Maria DeGennaro joined Empire Justice Center as a Staff Attorney with the Consumer Finance and Housing Unit of Empire Justice Center, and was the Long Island Regional Coordinator for its Anchor Partner Program for the Office of the NYS Attorney General’s Homeownership Protection Program (“HOPP”). Maria provided and coordinated legal services and housing counseling services related to HOPP out of the Central Islip office at Touro Law School’s Public Advocacy Center.
Maria’s previous experience includes being the Foreclosure Prevention Program Manager for Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (“LIHS”). Maria worked at LIHS and built their foreclosure prevention program while attending law school. After graduating from Touro Law School, Maria worked in legal private practice handling a range of litigation cases.
Prior to attending law school, Maria worked for two decades in business, banking and lending institutions. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Business Administration and received her M.B.A. from Sacred Heart University.