General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Kent Schoen has been General Counsel for Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) since 2013. He also serves as Corporate Secretary to its Board of Directors and is a member of HPF’s senior leadership team, reporting to David Berenbaum, chief executive officer.
Kent provides counsel to leaders and the board on all legal and regulatory matters affecting HPF, as well as governance, compliance, and risk management. He also works closely with senior leadership on transactional matters involving HPF’s relationships with financial institutions, government-sponsored enterprises, grant funders, HPF’s network agencies, and major vendors.
Kent brings significant financial services experience to his role. Prior to joining HPF, he served as the first general counsel for Gradient Financial Group, a diversified financial services conglomerate with operations in the insurance, investment, and lending sectors. Kent began his legal career with the law firm of Briggs & Morgan, P.A., where much of his practice focused on the litigation and resolution of financial services disputes.
Kent received his juris doctor (JD) degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.