Sally Nolte is appointed the director of default services at the Cincinnati-based Gerner & Kearns (G&K) law firm. Nolte has served the firm as director of its real estate owned (REO) division. Her new role will unite the firm’s REO segment with its foreclosure, loss mitigation, bankruptcy and eviction operations. She has 25 years experience in real estate law and has spent the past decade in the REO segment. “We could not be more pleased to announce Sally’s latest accomplishment as we reach a critical mass in default and continue to expand our market share in both the foreclosure and REO arenas for our core states of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky,” managing partner David Gerner said in a release. “Sally has been an integral part and key driver of the growth and success that G&K has experienced over the last decade and without her, we would not have accomplished all we have including our Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae REO designations.” Gerner & Kearns is a law firm that performs residential and commercial real estate services including title examining, closings, title insurance, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and eviction statewide in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Write to Austin Kilgore.