NEXT is proud to recognize Linda Orlans as a recipient of the inaugural NEXT Powerhouse Awards.
Register now to join us in celebrating Linda and all of the NEXT Powerhouses at #NEXTSUMMER20, NEXT’s first FREE virtual event, which will take place on August 23-25, 2020.
Linda Orlans, Founder
A self-made business leader, attorney, pioneer, philanthropist, and influencer, Linda Orlans has built multiple businesses with innovation and compassion at the center. Founder and Executive Chair of the Orlans Group of Companies – Orlans PC, eTITLE, eVANTAGE, Revlegal and Towne Auction – Linda revolutionized the mortgage and legal worlds as an early adopter of lean methodology and technology.
From humble roots, Linda progressed from working her way through college and law school by renovating, buying and selling homes in underserved areas of Detroit, Michigan with her younger brother to pioneering the flat fee model in her law firm more than 20 years ago and moving to the launch of multiple companies including the recent Revlegal. Linda is the quintessential entrepreneur. As the founder of the Orlans Group of Companies, a highly successful organization, serving over 100 of the largest banks, servicers, finance companies, real estate companies, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in America, Linda is a sought after speaker on key topics of interest to her clients. As one of the largest women-owned law firms in the country, Orlans was selected among the first female designated/retained counsel law firms for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In another first, Linda was elected as the first woman Chair of Michigan State Law School. Orlans PC, one of the largest certified women-owned companies, is also a member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms — the most highly selective organization of minority and women-owned law firms. She is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar and a member of the State Bar of Michigan. From her early days as a trial attorney handling complex litigation to her transformation into a top mortgage banking attorney, Linda has earned a reputation as a premier member of the bar and a source of extraordinary legal knowledge and business acumen for her clients and members of the mortgage industry.
Linda is an active philanthropist in the community and has established a social responsibility across her companies – actively helping the underserved, as well as championing gender equality.