Announcing New Sandler Law Group Partners and Of Counsel

Sandler Law Group provides services in residential mortgage closing, mortgage-tech, and related compliance.

Our team based in Dallas, Texas provides mortgage companies a holistic residential mortgage loan process including compliance management strategies, regulatory experience, and document preparation technology. 

We offer closing functions, document preparation, and fulfillment services for the mortgage banking industry.

Sandler Law Group Announces New Partners and Of Counsel

"It is our honor to recognize the contribution of these outstanding legal professionals to the firm,” says Andy Sandler, Chairman and CEO of Sandler Law Group. “Each possesses an extraordinary depth of subject matter expertise and operates with a personal dedication to delivering exemplary support for our clients."

We are proud to announce the elevation of three attorneys, Brad Cope, Christina Jenkins, and David Pederson to Partner at our firm, effective January 1, 2020. In addition, Diane Jenkins has been promoted to Of Counsel. These accomplished attorneys work from our Dallas office, together with Regina Uhl, who joined the firm as a Partner in November 2019.

Read the full announcement here.

Intro to TRID: Understanding Requirements and Tolerance


For more than thirty years, Andy has been a trusted legal and strategic advisor to the financial services industry. He currently leads Temerity Capital Partners, Treliant Risk Advisors and Asurity Technologies. He also advises Boards, C-Suites, Temerity portfolio companies and investors on regulatory, operational and governance issues and the use of technology to increase efficiency and reduce legal and regulatory compliance cost.

Andrew L. Sandler

Chairman and CEO

Admitted to Practice:

District of Columbia; Maryland; New York

Admitted to Practice: 


Brad is an experienced residential mortgage lending professional on multi-state and federal compliance, loan documentation, warehouse finance, wholesale and correspondent origination channels, loan purchases and sales, and claims management.

Bradley N. Cope


Admitted to Practice:


David has over thirty years of legal and compliance experience in banking, consumer finance, real estate, and construction law. He has specialized experience in mortgage lending origination and servicing requirements, secondary marketing issues, usury and fee exportation and state licensing and examination.

David Pederson


Christina Jenkins has dedicated more than twenty years to the mortgage industry, with extensive experience in residential and commercial originations, servicing, and compliance. Before joining us, Ms. Jenkins served in private practice as mortgage banking compliance counsel, and before becoming an attorney, gained significant experience in mortgage asset resolution and commercial loan originations at a larger non-bank lender and two large, national banks. Ms. Jenkins has been a speaker on various continuing legal education panels and webinars, addressing a range issues impacting mortgage lending, is a contributing author to the Texas Real Estate forms committee, a council member and committee chair for the Texas Bar REPTL Section, and has served as a substantive group chair and currently a committee Vice-Chair in the American Bar Association’s Real Property Trusts and Estates Section. Ms. Jenkins has enjoyed representing underserved clients through the Dallas Bar Association’s Volunteer Attorneys Program. When not at work, Christina enjoys traveling with her family and is fascinated by building materials, architecture and design. 

Christina Jenkins


Admitted to Practice:



For more than 30 years, Vicki has worked in client services for law firms representing residential mortgage lenders with a specific focus on forming efficient closing operations through integrated technology, legal services, and highly qualified mortgage personnel. Her goal is to maximize lender efficiencies through excellent communication, software solutions, staff and superior service.

Vicki is a pioneer of onsite legal document preparation and operational outsourcing for residential mortgage lenders across the country and has devoted her career to analyzing and maximizing work flows for lenders. 

Vicki Murphy-Gee

Executive Director, Dallas

*Not licensed to practice law

*Not licensed to practice law

Heath has been in the banking and mortgage business for 14 years. His experience includes accounting, home office team lead and onsite team management for a multi-state lender which afforded him the opportunity to train new staff and provide the client with superior service in various aspects of mortgage lending functions, including closing, document preparation, auditing, HUD approval, post closing and helping with investor STIPS.

Heath is now focused on the overall production of the company, customer service excellence and working with our lenders to help them determine their needs based on the industry and investor standards.

