seasoned litigator who brings extensive experience to his practice. Before joining QPWB, he served as the managing attorney for a prominent Illinois law firm, where he successfully guided clients through mortgage and financial service matters.  

As a highly sought-after presenter, he actively designs and delivers industry-related training and education programs, aiming to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, especially concerning servicing issues and practical approaches to resolve complex problems. Clients benefit from his valuable insights on various financial and mortgage related topics, as he conducts these informative sessions both on-site and via webinars.

In 2009, he earned his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and his Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2004.

Mr. Iaria is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Michigan, and is admitted to the Northern District of Illinois, the Southern District of Illinois, the Northern District of Indiana, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Former Chair - Real Estate Law & Practice Committee for the DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member - ALFN Complex Litigation Group
  • Former Chair - Attorney Liaison & Oversight- Mainstreet Organization of Realtors
  • Member - DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member - Illinois State Bar Association

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Jurisdictional Inconsistency in Application of FHA's Face-to-Face Rule, USFN Report, October 2021
  • Illinois Court Finds Rent Ordinance Violated State Law, DS News, November 2021
  • American Legal & Financial Network, Lead Panelist, Post-Covid Litigation Strategies, August 2022

Areas of Practice

  • Business, Financial Services & Real Estate Division
  • Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Workouts
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Litigation and Development – Financial
  • End to End Default Legal Services
  • Regulatory and Compliance Services
  • Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Title Insurance & Escrow

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. (2009)

University of California - Santa Barbara, B.S. (2004)

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Michigan

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