Shari Olefson, JD, LLM, is a Bar Certified Real Estate attorney and a Supreme Court Certified Mediator with degrees in journalism, finance, and psychology. Since launching her legal career in 1989, Olefson, a member of the Florida, District of Columbia, and New York Bars, has focused on business and commercial real estate transactions, mediations, and work outs. In addition to her law practice, she has served as the CEO of a Fortune 300 joint venture in banking, real estate law, and title insurance. She is frequently quoted in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and USA Today, and regularly appears as a guest expert on CNN, CNBC, Fox, PBS, MSNBC, and CBS, as well as national and regional radio programs. Her previous books include Foreclosure Nation: Mortgaging the American Dream (Prometheus, 2009). Shari Olefson is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and the University of Miami Masters of Law program.