Heath Alvarado

Production Manager

*Not licensed to practice law

Theresa has 35 years of industry expertise in operations, post-closing, loan servicing, training and risk management, combined with demonstrated skills in project management and developing start-up business.

Her main focus is Operational Compliance and Staff Development and she assists in special projects. She devotes much of her time in developing the skills of individuals new to mortgage banking.

Theresa is an active member of the DMBA and a Past President of NAPMW. 

Theresa Buenerkemper

Director of Operational Compliance

*Not licensed to practice law

Ashley LaBate-Long is our Client Specialist. She has over 12 years of mortgage and residential legal and lending experience and has been with our firm for twelve years.


She works with new clients to determine best practices for our team’s integration. Ashley works closely with client staff and has been responsible for training many of Sandler Law Group employees. Ashley is a proven professional, quietly providing clients superior service in virtually all aspects of residential mortgage closing, document preparation, auditing, funding and post-closing.

Ashley LaBate Long

Client Specialist

*Not licensed to practice law

Marshall Mahurin is the Director of Compliance & Quality Assurance for Sandler Law Group. He has more than thirty years’ experience in residential mortgage lending which has covered all aspects from loan origination to loss mitigation.


He started in the industry working for mortgage lenders who originated both prime and sub-prime loans. His experience includes the origination, processing, underwriting and closing of conventional, FHA and VA loans. These foundations in mortgage lending basics lead to a focus in regulatory compliance at both the state and federal level as he transitioned to working for a residential lending law firm.


Marshall served as Regulatory Compliance Manager for a software company that developed and customized software and documents for residential mortgage lenders.


He has continued to hone his regulatory compliance skills and expand his knowledge of the lending industry while working for Texas law firms specializing in document preparation and loss mitigation, prior to joining Sandler Law Group.

Marshall Mahurin

Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance

*Not licensed to practice law

Ken leads the direction and management of Sandler Law Group operations including the Document Preparation, Funding, Fulfillment, Software Development, Software Support and IT teams.

Ken joined us in 2001 and has more than fourteen years experience in residential mortgage lending, where he has directed and managed operational process improvement and software design implementation solutions for the residential lending community.

He returned to the Firm in 2013 as a strategic partner in service enrichment, productivity increase and the provision of operational excellence.

Ken Mezger

Director of Operations

De Ann Rogers is the Trainer-Process Improvement Liaison at Sandler Law Group. De Ann has over 23 years experience in the residential mortgage business. Her experience includes processing, closing, funding, shipping, post-closing, auditing and agency insuring. She has led service teams at mortgage lenders and acted as an operational liaison for software implementations.

De Ann’s main focus is to maintain high service levels while building positive relationships and fostering communication and cooperation between our clients and her team.

De Ann Rogers

Process Improvement Liaison

*Not licensed to practice law

*Not licensed to practice law

John's focus is on managing the entire IT infrastructure including development, networking, phone systems, servers, co-location facilities, backup and recovery, security, websites, database management, asset management, purchasing, TCO/ROI cost analysis, and client relations for technical services.

John has more than 20 years experience in the Information Technology field beginning with work as a Business Analyst and Project Manager in residential mortgage lending.  This was followed by years of consulting work in both hardware and software related projects.  The last 10 years have been focused on managing IT groups. Prior to joining Sandler Law Group, John worked with mortgage companies, software companies, and law firms to develop and maintain a broad range of services for the residential lending community.

John Mezger

Information Technology Director

Mary has been in the mortgage industry for over 20 years. Having begun her career in loan operations, she understands that strong partnerships ensure maximum efficiency. Building long term relationships with mortgage bankers while providing the best possible business solutions has been her strength. 

Believing that the most important product on the market is customer service, Mary‘s goal is for clients to experience excellence consistently.

Mary Pirrello

Client Relations Manager

*Not licensed to practice law

Shay Vaughn is the Team Lead for the Dallas office of Sandler Law Group. Shay has over 16 years experience in the residential mortgage business. Her experience includes closing, funding, loan processing, post-closing, auditing, agency insuring, title curative and foreclosure processing.

