Partners


Thomas E. Black, Jr.

Thomas E. Black, Jr.

Contact Info
(972) 353-4174
tblack@bmandg.com
Tom's Bio
Thomas E. Black, Jr. is the managing partner of Black, Mann & Graham, LLP, a firm he founded in 1997. The firm has offices in Dallas, Flower Mound and Houston, Texas with over 150 employees. Tom practices in the area of residential real estate law and represents clients that include many of the nation’s largest banks and mortgage companies.
Tom was admitted to the practice of law in New York in 1979. He has also been admitted to the practice of law in Texas, Iowa and Washington. In 1976 Tom received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame. He received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from the University at Buffalo in 1979. He received a Masters in Business Administration degree from The University of Notre Dame in 2008.
Tom served as General Counsel to Goldome Realty Credit Corporation from 1982 to 1985. From 1985 to 1995 he held senior positions with several nationwide mortgage companies, including Empire of America Realty Credit Corp., Foster Mortgage and Victoria Mortgage. In 1995 he returned to the practice of law in Texas.
Tom is a frequent lecturer at mortgage-related seminars. For over 25 years, he taught in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s School of Mortgage Banking and was awarded the Faculty Fellow Award (1991) and the Master Faculty Fellow Award (2000) by the Association. Tom received the University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association’s 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2011 he was awarded the Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest honor that the UB Law School and its Law Alumni Association can bestow.
Tom is active in the area of community service. He served as the long-time Chairman of the Board of Christian Community Action, Inc. and served for four years as Chair of the North Texas Food Bank, where he remains as a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee. He is a Trustee of both the University at Buffalo Foundation, Buffalo New York and Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame Indiana.
Tom served nine years as Chairman of The Dean’s Advisory Committee of the University at Buffalo Law School. He also served on the Undergraduate Experience Advisory Board for the University of Notre Dame and on the Advisory Board for the Alliance for Catholic Education.
Gregory S. Graham

Gregory S. Graham

Contact Info
(972) 381-0968
ggraham@bmandg.com
Gregory's Bio
Gregory S. Graham has practiced in the areas of real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy law since 1989, and is currently licensed in Texas and admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. In 1986, Mr. Graham graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law at Dallas in 1989.
Mr. Graham’s affiliations include the Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association, where he serves as a Director and Chairperson of the Legislative Committee; Dallas/Fort Worth Mortgage Brokers Association, where he serves as Legal Counsel; National Association of Mortgage Brokers; Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers; and Texas Mortgage Bankers Association.
Shawn P. Black

Shawn P. Black

Contact Info
(972) 353-4174
sblack@bmandg.com
Shawn's Bio
Shawn P. Black has been admitted to the practice of law since 1992, and is currently licensed in Texas and New York. Mr. Black received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a partner with the law firm of Black, Mann & Graham, where he manages their Flower Mound office, as well as the firm’s title operations.
Shawn has been a fee attorney for Stewart Title Company since 2004. Prior to that, he served as western New York counsel to Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, and had also managed the residential real estate department for one of Buffalo’s largest law firms. Mr. Black’s areas of practice include real estate law, title insurance and regulatory compliance for residential mortgage lending.
He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers, Texas Mortgage Bankers, American Land Title and Texas Land Title Associations. Shawn serves on the Board of Directors for PediPlace, a non-profit corporation which provides free health care to children whose families cannot afford health insurance, and also volunteers his time to Habitat for Humanity of Denton County and Christian Community Action.
Regina M. Uhl

Regina M. Uhl

Contact Info
(713) 871-0005
ruhl@bmandg.com
Regina's Bio
Regina M. Uhl, Partner at Black, Mann & Graham L.L.P. has been admitted to the practice of law since 2005, is currently licensed in Texas, Kentucky and Illinois, and admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She is Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Uhl has served as General Counsel to a national mortgage lender, and her practice areas include residential real estate law and regulatory compliance.

Ms. Uhl received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Dallas in 2000, and her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2005.

Ms. Uhl’s affiliations include the State Bar of Texas, Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Mortgage Professionals, Houston Mortgage Bankers Association, Greater Houston Association of Mortgage Professionals, and North Texas Association of Mortgage Professionals. Ms. Uhl is a member of The College of The State Bar of Texas, an achievement attained by fewer than 10 percent of the lawyers in Texas.

Calvin C. Mann, Jr.

Calvin C. Mann, Jr.

