Therese G. Franzén, Esquire photoTherese G. Franzén, Esquire

Practice Areas

  • Financial Services Litigation and Compliance
  • Employment Law

Therese ("Terry") G. Franzén co-founded Franzén and Salzano, PC in 1997. She entered semi-retirement in late 2016 and now serves Of Counsel to the firm. Terry formerly managed the firm’s consumer financial services litigation and regulatory enforcement practice. In response to client requests, Terry co-founded ComplyShare, LLC, a mortgage quality control and compliance company in 2008.

During her career, Terry has been active with the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, where she chairs the In the Know webinar series and serves on the Publications Board. She is a past member of the Section’s Council, past chair of the Section’s Council Committee on Membership and Outreach, and past chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee. Terry received the 2015 Section Chair’s Award for her service to the Section.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Attorneys and serves on the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law. She served as Counsel to the Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition for many years and is a past President of the organization. Terry has been active in other trade associations including the Mortgage Bankers’ Association of America, the Georgia Association of Mortgage Bankers and the Atlanta Chapter, and the Georgia Independent Auto Dealers’ Association.

Terry graduated summa cum laude with honors from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in History, and from the University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to founding Franzén and Salzano, P.C., Terry served as General Counsel at Fleet Finance, and prior to that managed the Commercial Litigation Department at an Atlanta firm (now Lamberth, Cifelli, Ellis & Nason, PA), and spent two years as an assistant solicitor prosecuting primarily domestic violence cases in Cobb County, Georgia. Terry is admitted to practice in Georgia in the state, federal, and appellate courts.

Professional Affiliations

  • Vice Chairperson, ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • Regent, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
  • Member, ABA Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance
  • President, Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition, Inc.
  • Past Chairperson, ABA Debt Collection Practices and Bankruptcy Subcommittee, Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • Member, ACA International
  • Member, National Association of Dealer Counsel

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