Shay’s main focus is to build and maintain positive relationships with our clients through excellent communication and faster turn times for investor purchases. 

NaShadrian "Shay" Vaughn*

Home Office Team Lead

*Not licensed to practice law

Lisa Torgerson has over 18 years of residential mortgage banking experience. During her 8 years with us, she prepared closing packages, provided excellent customer service and helped supervise a group of home office staff in the preparation of residential mortgage closings. 

Her professionalism, outstanding work ethic, and superior mortgage background makes Lisa a great addition to our firm. 

Lisa Torgerson*

Human Resources Manager

*Not licensed to practice law

Diane Jenkins focuses her practice on mortgage banking regulatory compliance, assisting mortgage lenders and brokers in complying with compliance laws and regulations. She has extensive experience practicing as in-house counsel and compliance officer for both mortgage originations and servicing companies.

Diane Jenkins

Of Counsel

Admitted to Practice:


Regina is a nationally-recognized real estate attorney and regulatory expert in Texas document preparation. She is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for her demonstrated expertise in the area of Residential Real Estate law, and her practice areas also include regulatory compliance. Regina serves as a key member of Sandler Law Group’s leadership team and provides services to the firm’s clients across Texas and nationwide.

Regina Uhl


Admitted to Practice: 

Texas, Kentucky, Illinois

* Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization- Residential Real Estate

Dallas, Texas

717 North Harwood Street, Suite 1600

Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 257-1832

Contact Us

(469) 235-3988 


Sandler, PLLC d/b/a/ Sandler Law Group in Texas, A Professional Limited Liability Company ("Sandler, LLC" or the "firm") has prepared the information contained on this website for informational purposes only. 

The information on this website is not intended to be legal or professional advice, and the reader should not understand, use or rely upon it as such. Whether or not you presently are a client of the firm, you should not act or refrain from acting based upon what you see or read on this site without first consulting with an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Sandler, LLC disclaims liability for any loss that may occur to you or others because you act or refrain from acting in a certain way based on information contained on this site. 

Neither the firm’s maintenance of this website, nor your actions in using it, reading it or sending us an e-mail through the e-mail interfaces on this site, gives rise to an attorney-client relationship. An attorney-client relationship is created only by communicating directly with a specific lawyer in the firm and that lawyer expressly agreeing that the firm can and will represent you, after adequate consultation and ensuring that there is no conflict of interest in the representation. Typically, the lawyer will then send you an engagement letter. If you are not already a client of the firm, do not send us sensitive or confidential information by e-mail, as your communication with us may not be treated as confidential or privileged. If you already are a client of the firm and are communicating with us about a matter on which we represent you, please be aware that Internet e-mail communications are not necessarily secure. Accordingly, if you send us confidential or sensitive information by Internet e-mail, you must be willing to accept the risk that the communication may not be secure and that confidentiality may be lost. 

The information presented on this site is offered only for general informational purposes. Sandler, LLC does not guarantee that the information contained on the site is correct, complete or current. 

This site includes links to other websites that are not controlled by Sandler, LLC. Other sites not controlled by Sandler, LLC may provide links to this site. Sandler, LLC neither endorses, nor assures the accuracy of, any such linked or linking sites. 

Sandler, LLC lawyers are licensed to practice law only in the particular jurisdictions noted in their individual biographies. Neither the listing of an individual attorney’s practice areas, nor the firm’s description of its practice areas, is meant to indicate or imply certification or designation as a specialist in a particular area of law. An attorney is not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization or any other body certifying specialization unless the certification is specifically noted in the attorney’s biography. 

Certain photographs on this site are dramatizations. 

Sandler, LLC maintains this site for informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute an advertisement or solicitation of legal representation. In certain States, this site may be deemed to constitute a form of advertisement. The decision to retain a lawyer or law firm is an important one that should not be based solely on an advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. 

Solely to the extent that certain jurisdictions may require that the firm designate a principal office and a single attorney responsible for this website, Sandler, LLC designates its Dallas, Texas office as its principal office and designates Brad Cope as the attorney responsible for the website. 

2020 Sandler, LLC © All Rights Reserved.