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Practice Areas

The firm primarily represents mortgage service lenders, investors, and others in the following areas of practice:

Bankruptcy

The firm handles a broad spectrum of creditor bankruptcy work. It provides a full range of legal services in consumer bankruptcies (chapter 7, 12 and 13), including attending meetings of creditors, preparing and filing proofs of claim, defending objections to proofs of claim, evaluating plans, filing and defending objections to confirmation of bankruptcy plans (where appropriate) and pursuing relief from the automatic stay and motions for dismissal.

In addition, the firm represents secured and unsecured creditors in chapter 11 proceedings.

Collections

The firm represents creditors in both consumer and commercial collection matters.

Eviction

Evictions following completed foreclosure sales, as well as failure to pay rent or lease termination situations, are handled by the firm for both institutional and individual clients.

Excess Sale Proceeds Recovery

Representation in connection with the recovery of excess sale proceeds from foreclosure sales conducted by the firm and by other trustees is provided by the firm for institutional and individual clients.

Foreclosure

The firm handles residential and commercial foreclosure matters for both institutional and individual clients. In addition to “routine” judicial and non-judicial foreclosure work, the firm is experienced in dealing with contested foreclosure cases, including those requiring the appointment of a receiver.

Litigation

The firm is regularly engaged to represent its clients in general litigation matters. It has experience in cases involving real property issues (e.g., partition actions, deficiency claims, title insurance issues, escrow liability, boundary disputes, eminent domain, adverse possession and prescriptive easement cases), lender liability issues and breach of contract claims.

Loss Mitigation

The firm provides experienced loss mitigation representation for its clients. Included in the forms of loss mitigation options are deeds in lieu of foreclosure, short sales, forbearance or workout agreements and loan modifications.

Reconveyances and Releases

The firm provides reconveyance and lien release services for a number of mortgage servicers as well as reconveyance contractors.

REO Matters & Closings

Working in conjunction with its title affiliate, eTitle Insurance Agency, the firm provides complete representation of sellers of REO properties. In addition to the eviction and title clearing services described above, the firm coordinates closings on REO property sales through eTitle.

Replevin

Replevin cases (recovery of personal property securing an obligation) are handled by the firm for a variety of clients, including mortgage services, credit unions, vehicle financing companies, retail merchants and individual investors.

Title Resolution

The firm’s experience in handling real property title issues includes title curative work in conjunction with foreclosure proceedings, title defense for insured property owners and lenders, prosecuting and defending quiet title proceedings and title insurance claims litigation.