James A. Brodsky is a founding member of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC where he concentrates on mortgage and real estate finance issues; federal compliance matters; secondary market transactions; asset purchases and sales; mergers and acquisitions; and strategic business initiatives.
Prior to entering private law practice in 1977, Mr. Brodsky was a Deputy Assistant Secretary with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also served as a law clerk in the federal courts in the District of Columbia.
Mr. Brodsky is a member of the Board of Directors of MFA Financial, Inc., a thirteen billion dollar New York Stock Exchange-listed residential mortgage REIT. He has chaired its Compensation Committee and served as its first Lead Director.
For six years, Mr. Brodsky served as the Chairman of the Board of the Montgomery Housing Partnership, the largest private non-profit developer, owner and manager of affordable housing communities in Montgomery County, Maryland. With over $50 million dollars in assets, it then owned and managed over 1,000 apartments and homes and provided extensive social services to its residents.
For ten years, Mr. Brodsky served as a Member of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, Maryland, the County’s housing finance and public housing agency. The Commission, with its staff of 300, had issued over a billion dollars of housing bonds.
Mr. Brodsky received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an Editor of the Law Journal, and received graduate and undergraduate degrees from Columbia University and Cornell University.
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