also known as Divina K. Westerfield, JD
Real Estate, Securities Offerings, Business, Bankruptcy & Debt
I've practiced law more than 29 years, with my first two years of practice being in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia working for the largest law firm in the Middle East. We represented banks, contractors, and assorted other companies.
I returned from Riyadh to Washington, D.C. in 1986 where I worked for the preeminent public affairs firm as a lobbyist, working for embassies, domestic and international companies, and organizations who wanted a bigger presence before Congress.
In 1991 I returned to my home state of Indiana where I set up my own practice. There I established a reputation for being a hard-hitting, take no prisoner kind of litigator. I had real estate jury trials, bench trials, and many other non-criminal trials, showing up to court 3- 4 days a week, if not more.
In 2003, I decided that I wanted to work smarter, and invest in real estate. I did so in Indiana, Georgia, Louisianna and Florida. Our company had 32 units and we had just gained zoning approval for a new multi-family 348 unit, when the bottom fell at the market. During that time I also bought and sold several million dollars worth of mortgage notes.
After the Great Recession, I used my vast knowledge of real estate and mortgage notes to represent companies and homeowners alike. In addition to my Indiana office, I opened a law firm in Florida. I also developed a national reputation for teaching other attorneys securitization issues and how to negotiate with the banks.
I still invest in real estate and mortgage notes. And I'm looking to provide legal services that those that need an attorney that understands these issues.
Languages Spoken: English, Japanese
Licensed since 1984
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|IN||Active In Good Standing||1984||07/04/2015|
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|Owner||Westerfield & Associates||1991 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Coates & Davenport||1988 - 1991|
|Public Relations Professional||Black Manafort Stone & Kelly||1986 - 1987|
|Associate Attorney||The Law Firm of Shiekh Salah Al-Hejailan||1984 - 1986|
|Scotsman Guide||Mortgage Securitization and Quiet Title||2012|
|Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis||Business||Juris Doctorate||1983|
|DePauw University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|