Contact Info
(713) 871-0005
cmann@bmandg.com
Calvin's Bio
Calvin C. Mann, Jr. has practiced real estate law in the state of Texas since 1973. He is a partner in the Texas-based law firm of Black, Mann & Graham, L.L.P., with offices in Houston, Dallas, and Flower Mound. Mr. Mann’s affiliations include the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, where he has served as Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Government Affairs Committee and on the Convention and Long Range Planning Committees. He is currently an Affiliate Member of the Houston Mortgage Bankers Association and Affiliate Member of and Director of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association. Mr. Mann is also an Affiliate Member and Director of and General Counsel to the Greater Houston Association of Mortgage Brokers. He is also a member of the national and local chapters of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women. Mr. Mann currently serves as Statewide Legal Counsel to the Texas Association of Mortgage Professionals.
Mr. Mann graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970 and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the Bates College of Law at the University of Houston in 1973. In August of 1999 Mr. Mann obtained an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2004 Mr. Mann was accepted for membership in the Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys.
Clients Relations


Wendy Hrncir

Wendy Hrncir

Contact Info
(713) 871-0005
whrncir@bmandg.com
Wendy's Bio
Wendy joined the firm in 2016. Wendy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a Minor in Spanish from Stephen F. Austin State University and over 25 years of mortgage lending experience. She has spent the majority of her tenure as a Correspondent Account Manager, as well as having originated, underwritten, and been part of the Mortgage Insurance world. Her client-centric approach to the business will ensure the best customer service to our clients every day. She looks forward to being a resource to you. (Please note: Ms. Hrncir is not a licensed attorney)
Ryan Black

Ryan Black

Contact Info
(713) 871-0005
rblack@bmandg.com
Ryan's Bio
Ryan is an attorney, licensed to practice in the District of Columbia. Previously, Ryan served as a legislative aide to a United States senator who served on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Ryan was charged with monitoring the progress of a variety of policy issues and briefing the senator on a legislative portfolio covering several topics including issues coming before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor degree from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Rachelle Rowan

Rachelle Rowan

Contact Info
(512) 657-6013
rrowan@bmandg.com
Rachelle's Bio
Rachelle Rowan brings 20 years of combined wholesale and retail operations, document preparation experience, warehouse lending as well as in-depth wholesale sales experience. Her passion is the mortgage industry and she gives back to the mortgage lending community. She serves by her involvement as a Board Member of the Austin Mortgage Bankers Association for 2018 as well as Committee Member. Rachelle is a past President of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, as well as an Affiliate Member of the Central Texas Association of Mortgage Professionals and Credit Union Real Estate Network. Rachelle has been our Central Texas Marketing Rep since 2009 but covers all 50 states. (Please note: Ms. Rowan is not a licensed attorney).
Machelle Blaesing

Machelle Blaesing

Contact Info
(214) 534-2226
mblaesing@bmandg.com
Machelle's Bio
Machelle Blaesing has 25 years of experience in the mortgage business, including 15 years as a client relations specialist with BM&G. Her industry knowledge spans many aspects of the mortgage business in both retail and wholesale lending operations. She has managed a diverse client base of high-profile customers. Machelle is a member of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers, North Texas Association of Mortgage Professionals, Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association.

Jeff Bolen

Contact Info
(469) 826-6455
jbolen@bmandg.com
Jeff's Bio
Jeff Bolen’s document preparation/quality control experience, coupled with his 8 years of sales and marketing experience, make him an asset to the firm in the position of Client Relations Specialist. He has worked onsite at a national lender for the firm for the past two years. Jeff is affiliated with Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers, Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association and is the Program Director for the Dallas Chapter of the NAPMW. (Please note: Mr. Bolen is not a licensed attorney).

Attorneys



Mitzi Noles

Mitzi Noles

Mitzi's Bio
Bio coming soon.
Nick Stevens

Nick Stevens

Nick's Bio
Bio coming soon.
Peter B. Izdiak

Peter B. Izdiak

Peter's Bio
Peter B. Idziak has been admitted to the practice of law since 2009, and is currently licensed in Texas and New York. Mr. Idziak is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. Mr. Idziak’s practice areas include residential lending, regulatory compliance, litigation, and bankruptcy.

Mr. Idziak received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 2002, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008.

