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Gregg Hagopian

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Gregg Hagopian is an assistant city attorney for the city of Milwaukee, where he has helped the city develop programs to move property-tax-foreclosed properites back into productive reuse and works on local, state and federal efforts to combat "zombie" foreclosures. He has been honored for his work in developing an efficient property-tax-collection alternative to foreclosure; detecting and preventing illegal property flipping and mortgage fraud; and an idea--now a Wisconsin state law--for a tool that allows government to get tax-delinquent, brownfield properties into the hands of those who will remediate and improve them.

Hagopian received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and practiced at one of the nation's oldest and largest law firms before moving to the public sector in 1994. In 2012 and 2013 he completed executive education courses at the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2014, he attended an EB-5 financing program at the Kennedy School and the Community Progress Leadership Institute at the Harvard Law School.

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