Managing Attorney – Dallas / Fort Worth Attorney
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Girling enjoyed a successful career in the mortgage industry. Shortly after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute, Mr. Girling started working in the lending industry with a small community bank. Later, and after several years at a large credit union, Citigroup recruited Mr. Girling. Mr. Girling would spend a total of 9 years at Citigroup.
Mr. Girling’s service at Citigroup started in CitiFinancial’s branch system. He worked his way from an entry level position to Branch Manager. After about a year in his first substantial management role, he accepted a position at CitiFinancial’s headquarters in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Girling’s roles at CitiFinancial’s headquarters involved mortgage-related IT positions. Several years later he accepted a position with Citigroup’s title company, Chesapeake Appraisal and Settlement Services. This role would prove to be the first of several mortgage compliance positions. In his final role at Citigroup, the scope of Mr. Girling’s compliance management responsibility included Citigroup’s title company, several large Dallas-based mortgage servicing operations for CitiMortgage, and Citicorp Trust Bank FSB’s regional operations center in Atlanta, Georgia.
About two years prior to starting Girling Law, PLLC, Mr. Girling ran Friedman’s Jeweler’s legal compliance department, which included three departments that performed legal and operational compliance oversight for over 350 retail locations.
Managing Attorney – Austin / San Antonio Attorney
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Cahan worked as a computer technician for several years with his own computer repair company serving the Western Kentucky, Western Tennessee, and Southern Illinois region as the exclusive Dell repair vendor. Following about a year as head of the IT department for a law school, Mr. Cahan decided to become a law student himself
Mr. Cahan knighted (graduated) in 2000 from Kamiak High School in Mukilteo Washington with several letters in music including Jazz and Marching bands. In 2004 Mr. Cahan graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Russian Language and History with a semester spent in Moscow, Russia.
After law school Mr. Cahan worked for a few years with a local Austin Toll Road agency in criminal prosecution for non payment before starting his own law firm. As a solo practitioner, Mr. Cahan found his calling in Landlord / Tenant law. Mr. Cahan joined Girling Law in early 2017.