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M R EP O RT | 31 Top 25 Companies in Mortgage & Servicing LEGAL LENDER/ SERVICER HEADQUARTERS: IRVINE, CA; 949.720.9200; WOLFFIRM.COM Alan S. Wolf, President Caren Castle, Senior Mortgage Banking Attorney Krys Fuller Delk, Director of Operations HEADQUARTERS: ATLANTA, GA; 855.539.4910; ANGELOAKMS.COM Mike Fierman, Managing Partner and Co-CEO Tom Hutchens, EVP, Production Mark Lively, EVP, Operations The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions 58% Percentage of employees who are women 56% Percentage of employees who are minorities For more than 30 years, The Wolf Firm has provided a broad array of legal and related services throughout California to lenders, servicers, investors, governmental agencies, and other members of the financial services community. The firm offers cradle-to-grave services including litigation (general defense, class action defense, receivership, judicial foreclosure, workout, collection, replevins/claims, and delivery), non-judicial foreclosure, bankruptcy, California unlawful detainer/eviction, national eviction management, escrow/closing, loss mitigation, transactional, regulatory compliance, and labor and employment. STAFFING STATS Year Established: 1985 Employees: 40 Additional Offices: Bellevue, Washington; Portland, Oregon GIVING BACK Blankets of Love Children's Hospital of Orange County Habitat of Humanity Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Toys for Tots PRAISE CORNER AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers California Super Lawyers USFN Award of Excellence BENEFITS AND PERKS The Wolf Firm features an inviting office culture including a casual dress code, flexible work schedules, seasonal celebrations, and a break room stocked with coffee, tea, filtered water, snacks, and sodas. Benefits include robust insurance plans including a Cadillac medical, dental, vision, life, disability (long-term and short-term), accident, FSA plan, and even pet insurance. A generous schedule of PTO includes vacation time starting at two weeks a year and increasing over time, nine full-day holidays, two half-day holidays, eight sick days a year, and employee birthdays as paid days off. Employee longevity is recognized with awards at five year increments. As a leader within the non-QM space, Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions offers alternative specialized mortgage solutions for brokers and correspondents throughout the country, working to help borrowers who don't fit within conventional guidelines. Angel Oak strives to pioneer a fresh approach to today's mortgage lending challenges, helping partners to grow their business. STAFFING STATS Year Established: 2014 Employees: 242 Additional Offices: Atlanta, Georgia; Las Colinas, Texas GIVING BACK Big Brothers Big Sisters Boy Scouts of America Desire Street Ministries Northside Hospital Foundation SagerStrong Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation PRAISE CORNER Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top Workplace 2019 (won five years in a row) Association for Corporate Growth's 2019 Fast 40 Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Award Scotsman Guide Top Mortgage Lender BENEFITS AND PERKS Angel Oak employees enjoy a welcoming culture that rewards hard work with a break room full of soda, filtered water, tea, and lots of coffee. Casual Fridays, birthday cupcakes, and company-paid lunch twice a month are all part of the culture at Angel Oak. The Angel Oak sales team can benefit from annual all-inclusive incentive trips for top 25 sales employees, as well as an annual sales conference award ceremony recognizing top performers and "rookies of the year." Top performers are singled out for daily email recognition based on scorecard data. Angel Oak's Operations department consists of employees who enter the organization at one level and have the opportunity to excel and grow in to a senior, team lead, or manager role. Leaders meet with their individual team members regularly to discuss their goals and desires to grow with Angel Oak. With a service-based culture, Angel Oak strives to integrate technology into everyday processes, improving the way customers interact with them. Live Chat, QuickQual, an automated pre-qual engine and an online closing scheduler are examples of the ways Angel Oak makes it easier to work with.

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