Diane M. Gleason

Diane M. Gleason

Diane's Bio
Diane M. Gleason has practiced Regulatory Compliance and Real Estate Law in the state of Texas since 1993. Ms. Gleason’s affiliations include the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Houston Association of Professional Mortgage Women and Texas Mortgage Bankers Association.
Ms. Gleason holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas in Austin. In 1992, Ms. Gleason received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston.
David M. Tritter

David M. Tritter

David's Bio
David M. Tritter has practiced in the areas of Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law, Mortgage Lending and Banking. Mr. Tritter earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Texas in 1975. In 1979 Mr. Tritter received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law.
Mr. Tritter is contributing editor to Texas Mortgage Lending Law and Practices Deskbook.
Mr. Tritter’s affiliations include the Mortgage Bankers Associations (local, state and national), Mortgage Brokers Associations (local, state and national), Texas Land Title Association, Texas Association of Mortgage Attorneys, Texas Bar Association
Mr. Tritter’s other affiliations include co-founder and former Director of Shanks, Tritter & Associates, P.C, Title Agency of Texas, Ledbetter and Tritter, P.L.L.C., Royal Oaks Bank (now known as First Bank). He is also a director of My Friends Foundation (a children’s charity).
David F. Dulock

David F. Dulock

David's Bio
David F. Dulock has been admitted to practice law in the State of Texas since 1974. He practices in the areas of residential and construction mortgage lending and state and federal regulatory compliance. Mr. Dulock received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, in 1967, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, in 1974.
Mr. Dulock’s affiliations include the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Houston Association of Professional Mortgage Women, and the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, where he served on the Regulatory Compliance Committee.
Managers


John Gage

John Gage

John's Bio
John Gage began his tenure with Black, Mann & Graham, L.L.P. in 2005 carving a path to his current role. The positions Mr. Gage held for the firm include; Document Prep Coordination, Document Preparation Specialist, Closer/Funder, Applications Systems Specialist and Operations Coordinator. This experience coupled with his technical knowledge has been a vital ingredient to the success and reinvention of Black, Mann & Graham, L.L.P.’s proprietary document preparation software JetDocs (Closing Express). (Please note: Mr. Gage is not a licensed attorney)
Robin Lyons

Robin Lyons

Robin's Bio
Robin Lyons has served Black, Mann & Graham, LLP for the past 12 years as Houston Operations Manager, with a previous tenure of 11 years of management in warehouse lending and mortgage industry platforms. Her main focus had been in the Document Preparation, Closing, Funding, Shipping and Post-Closing arena, which enables the Houston office to excel in Document Preparation as well as the Loan Fulfillment services currently offered to Correspondent clientele. Ms. Lyons earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University in 1992 and has served on the NAPMW Board and Education Committee in recent years and past member of GHAMB and a current member of GHAMP. (Please note Ms. Lyons is not a licensed attorney). Ms. Lyons continues to embrace the proposition that superior customer service is not only a best practices rule; it is and will remain our first priority.
Penny Parker

Penny Parker

Penny's Bio
Penny Parker, one of BMG’s Operation Managers joined the Black, Mann & Graham team in March, 2000 and brought with her over 16 years of knowledge and experience in the real estate industry. Ms. Parker has fulfilled a variety of roles within the firm over the past 13 years and currently uses all of her expertise leading her staff in support of one of our major clients. Throughout Ms. Parker’s career, she has delivered excellence in REO’s, foreclosures, relocations, document preparation, training, post closing, shipping , branch operations, and management. (Please note: Ms. Parker is not a licensed attorney)
Millie Simmons

Millie Simmons

Millie's Bio
Millie Simmons, serving as the firms’ Closing Manager, brings with her 14 years of mortgage lending experience. She has worked retail, wholesale and correspondent operations lending with experience in Closing, Processing and Underwriting. Her well-rounded background provides for a production center focused on customer service and quality of work while maintaining a consistent flow of production. Under Mrs. Simmons’ supervision our Closing Department offers extended services to our clientele with the ability to handle the full closing coordination and even order your closing funds. (Please note: Ms. Simmons is not a licensed attorney)
Lisa Costilla

Lisa Costilla

Lisa's Bio
Lisa Costilla has served as the firm’s Dallas Operations Manager for over 13 years. Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Texas State University and has a combined 29 years in mortgage lending and document preparation experience. Lisa’s previous mortgage experience includes work in the commercial lending and shipping/insuring departments of several mortgage companies before moving to document preparation. Lisa and her staff work hard to provide excellent customer service for our clients on a daily basis. (Please note: Ms. Costilla is not a licensed attorney)
Donna Hestand

Donna Hestand

Donna's Bio
Donna Hestand, serving as the firms’ Flower Mound Operations Manager, brings with her over 40 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry. Ms. Hestand has a well-rounded background in loan servicing, funding, insuring, closing and management. Ms. Hestand’s vast knowledge and previous experience is a benefit to employees and clients alike. Ms. Hestand is able to maintain our current clientele and offer services to new clients with a tremendous staff that supports her. Ms. Hestand is a dedicated and long-standing member of the Black, Mann & Graham family and continues to work daily to achieve the highest in customer service for our clients. (Please note: Ms. Hestand is not a licensed attorney).